as an example of what a sociopath would do, my stepfather for some reason tried to get his mother to think i was the problem. he would make negative inferances behind my back as a child to his mother that i was a difficult child which was not the case at all. this was to excuse his abuse. actually i was obedient and rather shy at the time, he was the opposite and maybe he disliked that as he was aggressive. because of the abuse i was often withdrawn and depressed at the time. she once said to me that she felt sorry for her son to have to come home to look at a depressed child all the time while she waved her cigarette and blew smoke in my face. basically she accused me of the problem. first of all, one can tell that she is not a very wise woman for never questioning why a child might be this way. after she learned years later, she was very sorry for what she said as her eyes were opened so to speak. that's the thing about sociopaths, they want people to believe that what 'appears' to be is the truth when appearances aren't always the truth. of course because appearances is the image they hide behind to do their shit.