What you need to know about sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists and other exploiters

Females as well as males can have personality disorders.

Females as well as males can have personality disorders.

Approximately 12% to 16% of the people around us have exploitative personality disorders, and Lovefraud explains them on the pages of this website. There are several distinct clinical diagnoses, but what these disordered people have in common is that they are exploiters and manipulators.

Click the links below to start your education.

What’s a sociopath?

Here’s where you can basic information about disordered individuals. A link at the bottom of each page takes you to the next topic. Click here.

Sitemap of Lovefraud information

If you want to skip directly to particular topics about sociopaths, check out the sitemap. Click here.

Key symptoms of a psychopath

Dr. Robert Hare identified the symptoms of a psychopath. Do you know someone who has these traits? Click here.

Quiz: Are you a target?

Answer these 12 yes-or-no questions. Your score will tell you how vulnerable you are. Click here.

Lovefraud Risk Calculator

Experts estimate that 1% to 4% of the population are sociopaths. Enter your zip code to estimate how many live in your community. (Valid for U.S. post codes only.) Click here.

Dating a sociopath?

If your partner seemed so perfect at first, but something is bothering you, check out the Red Flags of Love Fraud — 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath. Click here.

Female sociopaths

Statistically and biologically, there are more male sociopaths than female. But as Lovefraud writes in blog posts about these women, they are just as damaging. Click here.

Leaving a sociopath

You realize that you do have a sociopath in your life. Now what? This series will help you determine what to do. Click here.

You can read the pages in sequence —a link at the bottom of each page takes you to the next topic. Or, you can see links to all the pages at once on the site map.

True Lovefraud Stories

Read Lovefraud’s collection of jaw-dropping case histories of deceit and manipulation. Click here.

If you’d like to share your story, fill out the Lovefraud Media Survey. Lovefraud posts many of these stories as Spath Tales (without any information to identify you).