A sociopath will fog up the honesty window by telling you he’s honest to a fault:
“I always tell people what I think of them. I always give them my honest opinion about what they wear and what they eat and what they drink. What do you mean by saying I’m a liar?”
Telling people, unsolicited, what you think of them isn’t exactly the same thing as being honest about who you are and what your motivations are.
Telling people that you don’t like this or that about them is you being a smug prick. It’s not being honest with them.
Being honest with them would be:
“I hate this gift you gave me, because I really don’t like or care about you and don’t care if I hurt your feelings or not because you are nothing to me. Next year I won’t like the gift you give me, either, because I don’t like you. I just love seeing your disappointed look knowing I made you feel so disappointed about yourself.”
A Sociopath could never come right out and be 100% honest. Ever!
So don’t let these fools claim honesty by pointing to a time they were “honest” with you about something you said or did that they didn’t like.
That just proves they’re an asshole, and anyone can be an asshole on occasion, but not everyone can be honest about why they’re an asshole.
I’d love to hear a sociopath explain his asshole-ness to me. Wouldn’t you?
IMHO, sociopaths are disgusting, delusional jerks who go against all decency and righteousness. Why do I think that? I think that because I have witnessed, first-hand, how they have verbally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically caused harm to others and lack any remorse for doing so.
As victims and survivors, the closest we get to receiving an apology is more like an excuse:
“Well, it’s your fault. You knew I was like this from the beginning.”
My response to the boy in my story when I received the above excuse went something like this:
“No, I thought you were just an immature asshole who needed some life experience to see what an asshole you really are. I guess you like being a cocksucker, huh?”
(Needless to say, that response didn’t help bring peace to the situation.)
I take full responsibility. It was my fault for accepting the sociopath into my life. Shame on me for thinking he was human like the rest of us.
Good morning! Namaste!
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