aol interracial dating - Dating a narcissistic sociopath
So how do you tell the difference between a narcissist and a sociopath? Narcissists will focus the conversation on themselves and their interests. Sociopaths are manipulative and calculating and will exploit others to further their agenda.
In the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which is the guidebook used by mental health professionals for diagnosing mental disorders, there is no disorder called sociopath or sociopathic disorder. Both lack insight into their emotions and are incapable of self-reflection. Both can convincingly mimic the emotions and behaviors of others but do not actually feel or think the same way as emotionally healthy people. Narcissists use others who they feel are hindering their agenda. Sociopaths ignore social norms and boundaries, not only out of a sense of entitlement but to manipulate situations to further their interests.
Even if you are sure the Sociopath loved you (as much as a Socio can love). What does the reality of dating a sociopath look like?
(you might need to take off your rose coloured glasses for this one). When you let go, you might feel this huge empty space. You want them to stay in the past, as the one thing that is true, if you let them back in. Do not be swayed by their contact with you (If they do this) and be deluded into thinking that this means you are ‘special’ to them.
The closest equivalent is Antisocial Personality disorder (ASPD). Narcissists also feel a sense of entitlement but will ignore rules, and social norms more from a place of self-importance. Sociopaths are more interested in winning, and in being right at all costs.