So you think criminals lack social skills?

Well, you might wanna think twice about that.
Ever wonder why most victims of con men are so easily coerced into giving them all their money or why the victims of serial killers let themselves be lured to a secluded house to be murdered? Do the victims like it? or are the criminals just that good? (A hint: It’s the second one 😉
If you asked this question earlier, you’d have known more about their MO’s than you do now.

You see, these skills, no matter how much they fake it, these criminals do have them, even though they’re not really your friends, they will make you think that they are and will not care how much they’ll hurt you later on, individuals like that are just that good at having social skills. The terms for these kinds of individuals are Sociopaths or Psychopaths. (They’re similar but still quite different and the terms are used as synonyms by many).

Individuals like them never base their actions on emotions, but rather they base them on logic and calculations. They analyze their marks to ensure that their goals will be achieved. They’re cold, but they seem warm and welcoming to others, that ofcourse includes their possible victims.

Some are so good at faking emotions, because they actually can experience them at a very high level and they utilize that to their advantage.

Now when i say criminals, i don’t mean a common thug or a mugger who will just threaten you and intimidate you to get your money, then probably stab you and run away, no, I’m talking about actual ‘high profile’ criminals, that includes rapists too, btw. They’re really good at deceiving and isolating their victims.
Of course experienced muggers do know how to hide their emotions and body language quite well, that’s how they ambush their victims, but most of the times, they can be caught, if you’re trained, alert and aware enough to spot them.

Sociopaths have one of the best social skills you’ll see, they’ll manipulate you into giving away everything you have without a hint of remorse and by the time you realize what happened, they’ll be long gone or you’d be long “gone”, if you know what i mean.

This doesn’t just apply to criminals, but everyday people too. There are sociopaths living among the society, you might see them everyday and even like them without knowing that you’re being manipulated.
Never underestimate a sociopath’s social skills, it’s not the quiet guy you have to worry about, it’s usually the overly charming ones that you gotta look-out for.

It takes a psychopath to know one, it takes a sociopath to know one.
But you can start by understanding their MO without being either, research a little on this subject, then see if you can identify the signs in others or even yourself, it save can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

I know it will sound odd, but not all individuals appearing to be sociopaths, are sociopaths, some just lack the social skills to behave the way they’re supposed to or some are actually really nice, but can be misunderstood for a sociopath due to their unusual amount of kindness by someone who’s a bit of a cynic and a skeptic. That’s why it’s is a complicated subject and usually quite difficult to spot one, until it’s too late.

Once again, Thanks for reading.

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