person of interest » finch & shaw → the beginnings ↳ “The world looks like it did ten years ago, but underneath, it’s become very strange indeed. An invisible struggle has begun. Most of the people who knew this are already dead. All things being equal, I prefer you didn’t join them. So, like I said, we’re here to help you. But first, you need to stop running because you’re much too good at it and we can’t keep up.”
To me, part of being a sociopath is knowing how to get what you want. I think Shaw understands people, she knows what a smile will get her, and she damn well knows how to work it. She chooses not to be friendly or accommodating to the people she just plain doesn’t like because she knows people, and that’s just my favorite part about her.