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Sociopaths are people who have little to no conscience. They will lie, cheat, steal and manipulate others for their own benefit. They know exactly what they are doing, they just don't care because they don't think that way. If you are naive enough, they will brainwash you into doing exactly what they say and what they want which is the only time a sociopath is truly happy.
Sociopaths can hide this well if you haven't known them for long. They're really nice and charming at first, almost too nice, but it's extremely fake. The niceness will last until a problem occurs in which they are at fault however, you will be manipulated to believe that you are in the wrong. There is no reasoning with this person. Things have to be their way or it's the highway. They will blame you for hurting them (even if they're the ones who hurt you) or blame the world for all their problems (knowing full well they do shitty things in general). They are compulsive liars and even if they do apologize, it's never genuine. Most are anti social and have few to no friends because most people around them don't want to associate with them. However the sociopath will again tell you that "people hate me for no reason/the world is against me". The only person who will put up with a sociopath is someone who is off their rocker or someone who has absolutely no self respect, or both of those two combined.

Piece of advice: Once you realize that you are dealing with a sociopath, RUN.
Girl breaks up with sociopath boyfriend because he cheated on her.
Sociopath boyfriend will say she dumped him because she did not understand him and his need of alone time.
by Sugar87 December 24, 2013
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A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments. Though some sociopaths have become murders, most reveal their sociopathy through less deadly and sensational means.
Charles Manson
Ted Bundy

Both are sociopaths
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One who often knows what there doing is wrong, but simply dosent care. Generally Sociopaths have very High IQ's and due to this dont see many other people as equals. Lack of conscience. A lot of Murders, Billionaires, and Dictators have been considered Sociopaths.

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.
Mike lies a lot to get ahead. He says things he knows will cut to the bone, yet dosent care. We used to think he was cool. Now we know hes probably a sociopath.
by SocioKiller July 26, 2007
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A sociopath is mainly identified by there being something very wrong with a person's conscious. They either 1) have a conscious with "holes" in it, 2)they don't seem to have one at all or 3) they are able to completely neutralize their sense of conscious into a perspective that they aren't doing anything wrong.
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.
A true Sociopath is rare and ever more rare is a woman who is a sociopath. Some rather well known sociopaths are Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Marcas Wesson and Scot Peterson.
Some fictional sociopaths are Kevin (Sin City) and Lisa (Girl, Interrupted)
by Peaseblossom85 July 18, 2006
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A layperson's term for somebody with antisocial personality disorder: somebody who lacks a conscience. This is somebody who knows right from wrong, but doesn't care because he/she does not think in those terms; they care about their own benefit, regardless of who is in the way.
The sociopath is very often thought of as a serial killer, but that represents only a small portion of them; sociopaths can be anybody.
Sociopaths come in these basic types:
Common: A simple lack of conscience and lack of proper integration into society, they're feral children grown up.
Alienated: Alienated from other people, they have trouble empathizing with others.
Aggressive: Comes with a consistent sadistic streak.
Dissocial: Abides by gang rules and morals that antagonize mainstream society.

The sociopath generally holds at least three of the following seven traits:
1. Failure to conform to social norms, including behavior that warrants arrest.
2. Deception; they're glib, pathological liars, and manipulators, often use false names.
3. Impulsive behavior; failure to plan ahead.
4. Irritable and aggressive, frequent fights or attacks.
5. Reckless disregard for the safety of self or others.
6. Consistently irresponsible; their work behavior is often inconsistent, they can be catastrophic parents.
7. Without remorse; will justify stealing or hurting others ("if you hadn't dressed like that, I wouldn't have raped you").
Unlike psychopaths, who are have fearlessly reckless temperaments, don't feel stress, and are nearly impossible to socialize, sociopaths are generally made and have relatively normal temperaments and are more easily agitated. Most sociopaths are the result of overburdened, inadequate parents and the wrong set of peers and an unstable environment, but can be properly socialized in better settings with stable, competent parents and adequately adjusted peers. The psychopath is found in every social class while the sociopath is generally from poor neighborhoods. The psychopath feels nothing for others but will care for others if it suits their purpose while the sociopath can feel empathy and remorse in specific contexts; the psychopath's crimes tend to be meticulous while the sociopath's crimes tend to be sloppy and erratic; the psychopath can escape undetected for years while the sociopath is more easily discovered.
by Lorelili February 15, 2012
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A very dangerous person. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. A master deceiver. They are perceived as a nice guy with charm and perhaps charisma but when the layers of the truth are peeled back they are evil, opportunitstic and lack character. A sociopath may look like this:

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.
Most serial killers fit the personality trait of a sociopath.
by krock1dk March 16, 2008
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A wolf in sheep's clothing. An antisocial and opportunistic person who lacks moral judgement and character but has the keen ability to identify and take advantage of the weaknesses of others. They often blame society for their shortcomings and view themselves as a victim. They may come across as charming and charasmatic, but are predators in disguise. Once their true colors are shown, they often posses such traits as narcisim, insecurity, dishonesty, violence, jealousy, and victimizing oneself. Interestingly, most sociopaths have a high degree of intelligence or "street" smarts.
Many serial killers qualify as a sociopath.
by krock1dk November 29, 2007
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