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But I still don't want to be with a person who I cannot rely on trusting with Natalie: So then why do you choose to invest in the relationship?. Most people believe sociopaths are just the mass murderers in our Chances are you will cross paths or have already engaged in a relationship with one. Some of them don't want you to question them and do question. We all want to be loved, don't we? Well, no. There are people in the world who don't care about love. They don't even know what love is.
A change And at some point there is a change in the relationship with the sociopath. A man has lent money to his girlfriend and she disappears. Shortly after getting married, or getting pregnant, her husband starts to drink more and becomes abusive. The workplace psychopath starts to miss deadlines, not turn up for work, abuse others and starts to generally take liberties. The cult leader no longer spends so much time with those people who have been indoctrinated.
They get only so much time as is necessary to keep them engaged. In fact, spending time with him or her becomes a privilege.
And if there is a sexual relationship which, in the context of mind control, is sexual abuse this typically changes as well. It may stop if the leader has new victims, or it may become very cold, devoid of emotion on the part of the leader, automatic you could say.
Because of the nature of mind control, the victims are unable to make the decision to discontinue the relationship with a sociopath, even when they feel they are just being used.
But they are nice people! Many of the people around psychopaths have come to believe that they are nice people. Therefore the initial bad behavior is explained away or justified. After all, there must be a good reason for it, right?
Two situations can arise here.
One is where the person captured believes this person is wonderful and his or her friends warn them against the psychopath but they cannot see it. The other is where the manipulated person tries to tell their friends of the abuse they are suffering but their friends can't believe it because the person seems so nice to them!
It gets worse But then the nastiness, the abuse and the dominating behavior persists. By this time, for the person in an intimate relationship with a sociopath, it's too late. They have been captured by the sociopath and tolerate more and more abuse. The difficulty is that they have come to rely on the sociopath to make decisions, to know how they are and sometimes even who they are.
They are completely dependent on the sociopath.
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This explains why some men and women will tolerate 10, 15 or 20 years of abuse in a marriage. The sociopath understands how to use mind control techniques to manipulate and dominate others. And this is basically what they want, power over others.
Workplace psychopath For the psychopath in the workplace this is the whole game. To rise through the ranks to positions of power and control.
In fact we are seeing more and more articles written today in newspapers and blogs about how the corporate psychopath is responsible for much of the risk-taking that has led to the current financial crisis. When the office psychopath has the level of control that he or she wants, then they move into high gear.
They have their competition fired. They do this by having gained the confidence of the bosses and then begin to create problems for the competition, and lying about them. They use and abuse expense accounts, steal money, manipulate their way into positions of greater power and generally do what they want.
Exploitation in cults Cult leaders lead their victims deeper and deeper into their doctrine exploiting them in whatever way they can. The victims may end up using their skills and expertise working for the cult for free.
10 Brutally Obvious Signs You’re In A Relationship With A Sociopath
They may donate their wealth, their possessions, their house to the 'cause'. Their time and energy is spent pursuing the two basic objectives of any cult, member recruitment and the collection of funds. They may be sexually abused by the leadership or even prostituted out under the guise of saving mankind, bringing more people to God and so on.
In some cults, suicide is the end result for the group.
Suicide bombers have been manipulated into taking other people's lives as well. And for those caught in a romantic relationship with the sociopath, sometimes a sociopath just kills the family. While there are lots of therapy cults, some therapists are sociopaths and they subject their clients to abuse in therapy.
Impression management Remember, first impressions count and when a person enters into a relationship with a sociopath believing they are good people remember this is set up deliberately by the sociopaththis becomes very difficult to change later on.
They have charisma and charm. They seem to be very exciting.Sociopaths cannot love, they just want to win
They have an enormous ego. They act like the smartest, richest or most successful people around. They may actually come out and tell you that. They call, text and e-mail constantly. They want to be with you every moment. They resent time you spend with your family and friends. They have a Jekyll and Hyde personality. One minute they love you; the next minute they hate you. Their personality changes like flipping a switch.
Nothing is ever their fault. They always have an excuse. Someone else causes their problems. They always have lies and gaps in their story. You ask questions, and the answers are vague. They tell stupid lies. They tell outrageous lies. They give intense eye contact. Call it the predatory stare. If you get a chill down your spine when they look at you, pay attention.
They want to move in together or get married quickly.