You do not want to get into an all-out fight with a sociopath when the sociopath feels like his survival is threatened. With a sociopath, the best thing to do is to make the breakup seem like it was his or her choice.
He starts the book with lots of case histories demonstrating sociopath symptoms in actual situations.Breaking up with a sociopath is admittedly hard for both the target and the sociopath.Many people say the best way is to go cold turkey and cut off all contact. If quickest always means best in your mind, then I guess it would also be the best way. The sociopath is now described as someone with antisocial personality disorder.
The main characteristic of a sociopath is a disregard for the rights of others.
Sociopaths are also unable to conform to what society defines as a normal personality.