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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

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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SOCIOPATHSPsychology Today also states that sociopaths lack a conscience, so they will do anything to get what they want.
According to the authors, sociopaths can be quite devious and cunning leaving the victims doubting themselves or feeling that they are responsible for their abuse.
Ellis recommends the following steps for dealing with a sociopath in your inner circle:
Even without knowing theft personal situations, I could recite chapter and verse how these individuals got caught up in the web that the sociopath weaves so well.
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.
The average person's conception of a psychopath or sociopath, she suggested, implies a person with an Axis I-type psychosis.
There, I edited Personality Disorder Monthly, while my sociopath MD sat, feet up, clutching a prototype of Cigar Magazine and dreaming of half-naked Cuban babes.
If a human being killed over 150,000 people and left thousands of the living in mourning, children without families and families without breadwinners, we would consider such a person a sociopath. Is God any less a sociopath if God is responsible for this tragedy?
Dictator, warmonger, mass murderer, sociopath and author.
The Times was too circumspect to label Blair a sociopath, but other publications presented a psychiatric work-up of the perpetrator to show that the problem was not in journalism but in Blair.
He might be a lying, cheating, murdering sociopath but he's also a family man going through a mid-life mobster crisis.
* Social Engineer Akin to a con man or other sociopath, the social engineer manipulates people to gain access to systems.