Dating a sociopath

This trope overlaps with the Sociopathic Soldier, especially if the setting is war or a chaotic milieu. Truth in Television: sociopathic heroes do exist in Real Life.

If you figure there are 50 million sociopaths in the world and every one of them knows about 200 people, that's ...

All we do is tell you the equivalent of "Santa is real." Is that really so bad? When you feed him false information, it ends up like one of those dry British farces where misunderstandings and confusions abound. Congratulations, you fought a sociopath -- and won! How about a nominal charge for a bestselling book of the same name?

Those of you who are smart probably realize it's just for your own good. But you're not confused because you know what's going on.

(That’s not to say all sociopathic liars are criminals, of course).

Compare Heroic Comedic Sociopath, for when this kind of behavior is Played for Laughs, and Token Evil Teammate, which he will be if they're a team player.On first impressions, you may find you actually like or are drawn to the sociopath.It’s not surprising as more often than not they are indeed charming and likable.The one behavior that characterizes the human race is so widespread that most of the time we don’t even notice it. Whether it was to protect feelings, avoid trouble, impress, or to simply get what they want, not many people can say they have never told a lie.It is extremely hard to spot and it is even harder to stop. However, there is one extreme type of liar that you should beware of; the sociopathic liar.

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