There is only one way to beat a sociopath and even at that I am not sure I could ever say it is foolproof. Sociopaths con even the best of psychologists. They walk right through us. They walk around us and we never recognize sociopaths for who and what they are. In part, this is because psychology doesn’t fully understand what a sociopath is. For instance, there is no code in the DSM for sociopathy.
Sociopaths are NOT anti-social personality disordered people nor are they asocial. With one out of every 25 Americans being a sociopath, Martha Stout’s (2006) book, “The Sociopath Next Door” should be required reading in high school. While her book helps one to understand sociopaths in a limited way, the fact is THERE IS ONLY ONE DEFENSE AGAINST THE SOCIOPATH!
That is, to have a relationship with Jesus and have the Holy Spirit within you. The average mainstream church goer who engages in what I call “Churchianity” hasn’t a hope or a prayer of the protection for dealing with the evil a sociopath is!
Recently, I had a run in with another sociopath. While it took me a long long time to realize what this woman was about, it was only by following the promptings of the Holy Spirit that I was given the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time to observe and gather the critical data necessary to realize my adversary and the danger I had been in!
We were never designed to deal with evil on our own. We were designed to live in relationship with the Lord of the universe, with Jesus, and it is only with His protection that we have a hope of recognizing the sociopaths among us and avoiding the damages their evil brings!