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sociopathic

(sō'sē-ō-path-ik),
Manifesting antisocial traits, sometimes so skillfully and subtly that the person doing so is regarded as charming by others.
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The second season of Netflix's House of Cards follows Vice President Francis Underwood as he continues his political ascent, powered by the same sociopathic drive featured in season one.
Sociopathic society; a people's sociology of the United States.
Shareholder value thinking causes corporate managers to focus myopically on short-term earnings reports at the expense of long-term performance; discourages investment and innovation; harms employees, customers, and communities; and causes companies to indulge in reckless, sociopathic, and socially irresponsible behaviors.
Occasionally, the human race produces a cruel, sociopathic beast; Norway's Anders Breivik is a recent vivid example.
The veteran action star was asked about his character's sociopathic tendencies, and responded that in one scene he kills a man before going back to his breakfast.
In contrast, demented patients whose functional neuroimaging studies show more prominent temporal and parieto-occipital pathology are more likely to come to legal attention because of their nonimpulsive sociopathic acts, which are often violent in nature, said Dr.
The evil nature of sociopathic murder is made clear: the murderer is no victim and not psychotic at all, but instead a murderer just because the person likes to murder, and likes power over the victims.
It took nearly thirty years for Mary Jo to acknowledge she was married to a sociopath-- and to tell her story, so others will understand sociopathic behavior patterns and emotional traps.
Boyd (Trevor Eve) comes face to face with an old adversary - sociopathic killer Linda Cummings who Boyd had committed to a secure psychiatric hospital in the last series.
His own favourite line came from his sociopathic anti-hero, Parker, who expresses irritation to a man who has brought him a message.
It is a reference to Burberry wearing, knife carrying, unemployable, drug addicted, sociopathic youth.
To award foreign oil companies most of the oil profits at a time when the people of Iraq would need it most could rightly be described as sociopathic plutocracy.