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A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
madman, madwoman, mad person, deranged person, maniac, lunatic, psychotic, sociopathView synonyms
- ‘Professor Kets de Vries says the world can neatly be divided into three distinct behavioural groups: sociopaths, psychopaths and what he calls ‘normopaths’, or excessively normal people.’
- ‘While the film is engrossing, its bleak message doesn't resonate for long because we've heard it before: society gets the homicidal sociopaths it deserves and there's plenty of blame to spread around.’
- ‘There's no universally agreed upon difference between the word sociopath and psychopath.’
- ‘Franklin was a manipulative murderer and quite possibly a sociopath.’
- ‘I see ‘evil’ being the actions of a person who chooses to be a sociopath, someone who knows right and wrong and chooses wrong.’
- ‘The Card Perseveration Task was developed by Siegel to assist in measuring pathology in sociopaths, specifically, the apparent inability to respond to punishment.’
- ‘While I'm well aware I have many mental issues, I know I can never be a sociopath because guilt and shame are my two oldest friends.’
- ‘Dramatic mental failures of this sort shade into failures of empathy, a deficit found in many sociopaths, who also show reduced function of the frontal cortices.’
- ‘With the exception of sociopaths, who are expert liars, most people sound tense, their voices highly pitched, when they fib.’
- ‘I have learned that these people are sociopaths with no thought whatsoever for what happens to other creatures.’
- ‘But the claim that some sociopaths are born does not preclude the possibility that some sociopaths are made.’
- ‘Some people are clearly sociopaths while others are so delusional that it is clearly unfair to expect them to behave in a rational manner.’
- ‘Psycopaths or sociopaths are not mad, they have personality disorders which cannot be cured as they are ingrained into a person's psyche.’
- ‘Even highly skilled mental health professionals are often fooled by sociopaths, and the narcissistic behavior they exhibit is extraordinarily effective in manipulating and controlling their victims.’
- ‘No society has yet been able to free itself of sociopaths, extreme bigots, and aggressive personalities.’
- ‘Indeed, these very same people are the most vicious sociopaths when it comes to beating down, and destroying the careers of, talented people below them who they perceive as a threat.’
- ‘The complaint seems to be that the majority of the people leaving comments are negative creeps, violent sociopaths or people with no sense of decorum, politeness or appropriateness.’
- ‘He or she may be a sociopath, a psychopath, or simply a good liar.’
- ‘The term antisocial personality is often used interchangeably with psychopath or sociopath and is connotative of many forms of deviant behavior.’
- ‘Internet discussion groups at times appear to be founts of perspicacity and wisdom, at other times the ultimate refuge for sociopaths releasing years of pent-up frustration.’
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