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psychopath

 [si´ko-path]
old term for a person with an antisocial personality disorder.

psy·cho·path

(sī'kō-path),
Former designation for someone with an antisocial type of personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality, sociopath.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopath

(sī′kə-păth′)
n.
A person who engages in psychopathic behavior or is affected by antisocial personality disorder.

psy·cho·path

(sī'kō-path)
Former designation for a person with an antisocial type of personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality disorder, sociopath
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

psychopath

A person whose behaviour suggests indifference to the rights and feelings of others. A person in whom prior experience has induced an antisocial personality disorder.
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Kevin Duton is a passionate story teller who piqued my interest by his clever lecture title, "What Psychopaths Teach Us about How to Succeed" and his ability to weave experiments, interviews, and case studies into a cohesive narrative in a Scientific American (2012) podcast adapted from his book.
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