Psychopath versus Sociopath

 Psychopath: someone who is very mentally ill and usually dangerous – Cambridge Dictionary

Psychopathy is a complex and controversial psychological construct, but some key points that are often associated with psychopathy include:

  1. Lack of empathy and remorse: Psychopaths tend to be indifferent to the feelings of others and lack remorse for their actions, even if they cause harm or injury to others.

  2. Superficial charm and charisma: Psychopaths can be very charming and charismatic, often using their charm to manipulate others for their own benefit.

  3. Impulsivity and a lack of self-control: Psychopaths often act on their impulses and desires without considering the consequences of their actions.

  4. Grandiose sense of self-worth: Psychopaths may have an inflated sense of self-importance, believing that they are superior to others.

  5. Pathological lying: Psychopaths may lie easily and frequently, often to achieve their goals or manipulate others.

  6. Lack of responsibility: Psychopaths may not take responsibility for their actions and may blame others or circumstances for their problems.

  7. Shallow emotions: Psychopaths may have a limited range of emotions and may be unable to feel or express empathy, guilt, or love.

It’s important to note that psychopathy is a complex and controversial concept, and not everyone who exhibits some of these traits is necessarily a psychopath. Diagnosis of psychopathy typically involves a comprehensive assessment by a qualified mental health professional.

“Sociopath” is a term that is often used to describe a person who exhibits a pattern of behaviors that disregard the feelings, rights, and needs of others. Here are some key points that are often associated with sociopathy:

  1. Lack of empathy: Sociopaths have difficulty feeling empathy for others. They may be unable to understand or care about the feelings of others, and may even take pleasure in causing harm to others.

  2. Manipulation: Sociopaths are often skilled at manipulating others to get what they want. They may use lies, charm, or intimidation to achieve their goals.

  3. Impulsivity: Sociopaths may act impulsively, without regard for the consequences of their actions. They may engage in risky or dangerous behaviors, and may have a history of criminal or antisocial behavior.

  4. Narcissism: Sociopaths often have a grandiose sense of self-importance and may believe that they are entitled to special treatment or privileges.

  5. Lack of remorse: Sociopaths may not feel guilty or remorseful for their actions, even when they have caused harm to others.

It’s important to note that sociopathy is not an official diagnosis in the DSM-5, which is the diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals in the United States. Instead, the term “antisocial personality disorder” is used to describe a similar pattern of behavior. However, there is still debate within the field about the best way to diagnose and treat individuals who exhibit sociopathic traits.

Joran Van Der Sloot’s Lies: Psychologist’s In-Depth Body Language Analysis

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6 jun 2023

Join Dr. G, an accomplished psychologist and body language expert, as he dissects the infamous 2008 interview of Joran Van Der Sloot with Greta Van Susteren. Dr. G will analyze the micro-expressions, manipulation tactics, and deceptive cues that Van Der Sloot may have unwittingly revealed.

This comprehensive analysis takes place against the backdrop of Van Der Sloot’s potential extradition to the US (Alabama), due to charges of extortion and wire fraud. These charges emerged when Van Der Sloot allegedly attempted to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Holloway family in 2010, promising to uncover the location of Natalee Holloway’s body. This led to a grand jury indictment in the same year.

The discussion further delves into Van Der Sloot’s 2010 arrest in Peru for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a case to which he pleaded guilty in 2012. A 2001 treaty between Peru and the U.S. may allow Van Der Sloot to be temporarily extradited to face trial in the U.S., with the agreement that he will be returned to Peru’s custody afterward.

Beth Holloway, Natalee’s mother, released a statement expressing relief at the prospect of justice for Natalee, following the agreement to extradition by Peruvian authorities. She called it a “long and painful journey,” but affirmed that the persistence of many was about to pay off.

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Peter R de Vries en Joran van der Sloot bij Pauw & Witteman 2008

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19 aug 2022

Huge Red Flag Protest Prank

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2 mrt 2011

Some revolution leaders were mere ordinary citizens just minutes before they are asked to carry a big red flag for their country and lead a mob against… some guys in riot police gear. … Probably sometimes, maybe not really actually.