How To Defend Yourself Against A Sociopath ?

Sociopaths are known for their lack of empathy and impulsive behavior, manipulating people for their needs by putting on a fake mask, acting spontaneous and charming. The moment you want to free yourself from their cuffs so they cannot control you, sociopaths tend to use verbal as well as physical abuse and cruelty. So how can you defend yourself against a sociopath, what are the most efficient ways to approach an abusive situation and which supplies you could use for your security? As we all know, the safest way to escape an abusive situation is to call the police, friends or family for support. Explain the scenario and tell them about the sociopath threatening you, don’t be afraid. If you encounter a sociopath in public, who tries to lure or hold you against your will, try to get the attention of your surrounding and masses of people. Other people could record the incident on their smartphones, assist you on your way home or even protect and defend you from the ominous sociopaths. Warn them about the tricks of a sociopath and illustrate the consequences of being a sociopath’s victim. These are a few helpful advices, but how can you handle a confrontation with a sociopath by yourself? Image you are returning home late night after work, and there is a charming but suspicious person attempt to manipulate you. After the sociopath seek to hook you and you resist and insist to stop this harassment, they tend to molest or hurt you, because they want to stay dominant. We suggest carrying pepper spray in your bag or backpack. Although the jurisdiction of using such a tool may differ from one country to another, like the 17-year-old Danish girl who got prosecuted for using pepper spray to fight off a rapist, the potential of being victimized is far more dangerous. She had to pay a small fine for using that substance in Denmark, but nonetheless the rapist could vanish from the scene before the police could find and arrest him. In conclusion, your health and safety should be the number one priority! Do you have any advice for us or our readers? Write down your suggestions in the comment section below.


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HOW DANGEROUS IS A SOCIOPATH?

How Dangerous Is A Sociopath?
There are about 7,347 Billion people populating the earth at this moment and the number is increasing rapidly. Some of these people manipulate and harm others without any sense of guilt or hesitation to fulfill their own needs and relieve their boredom. Their lies and impulsive character can lead to physical and mental abuse explosively, as soon as you begin to defend yourself and they lose control over you. Nonetheless you can get immensely damaged after such an encounter. The chart below, made in 2011, shows you ‘the harm done to people by sociopaths’ for young adults (Age 14-29), as well as adults and elders (Age 30+) in percent.

As you can see, young adults suffer more abuse then older people. Reason for that could be the inexperience with a sociopath or the lack of knowledge about the antisocial personality disorder (APD). There are a few things you can try, to avoid a bad encounter with a sociopath. Sociopaths don’t feel guilt and there is no possibility to reason with them. Do not let the sociopath take control over you. As soon as you feel that the person is manipulating you, you’ll have to stay conscious and retake the control. This can escalate quickly, because the moment they feel loss, sociopaths tend to violent and abusive actions. If your life is threatened you should get assistance from an attorney or the police. You can find more information about sociopaths on our blog, as well as read the books we think illustrative and enlightening.

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THE AVERAGE SOCIOPATH IN OUR SOCIETY

An average sociopath is very attractive, spontaneous and with peculiar charm. Those natural skills assist to manipulate their fellow men selectively to serve their purposes and needs. It could be the couch-potato who complains about, how hard it would be to find a suitable job, to his/her partner without taking actions or the clinical therapist who plunged a college’s already unstable patient into a mental crisis. To determine what motivates a sociopath to dissocial behavior as well as how to handle situations when one encounters conscienceless responses, you might find the modern psychologist and author, Martha Stout’s “The Sociopath Next Door” enriching and extremely helpful. The author looks back at her 25-years therapeutic experience, providing the reader with knowledge of sociopaths and authentic information. She underlines the different aspects of sociopathic behavior, how do they appeal other people, how they treat you to fufill their needs and how you can prepare yourself for an encounter with a sociopath. The fact that in a group of 25 people there will be at least one sociopath is terrefing. To find out more about this disorder you may find our analytical blogs edifying and instructional. Tell us about your experiences with sociopaths and how you acted at that moment.

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