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sociopath

 [so´se-o-path″]
former term for a person with an antisocial personality disorder.

so·ci·o·path

(sō'sē-ō-path'),
A designation for a person with an antisocial personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality, psychopath.

sociopath

(sō′sē-ə-păth′, -shē-)
n.
A psychopath or a person with antisocial personality disorder.

so′ci·o·path′ic adj.
so′ci·op′a·thy (-ŏp′ə-thē) n.

sociopath

popular term for antisocial personality.

sociopath

Psychiatry A popular term for a person with antisocial personality disorder, see there.

so·ci·o·path

(sō'sē-ō-path)
Former designation for a person with an antisocial personality disorder.
See: antisocial personality disorder, psychopath
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The blog offer more example of well-known sociopaths and advice for staying clear of manipulative people.
One of the best sources is Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus The Rest Of Us.
It started me wondering--as I'm sure it would most readers--whether I've come across any sociopaths in my life, and I think it will have a lasting impact on the way I evaluate people's behavior.
The Sociopath Next Door was written by a clinical psychologist who served for 25 years on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
In a small community, the sociopath becomes known and, therefore, is contained.
The term sociopath or antisocial personality disorder is a clinical diagnosis used by mental health professionals.
Normal adult males learned from either type of punishment, but the sociopath only learned when errors resulted in loss of a quarter.
The insistent finger-pointing on This Week With David Brinkley exemplified the manic, unreasonable rush to find someone, anyone, to blame when a sociopath commits a nearly unpreventable crime.
Insel says such findings link the impulsive violence of the sociopath with the guilt of the obsessive-compulsive: At opposite ends of the spectrum, both may be victims of a serotonin imbalance.
Other things that you should keep in mind while determining if you are dating a sociopath are that such people can be very charming, but only superficially, they disregard societal norms, and have no problem with maintaining uninterrupted "intense" eye contact.