Psychopaths are much more in control of themselves than sociopaths. Psychopaths can often lead somewhat normal lives despite the fact they too are devoid of feeling many emotions. People often don’t recognize a psychopath when they meet one. They can be real charmers and are excellent at pretending. Their charm usually prevents people from seeing that underneath that facade there is no real emotion. Psychopathic lying is incredibly difficult to detect if you don’t know someone very well. Because they are so charming and often tell you what you want to hear, people generally trust them. Like sociopaths, they tend to emotionally manipulate or blackmail people.