oh boy.. this will be long, but I'm hoping I will get some help or opinion out of this. I'm thinking my friend which is a self proclaimed sociopath has ODD, because he meets the criteria below. * Losing temper * Arguing with adults * Refusing to follow the rules * Deliberately annoying people * Blaming others * Easily annoyed * Angry and resentful * Spiteful or even revengeful He's 15 year old and I've been his friend for 3 years and during these all the negative aspects of him just seem to get worse to the point I can't stand him anymore. I'm a girl who likes guys company better than girls because I like sports and games so I believe guys and girls can be platonic friends. Although from last summer, whenever we are alone he keeps on pressuring me to have sex with him. No matter how many times I tell him no or tell him to stop putting his arms around me, he won' stop. He's a hypocrite, manipulative, sexually active, attention seeker and he thinks he's cooler than everybody else around him that gets lots of girls with his charm. He has already scared his father away by pulling out knife on him and pushing his mother around. He hasn't gone to school for months before the summer started. Now... I want to help him to become better of a person and make better choices in his life, but I'm just a friend of his that can't just drift away from him like many other friends do and care enough to want to do something. I'm not also his parent but his parents are tired to take care of their 6th son and they want a self centered, happy life with jade in every corner in the house. Plus he hangs out with people that is just more messed up than him, but at least he's not on drugs from what I know. Only cigs. My friend (ex-girlfriend of his) and I are planning to have a nice long talk and to even get to that point where we can just sit and talk, we'll have to tape him around a chair so he wouldn't run away from us. We want to tell him how much he's hurting other ppl, show him our point of view and make him think coz we know he's just an attention seeker with low self-esteem trying to cover it up with anything a teen would think he's cool. There's a gotta be a part of him that he cares. We'll not duct tape his mouth unless he becomes too rude, but we want to hear his thoughts and opinion. I want to know if this is a good idea and I'd like to know if there are other ways that could help him realize and make him want to change himself for better. Or is this just a helpless case so I should drift away from him so that I will not get raped and corrupted by him?