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- noun An adult who has a personality disorder marked by antisocial behavior.
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- noun A person with an
antisocial personality disorder, exhibiting antisocialbehavior that usually is the result of social and environmental factors in the person's early life.
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- noun someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
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I use the term sociopath, because I want people to understand that we're talking not only about people who can be quite violent, but also about people who are not and never will be violent.
Some have used the word "sociopath" to describe her, but the term loses some of its meaning in Rihannsu culture, where one is expected to reach out one's hand and take what one wants … as the Travelers did.
I'm not sure you understand what a "sociopath" is ...
The best way to protect yourself from a sociopath is to avoid him, to refuse any kind of contact or communication.
A sociopath is a sociopath, whether “local” or “foreign”.
But people use the terms sociopath and psychopath interchangeably.
Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game.
There's no universally agreed upon difference between the word sociopath and psychopath.
The a$$hole that did this is classified as a sociopath.
The labelling itself, 'psychopath' is a negative term, having heavy connotations of 'cannibalistic axe-murderer', and I, myself, prefer the term sociopath, which has a much more glamorous feel.