Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath


What are the differences between a sociopath and a psychopath? Does research show these are two very different disorders, with different symptoms?

The common features of a psychopath and sociopath lie in their shared diagnosis —antisocial personality disorder. The DSM-51 defines antisocial personality as someone have 3 or more of the following traits:

  1. Regularly breaks or flouts the law
  2. Constantly lies and deceives others
  3. Is impulsive and doesn’t plan ahead
  4. Can be prone to fighting and aggressiveness
  5. Has little regard for the safety of others
  6. Irresponsible, can’t meet financial obligations
  7. Doesn’t feel remorse or guilt

In both cases, some signs or symptoms are nearly always present before age 15. By the time a person is an adult, they are well on their way to becoming a psychopath or sociopath.

Source: Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath

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