- First and foremost the patient must be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Psychopaths and sociopaths are both greatly affected by this and it is the main reason a lot of the following traits show up.
- Superficial charm
- Immense self worth
- Need for stimulation/ prone to boredom
- Pathological lying
- Lack of any guilt, remorse, or empathy
- Shallow affect
- A parasitic lifestyle
- Poor behavior control
- Lack of any realistic long term goals
- Impassivity, and irresponsibility
- Juvenile delinquency/early signs
- Criminal versatility
Narcissistic personality disorder | Sociopathic disorder | Psychopathic disorder
All three disorders are in the 'Cluster B' group. Even though they exist in the same spectrum it doesn't mean they are interchangeable.
Narcissists are actually considered the most easily to diagnose of the three. Psychopaths and sociopaths must first be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, after the age of 18.
Psychopaths can’t recognize the facial queues for fear
Psychopaths crave excess dopamine
Psychopaths can have an empathy switch
Psychopaths usually receive longer prison sentances
Psychopaths usually have a poor sense of smell
Psychopaths display recognizable speech patterns
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