(All names are fictional)
We asked people from all around the world about their encounters and experiences with sociopaths. We discovered that the majority have had at least one of their family members turned out to be a sociopath. Max talked about his older brother, who could be the best person you could ever meet, until you stopped being of any interest to him. When his brother moved and cut everyone out of his life Max felt relieved, because the incredible verbal and physical abuses as well as the manipulation stopped. His brother killed strays, cats and dogs, and laughed while doing it, because he felt superior towards them. After it would been discovered that he was molesting Max’s half brother and sister, he spent most of his teenage years switching between jails and foster homes. As an adult he joined the military, because he refused to maintain a job. With his violent actions he left many scars behind, on his family, friends and social environment.
These are not unusual behavior patterns for a sociopath. Alexis’ parents are both sociopaths who abused her heavily but masked themselves charming and responsible for others. They lied to Alexis’s friends and social environment and presented themselves as elder and exceptional, so no one would believe Alexis when she would tell them about the abuse. The mother poisoned her cat and threatened her daughter every morning with inappropriate messages of killing her cat. Because of this abuse and irresponsible behavior Alexis never really knew her family. Stories about sociopaths help us to determine how to spot a sociopath and how to behave in certain situations. (If you have relatable experience with sociopaths, you can share them with us in the comment section below. We would be delighted to read your stories).