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Find out the signs of a Sociopath and Narcissist
Are You With Someone Who Is a Sociopath Or Has Narcissism?
As a psychotherapist, I see more people come in for counseling related to people in their lives who are a sociopath or who have narcissism than almost any other reason. Why?
Both of these disorders are related to a permanent disorder which we call psychopathy. Sociopaths and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are both personality disorders that form when the person is under the age of seven. Unfortunately, there is no going back and reforming a sociopaths' personality formation or structure. Likewise, narcissism can not be reversed either. People come into counseling frustrated and wondering why the sociopath or the narcissist doesn't 'change' or 'grow' or 'take responsibility for their decisions.'
People are damaged in relationships with someone who is a sociopath or someone with narcissism. That's because pathology means that someone with these kinds of disorders cannot 'change, grow or develop insight about how their behaviors affect others.' Therefore, counseling or medication cannot help a sociopath or a narcissist that cannot 'grow, change, or develop insight.' The damage to others is in the waiting'waiting for the sociopath to step up to the plate'to go to counseling, to change, to stop conning. But it never happens. And 10 years down the road, the person is finally starting to get it that the sociopath 'can't change.' Or in narcissism, there is not change.
Part of the work I do is in Public Psychopathy Education'which is to help the public learn to spot psychopathy and permanent disorders in others. You can't avoid what you don't know about. Please educate yourself on dangerous and permanent disorders. Stop by our site at www.HowToSpotADangerousMan.com and sign up for our free newsletter that is filled with information and resources about psychopathy, sociopaths, and narcissism.
Sandra L. Brown holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and is the director of The Dangerous Relationship Institute'a Women's Relational Harm Reduction and Public Psychopathy Education Project.
She is the author of 'How to Spot a Dangerous Man' and 'Counseling Victims of Violence.'
Sandra Brown, WomanSavers.com Feature Writer.
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