- a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Origin of sociopath
Examples from the Web for sociopathy
Psychopathy, more or less, is the clinical term for sociopathy, and the two are often used interchangeably.How to Spot a Sociopath (Hint: It Could Be You)
June 25, 2013
No political motive apparently, just sociopathy plus firearms.A New American Export: Gun Violence
October 5, 2012
- psychiatry another name for psychopath
Word Origin and History for sociopathy
- The behavioral pattern exhibited by sociopaths.
- A person affected with an antisocial personality disorder.
Someone whose social behavior is extremely abnormal. Sociopaths are interested only in their personal needs and desires, without concern for the effects of their behavior on others. (Compare psychopath.)