Sociopaths are monsters who are narcissistic. Dump them all and be happy! There are vast differences between the two and lots of confusion about which is what. Confusion mounts with the ever-growing collection of online materials and social media written on this topic describe the traits and actions of a sociopath — but call them a narcissist, or narc or a narcopath.
Calling a Sociopath a Narcissist is a fairly natural thing to do. This is narcissism to be sure. On all counts… because it is. We do need more shades of meaning for the word assh—e. Clinically, a Sociopath — or having Antisocial Personality Disorder or being an Antisocial Psychopath — these terms indicate the same beast — involves having a specific under-functioning brain that cannot be repaired at this time in the history of humankind.
Where the difference between these two comes into play for us is in our lives, not mental health medical books. Forget the clinical descriptions. Narcissists have a snarky way about them. They can be nice or nasty one minute to the next, in front of anyone, to anyone, anywhere. Narcissists vary in levels of self-absorption from narcissist to narcissist. Each Narcissist has their own way of being a pain in the derriere.
How they manifest caustic and mean varies depending on the individual Narcissist. We need to look into new policies or laws that stop this. This is the age of Nihilism. They whip it out to bonk people on the head with. This occurs at any random second during ordinary conversation. Narcissists control the household, everyone is held hostage to their whims and expectations that revolve around themselves and their intense opinions.
Resent and make pokes at people or things that take attention away from them. They hang onto any chance to complain about or criticize someone; have strong opinions. Retell moments from their past that carry inappropriately harbored emotional impact. Have a sense of self-importance and can be indignant about people different from themselves.
Make backhanded insults and sharp put downs anywhere to or about anyone. They humiliate another person publicly to the total shock of everyone present. They can be doctors, lawyers, bus drivers and hard workers or slackers.
They may or may not abuse family members or loved ones physically. Can demand loved ones look and behave a certain way in public. Are overly empathetic towards people or circumstances they relate to or suffer with.
Theoretically a Narcissist can change their ways. Being so self-absorbed, changing their ways is very unlikely. Happy Narcissists are impossible to please, make terrible mates, and rotten friends. When someone has nothing invested in any type of relationship with them things are easier. They can be funny or intelligent or not, their personalities vary. While some words used to describe a Sociopath and a Narcissist are similar — the depth and breadth of the manifestation of these semantics is light years apart.
As a fundamental trait, all Narcissists are not this: Can Someone Be a Narcissist and a Sociopath? Sociopaths have abnormal brains that leave them very nearly However, there could be many unrecognized Sociopaths mistaken for Narrcissists. They can never change. Some are more savvy and have garnered more tricks for tapping our human emotions so they can use us than others. Their brains are missing the element that registers feelings of love, like, care, concern or compassion — for anyone.
They are incapable of positive bonding feelings. If we think they have a heart, their mask is held in place by our great goodness and trust. We have a very hard time accepting, believing, seeing evil. Sociopaths are incapable of loving anyone. Therapy can make them more dangerous. This can be seen in brain scans on children as young as three years of age. Their cold behavior stands out as young children.
They feel no love, like, care, concern, compassion for any person. Not their mom, their dad, their, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, grandparents, spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, or their own children. Not strangers, coworkers or neighbors. They hold the same lack of care or connection to the postman that they do to their mother. The younger they are the less experience, and so less skilled at conning typically.
All Sociopaths intentions, needs, wants and their thinking is identical and predictable. Nothing is what we think it is. Many times even their name is a lie. They do not bond with anyone. They adore being sociopaths. They feel no love, no like, no care or concern for anyone. Sociopaths move quickly to escalate the relationship. Sociopaths have several children and spouses. Males have more children. They do not love their children, but pretend they do to look good in order to use people.
Sociopaths hide some relationships and make others public. They work hard to look good in front of others. Their faces and physical appearance change depending on circumstances. They keep many scam girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, or business scams at one time. They can be male or female and con and seduce people of both sexes. Sociopaths ignore our texts or calls, and expect us to answer theirs. They show up when they want to not based on when we need them or expect them.
Or they sit home endlessly. They text others and are online nearly constantly and consistently. They walk a thin line between illegal acts and legal behavior. Sociopaths steal from targets, their prey that means us , from anyone they want to. They tend to steal things that are valuable, irreplaceable or sentimental to us. They avoid sex with primary or select partners. They all have a varied combo of this and hide it: Other identities, kids, wives, husbands, divorces, annulments, crimes such as forgery, blackmail, fraud, false claims, nonpayment of taxes, porn, unusual sex related practices, money, debt, prostitution, violence, assault, rape, gambling, jail time, pedophilia, omni-sexuality, alcohol use, and drug habits and lots more fo this ilk.
Wondering why we fell for them about now? How Sociopaths Function Sociopaths live off of other people entirely as parasites. They have no constructive or nurturing human emotions.
Any expression of care, like, love, connection is faked. They mimic normal humans to create trust and bonding with people they target for the purpose of taking from them.
They carry out new ploys on a whim and constantly have a stable of multiple targets. They are always looking for new targets. They like to impress us with their skills — and work as little as possible.
They do impulsive things to protect themselves. What they say and do is to get what they want. Even when they let out bizarre snips of truth about themselves. Sex means nothing to them except as a control tactic and as an animalistic release. Chances are, many of us who thought we were breaking up with something called a Narc, a Narcissist or a Narcopath are in fact, escaping an Antisocial Psychopath — a Sociopath.
Sociopaths are not Narcissists. Narcissists are mean, nasty, unpredictable, create utter misery. They leave destruction and ruin in their wake. For the Happy, in a simplistic and obvious few words: Reframe the nightmare with a sociopath.