While sociopaths have many similarities to psychopaths, and the words are often used interchangeably, psychopaths have more innate traits, while sociopaths’ tendencies are the result of social and environmental factors, like their upbringing. Here’s how to know if you fall into this category.
Your ego is enormous
Simple narcissists have huge egos, experiencing intense vanity and selfishness, and need constant admiration. Sociopaths are similar, having an “inflated sense of self” and of entitlement, the Huffington Post explains. “They tend to blame others for their own failures.” They also break the law or social rules because they think they are above those rules.
You are charming and manipulative
You don’t care about others
You’ve had brushes with the law