How to recognize a Sociopath and a Psychopath before it’s too late?

Eric Stone
7 min readMay 22, 2023

Four Pathological Human Archetypes

In my long journey as a performance coach and mentor, I have met a variety of incredible human beings. People who embody positive qualities and values that contribute greatly to the betterment of themselves and the world around them.

On the other hand, I have encountered many “other” individuals who displayed quite the opposite. For the purpose of this article, I wanted to focus on human beings who consistently exhibits harmful, malicious, and morally reprehensible behavior. Beings that are somehow possessed by incredibly damaging personalities and yet roam around freely without hardly being noticed.

There are ways to identify these beings so as to not get caught in their web of deceit. They are rampant in our societies and create enormous suffering.

4 clear types of vile and revolting individuals.

Some of them are mentally ill and imbalanced, while others don’t present symptoms of serious mental health issues. I organized them into archetypes. I trust this will help you identify them so you can take drastic measures so as to distance yourself from them as quickly as possible.

As mentioned, these types have penetrated all levels of society and they do not belong to a specific social class, gender, race or culture. These individuals have long ago lost touch with themselves and long ago abandoned their caring for others. They are basically formidable frauds and a true danger to others. You could say or even argue that it is not their fault originally. Nonetheless, whether you are aware of these manipulative impersonators or not, all they do to others is ruin their lives or seriously damage their spirits.

In some cases, these entities are perfectly capable of extreme violence and even murder. The only way out is to see them in action for yourself, before it is too late.

The actual source of these pathological behaviors is mimicry and impersonation. From early childhood, they have thoroughly copied these patterns of behavior from whomever in their family or community was acting them out. These are very ancient ritualistic practices that have been…



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