There are treatments for this disorder, but typically those who have it are unlikely to seek professional help.

A relationship with a sociopath can drain you emotionally, and often, financially.

You may not notice the subtle warning signs early in the romance, and the longer you stay with someone, the more challenging it can be to disentangle yourself.

Like any other disorder, people with anti-social personality disorder are on a spectrum ranging from mild to severe.

According to Psychology Today, you may see a sociopath is: Mayo Clinic notes this disorder is associated with severe early childhood trauma, genetic factors or a combination of the two.

Once he has captured you under his spell, he will begin using you to get whatever he wants when he wants it.

When you catch her in her lies, she will seem genuinely sorry and it will be hard not to forgive her.

Symptoms can be present during early childhood, but most individuals don't run into problems until they are teenagers.

Many teens will first be diagnosed with conduct disorder, followed by anti-social personality disorder after they turn 18.

The most important self-defense against psychopathic seducers consists of recognizing the initial warning signals so that you can escape the relationship early on, hopefully before you’re seriously harmed. Joseph Carver has put together a helpful and instructive list outlining the early symptoms of a dangerous relationship with a psychopath, or as he puts it quite aptly, with “a Loser.” As we’ve already seen in the previous account of Drew Peterson’s behavior, not all the signs of psychopathic seduction are obviously negative.