Sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder is most commonly defined as a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. Sociopathy is also sometimes referred to as psychopathy, but these conditions differ in their principle manifestations. Sociopath usually displays only antisocial behavior, while psychopath displays antisocial personality disorder combined with aggression and leaning towards crime.
Essentially, sociopath is a person whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. Most of the sociopaths are masters of pretense, but there are certain traits, and a complete list of ways to identify a sociopath.
Sociopaths are usually highly intelligent individuals with very sharp brain, often used in an evil manner. Like many other dangerous predators, sociopaths don’t look like evil and dangerous persons. Actually, they possess highly manipulative personality, covered by superficial charm. Sociopaths are often using people as means for their self-centered needs, and using manipulative measures to draw others to them.
As already mentioned, sociopaths use their charm to manipulate the others. Sociopaths have the tendency to be smooth, appealing, charming, professional, and easy to go. Sociopaths usually seem to be highly self-conscious and extremely talkative upon any subject.
Sociopaths often use lies as one of the means of getting what they want. Lying, however, doesn't bring about the feeling of shame or remorse in sociopaths. This habit can vary from moderate to extreme lying. Sociopaths are often cunning, sly, clever, bat also deceptive, unscrupulous and radically dishonest.
Lack of remorse
Sociopath is a center of its own world. These people often disregard and replace friendships and romantic partners, as soon as they satisfy their self-centered needs. Sociopath has no remorse for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims. On the other hand, sociopath often seems to be indifferent, dispassionate, merciless, and un-empathic.
Sociopaths seem to be unreliable persons and they often do not follow through with their plans. Sociopaths are emotionless and detached, so that they usually take the relationships for granted. Sociopaths do not care if the others sometimes rely on them, because they are highly self-centered and the others are just means of reaching the goals.
Sociopaths have pretentious feeling of self-worth. They are often praising themselves or their deeds, and they seem to be extremely self-assured, narrow-minded, cocky, a braggart. These are often arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings. Interesting thing about sociopaths is that they rarely have praises or approvals for the others.