2. Traits of a Sociopath

Diagnosing a sociopath can be done by observing specific behaviors and traits in conjunction with one another to accurately attribute a person’s antisocial behavior to be the result of possessing a sociopathic nature. Key traits include:

  • Lying
  • Being unreliable
  • Having no shame or remorse for one’s poor behavior
  • Lack of personal insight
  • No goals for the future
  • Bad judgment that leads to poor behavior
  • Not able to show love
  • False threats of suicide
  • Charming and intelligent
  • Manipulative

Four percent of the population are sociopaths, but the majority of them don't cause harm. Men are diagnosed as being sociopathic more than women.

Traits of a Sociopath

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