Mental Health

He's Lying Next To You...The Difference Between Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Narcissists

Psychopaths and sociopaths rarely feel any guilt or remorse

One of the most disturbing characteristics of psychopaths and sociopaths is the fact that they rarely, if ever, feel guilt or remorse.

Psychopaths and sociopaths fall under the category of what psychologists call antisocial personality disorder. Both psychopaths and sociopaths are incapable of empathy, which is the ability to understand and relate to another person’s feelings.

As a result, they are unlikely to feel guilt or remorse when they harm another person.

A psychopath has no conscience. He perceives other human beings as objects. He uses others to suit his own interests with no regard for the damage he inflicts on others. A sociopath is somewhat less extreme in this regard. He may feel guilt or remorse in some circumstances.

However, even when a sociopath feels slightly guilty about his actions, he’s unlikely to change his behavior.