(1) Franklin was a manipulative murderer and quite possibly a sociopath .(2) I see ‘evil’ being the actions of a person who chooses to be a sociopath , someone who knows right and wrong and chooses wrong.(3) The term antisocial personality is often used interchangeably with psychopath or sociopath and is connotative of many forms of deviant behavior.(4) He or she may be a sociopath , a psychopath, or simply a good liar.(5) There's no universally agreed upon difference between the word sociopath and psychopath.(6) While I'm well aware I have many mental issues, I know I can never be a sociopath because guilt and shame are my two oldest friends.(7) Jason Soon has an interesting post drawing attention to research suggesting a link between psychopathic and sociopathic personalities and abnormal brain development.(8) His borderline sociopathic behaviour leads him into violent confrontations, wherein he's ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.(9) The Card Perseveration Task was developed by Siegel to assist in measuring pathology in sociopaths , specifically, the apparent inability to respond to punishment.(10) Some violent offenders are not sociopathic or psychopathic, yet probably about 20 percent of the prison population is diagnosable as being psychopathic.(11) Internet discussion groups at times appear to be founts of perspicacity and wisdom, at other times the ultimate refuge for sociopaths releasing years of pent-up frustration.(12) But what's not clear is if this is pathological lying to an extreme, so that it indicates actually a character flaw, anti-social personality or sociopathy which is found in many criminals.(13) If these defects lie in all of us, which of course they do to some extent, then looking at a more comprehensive list of symptoms for sociopathy and psychopathy might lead the way.(14) Modern scholarship has shown Lucrezia to be a rather unfortunate young woman who was the victim of her mad brother's sociopathy and her father's ruthless ambition.(15) Some individuals may well have a genetic propensity for aggression or for mental instability - or even for sociopathic behavior.(16) Professor Kets de Vries says the world can neatly be divided into three distinct behavioural groups: sociopaths , psychopaths and what he calls ‘normopaths’, or excessively normal people.