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The Difference Between Sociopath and Psychopath

The Difference Between Sociopath and Psychopath

While psychopaths are classified as people with little or no conscience, sociopaths do have a limited, albeit weak, ability to feel empathy and remorse. Psychopaths can and do follow social conventions when it suits their needs. Sociopaths are more likely to fly off the handle and react violently whenever they're confronted by the consequences of their actions.

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Sociopath

1.) Make it clear they do not care how others feels

2.) Behave in hot-headed and impulsive ways

3.) Prone to fits of anger and rage

4.) Recognize what they are doing but rationalize their behavior

5.) Cannot maintain a regular work and family life

6.) Can form emotional attachments, but it is difficult

Sociopaths have a conscience, albeit a weak one, and will often justify something they know to be wrong. By contrast, psychopaths will believe that their actions are justified and feel no remorse for any harm done.

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Psychopath

1.) Pretend to care

2.) Display cold-hearted behavior

3.) Fail to recognize other people's distress

4.) Have relationships that are shallow and fake

5.) Maintain a normal life as a cover for criminal activity

6.) Fail to form genuine emotional attachments

7.) May love people in their own way

Martens notes that the more a psychopath feels socially isolated, sad, and alone, the higher his or her risk for violence and impulsive and/or reckless behavior.

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Psychopathy is a condition characterized by the absence of empathy and the blunting of other affective states. Callousness, detachment, and a lack of empathy enable psychopaths to be highly manipulative.

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The term 'psychopath' is not an official diagnosis. Instead a doctor may diagnose someone with specific traits they associate with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) like lack of empathy, remorse and persistent antisocial behavior.

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