Being a Psychopaths means you have no moral compass which means you have no reason to do the right thing. Psychopaths are closely compared to sociopaths but they have a very distinct difference that keeps sociopaths out of trouble unlike psychopaths. Sociopaths are not criminal by nature, you can argue that about psychopaths or anyone but, they are very charismatic and don’t have a moral compass like psychopaths. Sociopaths are independent thinkers and lack empathy so they can’t relate to others so they mostly isolate themselves. This isolation makes them a non-threat to society as a whole. Being a sociopath isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A NPR report about a real life sociopath debunks these rumors on sociopaths with her book. The differences between Psychopaths and Sociopaths might be small but it makes a difference in their behavior. Being said sociopath isn’t always good, but there isn’t much research on sociopathic behavior to show it has a “bad” side.
In the report by NPR is done on M.E. Thomas who is a diagnosed sociopath and she talks about her experience as a sociopath. Her book is called Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight and she uses an alias because sociopaths are not viewed as positive by society’s standards. She reveals that most sociopaths “are not incarcerated and the silent majority often live freely and anonymously” “They’re your neighbors, colleagues, maybe even family members and lovers.” Most don’t make there presents known, unlike psychopaths who like to have their presence known and acknowledged by everyone. That’s just one of the few differences between the generically bad psychopaths and the neutral sociopaths.
The biggest difference between sociopaths and psychopaths is there behavior socially. Both are antisocial personality disorders, with both having a lack of empathy. Yes psychopaths have a higher tendency to act violently while for sociopaths vary. According to the diffen.com...