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Definition an insult describing one as antisocial; previously a medical diagnosis which is now replaced with antisocial personality disorder — a pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others
  • And he wasn't a nutcase, he wasn't a sociopath, he wasn't an outcast.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
sociopath = someone who doesn't care about others
  • You think you learned the truth from a liar, a traitor, and a sociopath?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The guy really was a sociopath.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Even if he was a sociopath, even if the guy left town, feelings aren't turned on and off like a switch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Whatever else he was—sociopathic, psychotic, homicidal—he was also a child.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He summarized me as a "situational sociopath willing to give answers that attempted to redefine who he was, rather than to honestly describe himself.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • He's probably a sociopath; he's been stalking Julie since the beginning of their acquaintance and seems to confuse her with his wife.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • A sociopath must cut her teeth somewhere, like the austere marble halls of Wickshire Academy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He's as twisted as the others, but he's the smartest and the most stable—in a sociopathic homicidal way.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • He's a man, above average intelligence, with sociopathic and voyeuristic tendencies.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • She lacks empathy and in many respects can be described as a sociopath.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I consider her to be withdrawn, but not a paranoid sociopath.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Blaze is completely under the spell of a manipulative sociopath, and lied to the cops this morning, so I'm going to jail.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Some sociopath who killed for the thrill of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Years later, I learned an English word for the creature that Assef was, a word for which a good Farsi equivalent does not exist: "sociopath."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Her mother and father wouldn't visit her because she was a sociopath, or so said Lisa.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Psychotic, sociopathic.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She knew about Stockholm syndrome, an acute sociopathic response to intense trauma, usually expressed by victims identifying with, even siding with, their oppressors.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • The forensic psychiatrist I'd hired to examine him said Johnny Wayne was a narcissist, a pathological liar, and a sociopath, and those were his good qualities.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The previous notion that disposition is everything — that the cause of violent behavior is always "sociopathic personality" or "deficient superego" or the inability to delay gratification or some evil in the genes — is, in the end, the most passive and reactive of ideas about crime.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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