Psychopaths don’t walk around with a severed head in one hand and a bloody knife in the other. Psychopathy is a clinical condition and psychopaths appear in all walks of life and in as many different guises; the only thing they have in common is a cluster of emotional abnormalities and anti-social behaviours that can wreak havoc in families, organisations and even entire communities.Between 1 and 3 per cent of the population exhibit psychopathic tendencies – in other words, potentially one in 100 of your Facebook friends – which puts anyone socialising online at risk of encountering a psycho.
These kind of people are often referred to as 'Love Addicts', and they tend to suffer from very low self esteem.
Meanwhile, psychopathic people, who are far more common than you think with an estimated one in 100 people meeting the criteria, are often seeking partners for selfish and predatory reasons.
Their condition is resistant to treatment and they are devoid of empathy, out to get what they want no matter who gets in their way.
But I also know just how manipulative, charming and clever some of them can be.
Take a deep breath, and take a step back, as you are the perfect target for a sociopath.
Online dating is a perfect place for meeting a sociopath.There was a time when looking for romance on the Internet was considered weird, geeky or the sure sign of a loser. Match.com, an online dating service founded in 1995, now boasts 24 international sites and millions of members. * Some of the following information is drawn from her book.A survey the company commissioned in 2010 says that 17% of couples who married in the prior three years met online. Because communicating via e-mail or the web is anonymous, it creates a sense of safety, Gwinnell says.Remember the four things that sociopaths do: Making the assessment stage easy On line dating, is for the sociopath, easy pickings.After all, what difficulty is there in the assessment if you have already told him everything about you in your profile?Emotions, fears and dreams—you may express feelings to your e-buddy that you’re afraid to share with your family, spouse or real-world friends.