Sociopathy is a type of anti-social personality disorder, a condition that prevents people from adapting to the ethical and behavioral standards of his or her community.Sociopathic individuals can be dangerous, exhibiting criminal behavior, organizing dangerous cults, and causing harm to themselves and others
- Sociopaths have delusions of grandeur, and oftentimes feel overly entitled to certain positions, people, and things. They believe that their own beliefs and opinions are the absolute authority, and disregard the opinions of others.
- Sociopaths are rarely shy, insecure, or at a loss for words. They have trouble suppressing emotional responses like anger, impatience, or annoyance, and constantly lash out at others and respond hastily to these emotions.
if you know someone is a sociopath then it’s a fair assumption to make that you have observed unempathetic and anti-social behaviour in them- these behaviours will give a good indication of how dangerous they are.
Some will kill or seriously injure someone, if they know they can get away with it, others prefer to con people out of money or manipulate them into doing things which serve the interests of the sociopath. Killing is a sign of low impulse control though, which is one of their hallmarks.
Another good indication is whether or not they have a criminal record, and if so whether it includes a record for violent offences.
Either way they aren’t the best people to spend time around if you don’t have to, but since they make up 1% of humanity the odds are everyone will have to deal with one at some point- just watch out and remember that if you give them an inch they will take a yard.