To the sociopath ‘I love you’ means something entirely different. The sociopath mirrors all of the reactions that people do when they are genuinely in love.
When you first meet the sociopath, he spends a lot of time, listening, reflecting, mirroring. With this belief that you have met someone who seems so perfect for you, you feel safe to let down your guard, and fall subsequently in love with the sociopath.
No offense to my exes, bless their hearts, but my current boyfriend takes all of the cakes.
Most days I feel like I'm living inside a Taylor Swift song. I've now experienced most of these stages of waiting for him to confess his burning love.
They’ll ask the person serving their coffee how their day is going, and they’ll genuinely want to know.You can't remember the last time you were this happy, but it can't be love yet.I can remember the particular moment I first experienced this, about a month and a half in. There was something about exploring a new place with him that really got me.He will fake this so very well, that it will feel like a soul mate connection.The reason why victims stay with the sociopath, is because of the poker effect.Part of being with a nice guy is learning to soften for him, particularly when he needs you to be present for him. When I was with guys who weren’t all that nice, this wasn’t a problem. A less-balanced guy might try to charm me into being sweeter, or might take advantage of the situation to create a fight and cause drama.