I remember playing the HASBRO board game Risk and he was helping everyone else in the game, but he was losing, he was almost completely out of the game. I asked why he was correcting everyone when he was doing the worst. Evidence doesn't matter to a sociopath. He knew how to play the game the best and had special strategies even though the truth showed he played the game the worst. That is like life with a sociopath. It is so confusing and you literally start to lose your mind. It's snowing outside and they tell you it's raining. They are so convincing you start to doubt whether you are seeing snow.
And, in that first paragraph, I've opened up the lack of employment door....
Remember my friend who's husband looked for ways to make her life easier? My husband looked each day for a way to make his life easier.
According to the book "The Sociopath Next Door," by Martha Stout, one type of sociopath is the non ambitious type.
“You are the sort of person who really does not want much of anything. Your only real ambition is not to have to exert yourself to get by. You do not want to work like everyone else does….
Living a bit on the fringes, and with handouts from relatives and friends, you can do this indefinitely. People may whisper to one another that you are an underachiever, or that you are depressed, a sad case, or in contrast, if they get angry, they may grumble that you are lazy. When they get to know you better, and get really angry , they may scream at you and call you a loser or a bum....
A partner does not have to be rich, just a financier that is reliably conscience-bound."