Sociopaths and Psychopaths! Do You Know One?
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Sociopaths and Psychopaths! Do You Know One
- Sociopaths and Psychopaths Can Destroy Your Life
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health New
Sociopath. Psychopath. These terms often evoke chills, shudders, and goosebumps. A great many people equate these individuals with psychopathic serial killers. While it's true that the majority of serial killers are psychopaths and sociopaths, not all psychopaths and sociopaths are serial killers. In fact, most aren't. Perhaps a better way to conceptualize them is soul killers. They control. They manipulate. They consume their victims' resources, be those resources financial, emotional, relational, or all of these and more. When a sociopath or a psychopath has taken everything he or she can from someone, this power-hungry, self-centered person moves on to the next victim.
Sociopaths and psychopaths are indeed frightening. They're made even more so by the fact that they're difficult to spot (Signs of a Sociopath and Signs of a Psychopath). These men and women function very well in society—some sociopaths are extremely high functioning—and they know what they need to do to fit any situation. Like talented actors and actresses, they can disguise the fact that they're playing a role in order to manipulate. Psychopaths and sociopaths are contributing members of society. They're spouses and parents, boyfriends or girlfriends, employees or bosses. And they're power-hungry takers. Sociopaths and psychopaths are complex. HealthyPlace has two new sections about them, each containing a wealth of information. Follow the below links to learn more.
Related Articles Dealing with Sociopaths and Psychopaths
- All Sociopath Articles
- All Psychopath Articles
- Take an Online Psychopath Test
- Take an Online Sociopath Test
- Famous Psychopaths You Wouldn’t Want To Run Across
- Can Sociopaths Love or Even Fall in Love?
Today's Question: What comes to your mind when you hear the words psychopath and sociopath, and what’s been your experience in dealing with one? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
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Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Adult Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Definition
- The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
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On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- ADDYI Approved: A Pink-Letter Day for Women’s Sexual Health (Your Mental Health)
- Private: Pro-Ana, Thinspo and Social Media’s Influence (Mental Health Treatment Circle Blog)
- Depression and Decisions About Parenthood (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Help Kids, Teens Manage School Anxiety with These Strategies (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- Extinguish Negative Emotions with the Power of Gratitude (Living A Blissful Life Blog)
- Bipolar Depression – When Will I Feel Better? (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- Mental Health System Fails with Lethal Results (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Combat PTSD and Sleep Disturbances (Understanding Combat PTSD)
- Introduction to Dan Hays, Author of “Trauma! A PTSD Blog” (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- Stop Using Avoidance to Deal with Self-Esteem Issues and How Insecure Thoughts Keep You From Being Happy (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- Video Games Can Help Reduce Mental Illness Stigma (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- The Low Point of My Binge Eating Disorder (Binge Eating Recovery Blog)
- My EMDR Therapist Helped Decrease My Anxiety (Treating Anxiety Blog)
- Help for Teenage Self-Esteem (Mental Health for the Digital Generation Blog)
- When to Get Rid of Social Media Relationships (Relationships and Mental Illness Blog)
- Identifying and Diagnosing Alcoholism and Clean Time in Alcoholics, Narcotics Anonymous: Harmful? (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Sexism (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
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These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- UGA Research Links Borderline Personality Traits With Lowered Empathy
- Differences In Brain Structure And Memory Suggest Adolescents May Not 'Grow Out Of' ADHD
- Acupuncture May Reduce High Blood Pressure
- About 10 Percent Of Mothers Experienced Depression 2 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Study Shows
- Goth Teens Could Be More Vulnerable To Depression And Self-Harm
- UF Researchers Find Memory Problems In Some People With Parkinson's Disease
- Link Found Between Throat Microbes And Schizophrenia
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Peterson, T. (2015, August 31). Sociopaths and Psychopaths! Do You Know One?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/sociopaths-and-psychopaths-do-you-know-one