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Psychopath vs Sociopath - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Psychopath vs Sociopath - Difference and Comparison | Diffen | what is a serial killer,Types of mental disorders- Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
What's the difference between Psychopath and Sociopath? Psychopathy and sociopathy are both anti-social personality disorders. While both these disorders are the result of an interaction between genetic predispositions and environmental factors, psychopathy leans towards the hereditary whereas sociopathy tends...
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Leah Turkowski's comment, February 17, 2014 8:59 AM
8.) Psychopaths are known to have more problems because of genetic factors. Common characteristics of psychopaths are being impulsive, looking for thrills which leads to risk-seeking behavior, cortical underarousal and an inability to conform to social norms. Unlike psychopaths, sociopaths are thought to be formed more by environmental factors. They have fairly normal tempers but negative sociological factors seem to have a great impact on their personality disorders. Some of these factors include neglect from parents, poverty, very low or very high intelligence levels and their peers being criminals.
Leah Turkowski's comment, February 17, 2014 1:23 PM
9.)Psychopaths tend to live in the outskirts of society and they are usually very unorganized and not able to keep healthy relationships with people in their life. Sociopaths are able to maintain relationships with others in a public setting. They are obsessed with being organized. They seem very normal and blend well into society.
Leah Turkowski's comment, February 17, 2014 1:34 PM
10.) Sociopaths often plan out their acts of violence. Their usually motivated by revenge or greed. Their crimes are very well organized and often go without being noticed until after the sociopath is caught. A psychopath have random acts of violent outbreaks. Psychopaths are caught easily by police because they leave trails of evidence and have a history of random outbreaks and acts of violence.
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Profiling Serial Killers : A stratified look at common characteristics spread across taxonomy, race, and gender.

Profiling Serial Killers : A stratified look at common characteristics spread across taxonomy, race, and gender. | what is a serial killer,Types of mental disorders- Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Profiling Serial Killers : A stratified look at common characteristics spread across taxonomy, race, and gender.
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Leah Turkowski's comment, February 13, 2014 8:46 AM
4.) Most serial killers are not found to have actual mental illness but instead portray characteristics of being psychotic. Instead they often have personality disorders and look at the world differently than a normal person might. They usually display both Sociopathic and Psychotic behaviors. While the normal person would consider these things disturbing and unlike normal behavior sociopathic and psychotic behavior do not qualify as mental illness
Leah Turkowski's comment, February 13, 2014 8:49 AM
5.) Psychopaths are typically organized and have a high level of overall intelligence. Also narcissism is a sub division under the broad spectrum of Psychopaths.
Leah Turkowski's comment, February 13, 2014 8:54 AM
6.) When relating serial killers to sociopathic behavior you can often see enuresis (bed-wetting), pyromania (a compulsion to set things on fire), and animal cruelty. DEFINITIONS IN PARENTHESIS WERE FOUND ON DICTIONARY.COM