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With so many alleged sociopaths around, and with their charming nature, it can be hard to know one when you see them.
INSIDER spoke to experts about some tell-tale signs that the one you love may actually be a sociopath.
They can't seem to hold down a job because of their attitudes and will blame it on everyone but themselves.
“They are so antisocial they burn their bridges at work and blame everyone else but themselves for their inability to succeed,” relationship coach and matchmaker Bonnie Winston told INSIDER.
Sociopaths are compulsive liars because it's in their nature. “Their lies usually are self-serving, making them out to sound really impressive.” You can't seem to stay mad at them.
Even if you do catch them in one of their famous lies, you can't seem to be mad at them for long because a sociopath will charm you out if it.
They charm the pants off of everyone in the room. A standard trait of a sociopath is that they are charming and gregarious people.
They know exactly what to say to everyone to get them to like them.
Sociopaths are skilled liars, but sometimes they're so disingenous that their actions and facial expressions give them away.
They just can't grasp that people have complex feelings.
“This will come out of his or her psychological issues, but will resonate as an overall feeling of strangeness in the way they handle their affairs with other people,” Cavallo said.
“For example, you ask them to pick you up from work at p.m. comes and they don't show, you call them to find out what happened.
They blame you for 'not reminding them because you know they are forgetful.' Then they try to guilt you for even asking them in the first place 'knowing how busy they are,'” Sabla pointed out.
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Be careful: Because a charming people-person isn't necessarily indicative of a sociopath, you should look out for other signs, too.