The differences between psychopaths and sociopaths

Could you tell the difference?

Stars Insider

21/06/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Psychology

The words psychopath and sociopath are often thrown around arbitrarily. They are regularly used in a way that would suggest them to be the same. In fact, these words aren’t even scientific. Doctors don’t diagnose people as being psychopaths or sociopaths. Instead, they would more likely diagnose someone as having a host of conditions, which we then tend to sum up.

Psychopaths and sociopaths do generally have a lot of similar characteristics, one of them being that both tend to have a warped sense of what’s right and wrong. On the other hand, there are a lot of differences. To discover them, click through this gallery.

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