When you think of a "sociopath," chances are you think of a serial killer or a con man in a movie. But chances are you've met a sociopath - after all, according to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout , author of "The Sociopath Next Door," one in every 25 people is a sociopath. With so many alleged sociopaths around, and with their charming nature, it can be hard to know one when you see them. A standard trait of a sociopath is that they are charming and gregarious people. They know exactly what to say to everyone to get them to like them.
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It's not as far-fetched as you might imagine. that amazing new person you or a loved one is dating actually be a sociopath? RED FLAG # Her husband took $, from her, cheated with at least six women during a two-year marriage, had a child with one of them, and 10 days. Dating a sociopath may be more common that we think. experts about some tell-tale signs that the one you love may actually be a sociopath.