What is another word for sociopath?

68 synonyms found


[ sˈə͡ʊsɪˌɒpaθ], [ sˈə‍ʊsɪˌɒpaθ], [ s_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ__ˌɒ_p_a_θ]

How to use "Sociopath" in context?

There is no agreed definition of what a sociopath is, but generally commentators and experts agree that a sociopath is someone who has a lack of empathy and a void in their interpersonal relationships. They may go beyond the norm in their need for gratification, often committing crimes to get what they want. Sociopaths can be particularly dangerous as they are unlikely to feel guilt, remorse or shame about their actions, meaning they may be difficult to socialize with or correctional institutions may not be effective at controlling them.

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