sociopathy vs psychopathy

Sociopathy

How to Spot a Sociopath
” Part 1 of 2: Reading the Signs
Look for a lack of shame
See if the person is constantly lying
See if they are able to stay eerily calm in spite of circumstances
See if they are extremely charming — at first
See if the person is exceptionally intelligent
See if the person is manipulative
Look for signs of violent behavior
See if the person has a huge ego
See if the person makes uninterrupted eye contact
Face reading
See if the person has few real friends
See if the person likes to isolate you
See if the person is immature: Extreme Selfishness, A huge ego, Neediness, Unready for responsibilities.

Part 2 of 2: Getting Away
Don’t give them anything they want from you
Stay away if you can
Be immune to the sociopath’s charms
If you’re dating the person, then get out as quickly as possible
Warn others
Think for yourself
Give up fear of the sociopath”
http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Sociopath

How to Determine if Someone Is a Sociopath
http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-if-Someone-Is-a-Sociopath

 

16 Questions That Might Tell You Whether You’re A Sociopath
http://www.businessinsider.com/questions-that-diagnose-whether-youre-a-sociopath-2013-7

 

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In Plain Sight
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Confessions-Sociopath-Spent-Hiding-Plain/dp/1447242734

 

Psychopathy

Psychopaths: how can you spot one?
“We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10737827/Psychopaths-how-can-you-spot-one.html

 

How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-identify-a-psychopath-or-sociopath

 

How to Identify a Psychopath
“The Hare Psychopathy Checklist was initially developed to assess the mental condition of people who commit crimes, and it is commonly used to diagnose people who may exhibit the traits and tendencies of a psychopath. Most mental health professionals define a psychopath as a predator who takes advantage of others using charm, deceit, violence and other methods to get what they want. Identify a psychopath by using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist and trusting your own intuition.”
http://www.wikihow.com/Identify-a-Psychopath

 

Identifying a Psychopath: 20 Subtle and Hidden Signs
http://psychopathsandlove.com/identifying-a-psychopath-19-subtle-signs/

 

Spot a Psychopath at Work

How to protect yourself from a ‘successful’ psychopath
“Document their behaviour – “Use every available process and system human resources can give you to document their performance and act quickly and decisively to deal with them.”
Don’t label them – “Remember, it is not illegal to have a psychopathic personality so telling others that someone on your staff is a “psychopath” will not help you and, in fact, will make you sound a bit crazy,” Dr Babiak said.
Find the facts – Make a note of pool performance and abusive tactics.
Be aware of politics – Dr Babiak said psychopaths often use the “divide and conquer” method by pulling workers apart. Be aware of this and don’t get sucked in.”
http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/is-there-a-psychopath-in-the-cubicle-next-door/story-e6frfm9r-1226688173318

 

A guide to surviving the office psychopath
“They are distinct in that they have absolutely no guilt, remorse or conscience whatsoever,” he said. “Where the normal person is constrained by that conscience, the psychopath performs extreme behaviour without limitation.”
“Traits of the office psychopath
No guilt
No remorse
No conscience
Superficial charm
Excessive sense of self-worth
Pathological liar
Cunning and manipulative
Lack of empathy
Promiscuous sexual behaviour
Lack realistic long-term goals
Impulsive
Irresponsible”
http://yourlifeworks.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=373544

 

11 Ways to Spot a Psychopath at Work
1. Emotional manipulator
2. Control freak
3. Charming
4. Bloodsucker
5. Liar Liar
6. Narcissistic
7. Teflon-coated
8. Great acting skills
9. Risk taker
10. Power-hungry
11. Menacing ‘aura’
http://recruitloop.com/blog/11-ways-to-spot-a-psychopath-at-work/

 

 

