About a year ago I became interested in the study of sociopaths and the effects they have on society. I read several books on the subject, but one of particular interest to me was titled, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight.Unlike the books, The Sociopath Next Doorand The Psychopath Test, Confessions of a Sociopath was written by a sociopath, therefore the narrative was focused on insight as opposed to observation.
For those uneducated on the topic, sociopaths lack empathy (for all intents and purposes, sociopaths and psychopaths are the same thing, but for the sake of confusion I’ll use the term sociopath). Jay Harris defines sociopathy as such:
“Sociopathy is a syndrome in which either one or both of the orbital frontal association cortices cannot assess socially unconditioned somatic signals. Sociopaths cannot emotionally condition social experience. Because…
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