What is the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?

They sound the same to me but I know nothing about psychology or sociology.

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Kaleidoscope
First of all, it's not psychology or sociology. Those are studies of science. The words you are looking for are psychopathy and sociopathy.
Secondly, psychopathy is an exaggerated version of sociopathy. They all share the same symptoms, but psychopaths are much more extreme. For example, a psychopath would but copious amounts of time and effort into planning. Sociopaths would not. Sociopaths are also capable of empathy. That means that they are able to form bonds and relationships See More▼
on July 02
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vintagebird
so·ci·o·path
/ˈsōsēōˌpaTH/
Noun
A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
Faye10Beth6
cool in love elsa
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on April 09, 2014
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vintagebird
Lol. I got it from google....
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on July 12, 2013
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EMOpanda
jay, i read that and feel in love with you. XD I'm gonna write that down.
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on July 12, 2013
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on July 10, 2013
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vintagebird
psy·cho·path
/ˈsīkəˌpaTH/
Noun
A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.
on July 10, 2013
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earth707
Psychopaths and sociopaths both apparently lack a conscience. Both will engage in behavior that harms others with no feeling of guilt or remorse, and rarely consider the risks to others implicit in their actions. i found this on a site, so theres really no difference!
on May 29, 2013
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dial.six.six.six
yes there is,
a sociopath is someone who has a personality disorder and a psychopath is someone who uses social ability and charisma to deceive people
dial.six.six.six
a bit like a serial killer on the whole (I watch a lot of crime programs and things that analyse disorders of personality and criminal minds)
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on July 26, 2013
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