Measuring Antisocial Values and Attitudes in Justice-Involved Male Youth
Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Pride in Delinquency Scale and the Criminal Sentiments Scale–Modified
“The Risk–Need–Responsivity (RNR) framework for working with offenders has been well validated. Factors that contribute to reoffending within adult and youth forensic populations have been identified, including antisocial attitudes, but less is known about the measurement of this construct in youth. Thus, in the present study, the reliability and validity of criminal attitudes measures were examined in a sample of justice-involved male youth (N = 291). Two measures widely used with adult offenders were included in the present study: the Pride in Delinquency Scale (PID) and the Criminal Sentiments Scale–Modified (CSS-M). Both measures were found to be reliable and valid, and of importance, useful in the prediction of reoffending behavior (area under the curve = .70 and .69 respectively). These findings further support the use of the RNR framework in general with youthful offenders, and more specifically, the use of criminal attitudes measures with youth.”
http://cjb.sagepub.com/content/41/8/992.abstract

 

 

 

 

 

Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/02/12/differences-between-a-psychopath-vs-sociopath/

 

How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds/201401/how-tell-sociopath-psychopath

 

 

How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-identify-a-psychopath-or-sociopath?page=1

 

Identifying a Narcissistic Sociopath
http://lovelifeom.com/identifying-a-narcissistic-sociopath/

 

How to Spot a Sociopath
http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Sociopath

 

How to spot a sociopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job
“10 signs for spotting a sociopath
#1) Sociopaths are charming.
#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people.
#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse.
#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences.
#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs.
#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent
#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love
#8) Sociopaths speak poetically
#9) Sociopaths never apologize
#10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth”
http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html

 

How to Determine if Someone Is a Sociopath
http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-if-Someone-Is-a-Sociopath

 

How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-identify-a-psychopath-or-sociopath/

 

How To Spot A Sociopath — 20 Questions To Ask
http://viralvinny.com/how-to-spot-a-sociopath/

Psychopath vs. Sociopath

Psychopath versus Sociopath comparison chart
Psychopath Sociopath
Suffers from Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD); lack of empathy; no conscience Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). High impulsivity.
Origin of illness Psychologists generally use the term psychopathy to imply an innate condition of the individual. It’s derived from the nature part of the nature vs. nurture debate. The term sociopathy generally implies that environmental factors, such as upbringing, have played a role in the development of the ASPD.
Predisposition to Violence Varied High
Impulsivity Varies; generally low High
Behavior Controlled Erratic
Criminal behavior Tendency to participate in schemes and take calculated risks to minimize evidence or exposure. Tendency to leave clues and act on impulse.
Criminal Predispositions Tendency for premeditated crimes with controllable risks, criminal opportunism, fraud, calculated or opportunistic violence. Tendency for impulsive or opportunistic criminal behavior, excessive risk taking, impulsive or opportunistic violence.
Social relationships May appear superficially normal in social relationships, but has no attachments, empathy or conscience. Often social predators. May hurt family and friends without feeling guilt. Values relationships that benefit themselves. Can empathize with close friends or family; will feel guilty if they hurt people close to them.

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Psychopath_vs_Sociopath

 

Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath
“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:

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

Who is More Dangerous?

Both psychopaths and sociopaths present risks to society, because they will often try and live a normal life while coping with their disorder. But psychopathy is likely the more dangerous disorder, because they experience a lot less guilt connected to their actions.

A psychopath also has a greater ability to dissociate from their actions. Without emotional involvement, any pain that others suffer is meaningless to a psychopath. Many famous serial killers have been psychopaths.

Not all people we’d call a psychopath or sociopath are violent. Violence is not a necessary ingredient (nor is it for a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder) — but it is often present.

Clues to a Psychopath or Sociopath in Childhood

Clues to psychopathy and sociopathy are usually available in childhood. Most people who can later be diagnosed with sociopathy or psychopathy have had a pattern of behavior where they violate the basic rights or safety of others. They often break the rules (or even laws) and societal norms as a child, too.

