Yes, but only to a certain extent because they are fully aware of how easily people can get manipulated and they are using it to their advantage to later laugh at people with feelings. Consider this for a moment before you start feeling sorry: sociopaths laugh at, mock and look down on people who have normal feelings. When we say they do not have feelings this is not true. The most intense feelings they can feel are feeling high, excited and the rage. They cannot genuinely love. They also feel contempt and jealous of people with feelings and with integrity which are characteristics they lack. Many people with antisocial disorder love bragging about being sociopaths. There are full homepages of sociopaths bragging about their successes over normal people. So, should we feel sorry for sociopaths? I rather feel sorry for their victims. Feeling sorry for them will not help them only feed them.