Self-injury has nothing to do with being a sociopath. I find this offensive and increases the stigma of a serious disorder
Sociopath refers to a person who lacks a conscience
Both are sociopaths
One thing is for sure: Sociopaths only care about themselves and only see themselves as being "real" or truely human. Everybody and everything outside of themselves are twisted in their mind into mere objects to be used to achieve personal fulfillment.
A sociopath oftin believes that they are doing nothing wrong or doing something greatly good, due to their egocentricity and grandiose sense of self-worth. They will cold-bloodedly take what they want and do as they please at any expense of anyone in their lives; predators who satisfy their lust for power and control through superficial charm, manipulation, intimidation, and violence.
There seems to be a difference between the made sociopath (one who's lived a life with a childhood that pushed them into the mind state of a sociopath) and the "true" sociopath (one who is born a sociopath.)
- Common Sociopath: simple lack of conscious.
- Alienated Sociopath: an inability to love or recieve love.
- Aggressive Sociopath: a consistent saddistic streak.
- Dyssocial Sociopath: an ability to abide by GANG rules, as long as these rules are the WRING rules.
A list of common (but not limmited-to) sociopathic traits and charictaristics:
Egocentricity, callousness, lack of impulse control, exaggerated sexuality, great boasting, inability to resist temptation, a lowly attitude toward the opposite sex, a lack of intirest in bonding with a mate, siblings or their own children. Superficial and glib charm, need for stimulation and continuous praise, lack of remorse, guilt, empathy and behavioral controls. Juvinile delinquency, criminal versatility, many short-term relationships and sometimes a God-like grandiose sense of self worth. It all begins and ends with that person's defect of conscious.
Something like the Vulcans in Star Trek a sociopath's reasoning can't seem to handle any mixing of their cognition and emotions. Apparently, some of the more prominant psycologists believe it only takes THREE of the above to be defined as a sociopath.
Some fictional sociopaths are Kevin (Sin City) and Lisa (Girl, Interrupted)
They are opportunistic and use their keen ability to read people to take advantage of a person’s weakness. They have an error in judgement and have no regard for rules. Their extreme egocentricism makes them do whatever they must to get what they want without regard for other people. They are manipulative. Their character flaw seldom makes them feel guilt or learning from punishments. They always justify their actions. They lack personal responsibility and blame others for their shortcomings, labeling themselves the “victim.” Many sociopaths are also pathalogical liars and can have a tendancy to commit acts of violence.
Scared your a sociopath?
Ask yourself these questions. If you find yourself saying yes to a lot of them your probably a sociopath.
-Lots of people find you funny or charming, but they don't really know you. Once they get to, they turn away.
-Very Few people actually know the real "YOU"
-You sometimes enjoy people cry
-You are known for racist remarks yet dont consider yourself racist
-You break laws (even big ones).
- Lots of people who like you, let very few true freinds.
-You don't have a problem lying to get what you want.
-When you say you're sorry, you usually don't mean it.
-You have a love / hate relationship with your parents.
-You don't like to joke about yourself - or when people
joke about you.
-You've lied to people just to see if you could get away with it.
-You have a high IQ yet dont do as well as you could do in school.
-You often act before you think about the consequences.
-You got in trouble a lot when you were a kid.
-Others accuse you of being secretive or shady.
-It's hard for you to be loyal.
-You don't think in terms of "right" and "wrong."
-You have been cruel to animals.
-It's hard for you to empathize with people's problems.
-You don't really have any plans or structure in your life.
-You break people's trust
-You are a pyromaniac.
-You have at least one strange, overwhelming phobia.
-You are very good at manipulating people and situations.
-You are almost always bored.
-You have cheated a lot on past partners.
-You see people as your pawns.
-Your relationships tend to be short. At first people love you, and later on they hate you.
-You have trouble holding down a steady job.
-You have been addicted to drugs, alcohol, or sex.
-You've stolen stuff from close freinds.
-You've made up stories to get empathy.