Do you ever look at your significant other and wonder, "Are you crazy?" Sure, everybody can act a bit crazy in love sometimes, but we want to know if your partner is actually crazy. After all, there's no way to know what's really going on in their head. Did they just secretly think about killing you because you watched the recent Game of Thrones episode without them? (Because this does not make them a sociopath. This is a normal response. Stop watching GOT without your sig other. This is a crappy thing to do.) But it can be pretty worrisome...you're sharing a life with another person, and there's a chance that you don't really know them at all. So in the spirit of love and healthy relationships, here’s a fun little checklist to see if your significant other is a textbook sociopath!
WARNING: if you go through this checklist you may find out that either:
He/she is a sociopath.
You are the actual sociopath.
There is something wrong with your relationship if you are trying to figure out if your significant other is crazy.
So can any good actually come from reading this? I don't know. But keep reading if you're feeling risky!
Most sociopaths have a superficial charm and can schmooze the pants off of anyone. They can also be glib and a fast-talker. So if your significant other just oozes charm and charisma all day every day, you either snagged a keeper or he/she is a sociopath. Hard to distinguish between the two!
Sociopaths tend to be extremely narcissistic. They think they deserve the moon, have an unbelievable sense of self-worth and think that the world revolves around them. And if you're with someone like that, what are you doing!? They sound awful! I don't even know you, but I know you deserve way better.
Do they lack any sort of remorse or guilt? If the answer is no, then that is not a great sign. Sociopaths never feel guilty, and if your significant other never shows signs of remorse, then you should be worried.
Sociopaths usually like to suck off of others like a parasite. Whether it is freeloading and living off of you, making you foot the bill at dinner or always looking for a free ride, they are an absolute succubus.
You are constantly having to rein them in because sociopaths can’t ever keep themselves in check. This could translate to substance abuse, or it could mean they have no self control over junk food, porn, or flirting with other people. Remember that you are their significant other, not their mother.
Whatever they did in their past is not really any of your business, but if you happen to know that they have slept around a lot, just be aware that this is a trait of sociopaths. Not all promiscuous people are sociopaths, but most sociopaths are promiscuous.
Sociopaths shirk responsibility at every corner, so it's never their fault when something goes wrong. It's not their fault that they got passed up for that promotion...that's their boss' fault for being such an idiot. It's not their fault that you're upset after the fight you two just had...it's your fault for being too emotional. If your significant other never takes responsibility for their actions, they might be a sociopath.
Have you noticed that your significant other's emotional reactions seem to be...muted? Sociopaths don't react similarly in emotional situations as normal people, even though they may try to act the part. If you sense that your partner is faking his or her emotions or isn't reacting normally, then you may have a sociopath on your hands...in which case, GET THE HECK OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP!