The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour

Therapists and counsellors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients’ recovery – but this quality can mean those carers are targets for clients displaying sociopathic behaviour, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call “apaths”. The first UK article on this cruel sport shows how to identify and thus avoid it. People targeted by a sociopath often respond with self-deprecating comments like “I was stupid”, “what was I thinking” of “I should’ve listened to my gut instinct”. But being involved with a sociopath is like being brainwashed. The sociopath’s superficial charm is usually the means by which s/he conditions people. On initial contact, … Continue reading The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour