A mental disorder which doesn't unnecessarily make the person a killer but still a lack of moral values. Sociopaths make their way into organizations as the figure head due to their extremely manipulative and observant behaviors.
Unlike common belief sociopaths differ from psychopaths due to their ability to think a situation through and put on a "mask" for what their surroundings would fit.
Charisma= Sociopathy

DAMN those cult leaders are just sociopathic
by Sciopathic tendencies November 6, 2007
Get the sociopathic mug.
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
Get the Sociopath mug.
A sociopath is a person with a personality disorder. It is a person who would occasionally show charm and charisma now and they only care about themselves. They would lie and blame stuff they did on other people and always attempt to hurt or harass other people.
Keemstar is a sociopath.
by Daviddv0601 August 20, 2016
Get the sociopath mug.
Sociopaths are people who have little to no conscience. They also possess a low moral sense, as well as a history of crime, legal problems, or impulsive and aggressive behavior.
There can be good sociopaths but yeah they're mostly bad.
by A Human Male August 5, 2018
Get the Sociopath mug.
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.
Get the sociopath mug.
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 16, 2012
Get the sociopath mug.