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
a person, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Nny, From Jhonen Vasquez's JTHM, Would be best described as a sociopath.
by TheMainDistraction December 14, 2007
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
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
A vague term used to define a person with any one of a range of antisocial or dissocial behaviors. A sociopath is usually disconnected from other people on an emotional level and is incapable of experiencing empathy.

Sociopaths are not necessarily immoral or amoral people, however, and can function well in certain positions where a lack of empathy is advantageous. For example, moral sociopaths make good court judges because they interpret the law as it is and treat the people involved as objects. Moral sociopaths also make good doctors in the sense they treat the patient as an object to be repaired and do not let emotions distract them or interfere with their work.

Sociopaths can, of course, lack morals and in this way tend to engage in amoral or immoral acts of self interest. This type of sociopath is dangerous on some levels as they tend not to view other people as "real" people and have no problem killing or harming them.
The sociopath felt nothing as the woman in front of him was assaulted.

As the desperate young mother cried out at the proclamation she was guilty, the sociopathic judge looked on disassociated and devoid of feeling.
by mdbrainard June 23, 2009
A person who in a state of mind, where their brain can justify almost/any actions they do or take. I say state of mind because it has been known for a person to be normal sometimes and a a sociopath at others. These "Metamorphisis sociopaths" might be the most dangerous type because they can hide themselves from being discovered as one by staying normal.
The girl in the play "The bad seed" was one of the highest fourms of a sociopath. Or "Jekel and Hyde" could've been a "Metamorphisis Sociopath."
by ericcccccc May 27, 2007
1: a word that every one always seems to confuse with 'psychopath'

2: sociopaths are people who CAN genuinely feel shame, remorse and empathy but only if a mental "criteria" of sorts are met unlike psychopaths who are completely devoid of empathy. an example of this is "criteria" is family members. many sociopaths can honestly feel empathy towards family but none at all toward a class-mate or co-worker. this "criteria" can vary massively sociopath to sociopath. many use there lack of emotion toward the greater of society to help them achieve some kind of goal like making loads of money or getting a high ranking political position. this also varys alot sociopath to sociopath.
1: due too politics and religion no one seems to have the slightest idea what the difference between 'sociopath' and 'psychopath' is...

2: im a sociopath. i will un-empathetically destroy your life if it helps me achieve my sole goal of helping make my friends and family happier. i as a sociopath am not pure evil either. ive done 'mean things' to some of my loved ones and genuinely and empathetically cried my heart out. ive also done the same things to people like you and not even felt a thing.
by Noah^^ January 20, 2009
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