Sociopaths rarely retain the people in their lives, said Strohman.
They may have some new friends from work, but if someone doesn't seem to have any high school or college friends, that could be a red flag.
They like to talk, but they can't necessarily talk about themselves all that well."Even if you'd let a sociopath borrow five dollars from you, they'd rather steal it, said Nance.
While a regular asshole may manipulate others to get something they want, sociopaths do it for its own sake.
"Psychopaths take what they want when they want it and justify it based on random rules that they themselves have set up."Sociopaths tend to be inattentive to their love interests' boundaries, Nance confirmed.
They'll often use their persuasive skills to talk others into sex, and even their pickup lines can get a bit too personal.
He was an asshole, no doubt, but "sociopath" may not be the right word choice. But as it turns out, sociopaths are quite different from plain old jerks — and more dangerous. This piece uses the terms interchangeably.) According to psychologists, there are some telltale signs to help you differentiate between your average, garden-variety D-bag and someone who might be a lot more dangerous.