All of us who have been conned by sociopaths ask ourselves, why did I fall for it? How could I have been so stupid to trust him (or her)?
Well, it turns out that there’s a chemical reason—oxytocin. According to an article on Psychologytoday.com:
Social interactions engage a powerful brain circuit that releases the neurochemical oxytocin when we are trusted and induces a desire to reciprocate the trust we have been shown—even with strangers.
Read How to run a con, on Psychologytoday.com.
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