Psychologists call these kinds of childhood behaviors a conduct disorder. Conduct disorders involve four categories of problem behavior:

Aggression to people and animals
Destruction of property
Deceitfulness or theft
Serious violations of rules or laws
If you recognize these symptoms (and the specific symptoms of conduct disorder) in a child or young teen, they’re at greater risk for antisocial personality disorder.”
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/02/12/differences-between-a-psychopath-vs-sociopath/

 

Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What’s The Difference?
“Prone to nervousness, distress and temper meltdowns, not easily calm and suave like the psychopath
Usually not well-educated, often non-gainfully employed, the drifter type, the one whom everyone sees as “troubled” or “disturbed.”
Their crimes typically are sloppy rather than meticulously premeditated and planned.
Capable of emotional bonds with others, but this is difficult to achieve.
Despite the capability of emotional attachments, they disregard social mores as a whole.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-siciliano/what-is-a-sociopath_b_5877160.html

 

 

9 signs you’re working with a psychopath
“To help prevent others from enduring the same psychological and physical consequences that he suffered, Faas says in his new book, “The Bully’s Trap,” that any worker being hired or promoted in a supervisory position should be required to take a psychological test.”
http://uk.businessinsider.com/signs-youre-working-with-a-psychopath-2015-11?r=US&IR=T

 

Hare Psychopathy Checklist
“The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is a diagnostic tool used to rate a person’s psychopathic or antisocial tendencies. People who are psychopathic prey ruthlessly on others using charm, deceit, violence or other methods that allow them to get with they want. The symptoms of psychopathy include: lack of a conscience or sense of guilt, lack of empathy, egocentricity, pathological lying, repeated violations of social norms, disregard for the law, shallow emotions, and a history of victimizing others.”
http://www.minddisorders.com/Flu-Inv/Hare-Psychopathy-Checklist.html

 

6 Signs You’re Arguing With A Psychopath
“1. They lie and make excuses.
2. Their tone is condescending and patronizing.
3. They employ mind-blowing hypocrisy.
4. They seem to have multiple personalities.
5. They play the eternal victim.
6. You feel the need to explain basic human emotions to them.”
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-21819/6-signs-youre-arguing-with-a-psychopath.html

 

12 Signs You’re Friends With a Psychopath
“1) They tend to have a charm about them and are quite charismatic as well as intelligent.
2) They are “willing and able to draw people in to get their needs met.”
3) They are inconsistent in their lives. For example, they jump between jobs and residences and have lots of holes in their stories.
4) They’ve lied to you and others multiple times about nearly everything.
5) “They will break all kinds of rules – stealing, lying, cheating – and will do so right in front of you at times.”
6) They feel “entitled and will jump to the head of the line in everything, and have little regard for others.”
7) “They anger quickly and can even leave you feeling scared at such times.”
8) “They rarely express remorse or guilt for bad things they have done. They rarely apologize (or it is empty at best).”
9) “They don’t have any really close friends or family members that they have good relationships with – but lots of acquaintances and ‘connections.’”
10) They drive really dangerously by cutting off other people, getting a DUI or not ensuring young passengers in the car are safe.
11) They tend not to adhere to laws, ethics, rules or morality, and violate the rights of others.
12) “Bottom line: they make you feel uncomfortable and unsafe.””
http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/12-signs-youre-friends-psychopath

 

How to protect yourself from a ‘successful’ psychopath
“Document their behaviour – “Use every available process and system human resources can give you to document their performance and act quickly and decisively to deal with them.”
Don’t label them – “Remember, it is not illegal to have a psychopathic personality so telling others that someone on your staff is a “psychopath” will not help you and, in fact, will make you sound a bit crazy,” Dr Babiak said.
Find the facts – Make a note of pool performance and abusive tactics.
Be aware of politics – Dr Babiak said psychopaths often use the “divide and conquer” method by pulling workers apart. Be aware of this and don’t get sucked in.”
http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/is-there-a-psychopath-in-the-cubicle-next-door/story-e6frfm9r-1226688173318

 

Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How To Spot The Differences
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dv8zJiggBs

 

The 4 Types of Narcissism You Need To Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uJs0iGQN0M

manipulation and how to spot it

How to deal with gaslighting | Ariel Leve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4P2Qwh1QCU