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Sociopath: Rational but Ruthless Predator

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

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Rational but Ruthless Predator

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

The Sociopath, also known as a Psychopath or as one having an anti-social personality disorder is a ruthless, callous, remorseless predator. Though they have a personality disorder they are not insane, meaning they are completely aware of what they are doing and what the consequences of their actions will be. Decisions are made rationally, not out of delusion.

Sociopaths lack what’s called the affective part of empathy meaning that they are aware of how the other person is feeling or what they are thinking but simply do not care. People are just objects to use for their own gratification; the easiest targets are those who are weak and vulnerable.

Most often male, sociopaths begin showing seriously problematic behavior when they’re children. Unlike those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, sociopaths are just as likely to come from supportive, loving homes as abusive ones. The disorder seems to be more neurologically