Just wanted to say hello. I'm new to the forum but have been checking out this site periodically for some time. I'm a defense attorney and have encountered several sociopaths throughout my career. I'm generally interested in this type of personality and interested in understanding sociopathic tendencies and characteristics so that I might better represent my clients. One thing that has always surprised me is that many people have such a difficult time identifying sociopaths and/or recognizing when they are being manipulated by a sociopath. I have been in conferences or mediations where a sociopath manages to manipulate nearly everyone in the room. I find the manipulation completely transparent, but maybe this is because I'm overly skeptical of everyone. Or, perhaps, most people are naive, vulnerable, and easy to manipulate.
At any rate, I wanted to say "hello" and that I appreciate this site and forum. I'll probably have specific questions in the future because, as I indicated, I am interested in learning more about the sociopathic personality.