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Digg3r wrote:I always thought a sociopath was the current politically correct way if referring to a psychopath?
Only if he's already shooting up the neighbourhood school...
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you never know how many victims the psychopaths has on its count already.

its not them shooting up the school.

they even sparkle with self-control.
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potty wrote:you never know how many victims the psychopaths has on its count already.

its not them shooting up the school.

they even sparkle with self-control.
I'm not sure where you're getting some of your definitions from there, potty. Either way, here's a really good read from Psychology Today on the distinctions and similarities between sociopathy and psychopathy - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wic ... psychopath" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Many forensic psychologists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful differences between the two conditions.
thats the intro of your posted link.

the author of your article believes, there are some differences.
ok, he is free to.

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potty wrote:
Many forensic psychologists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful differences between the two conditions.
thats the intro of your posted link.

the author of your article believes, there are some differences.
ok, he is free to.

:please:
Indeed. And read on some more...
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i have read it.

he comes up with an unusual description of what sociopathy is.

its an article about his view point, which is unusal, as he admits in the first two sentences.
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potty wrote:i have read it.

he comes up with an unusual description of what sociopathy is.

its an article about his view point, which is unusal, as he admits in the first two sentences.
yeah, it is different to most psychiatry articles in that respect, granted.
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'Socio' and 'psycho' have two completely different meanings.

I've got a feeling potty is right on the ball here. :thumb:
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http://www.youmeworks.com/sociopaths.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Yeah, they do - and here's a different sort of article exploring those differences, admittedly not from as esteemed a perspective:
http://www.newhealthguide.org/Differenc ... opath.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here's more of a clinical perspective on the differences from a forensic specialist:
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/forensic- ... ychopathy/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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