Sociopaths

Chapter 21 of Pointing from the Grave presents a quote which states that:

“3-4 percent of the American male population can be characterized as sociopathic; in prisons, this percentage rises to 20” (Weinberg p. 339).

This quote allowed me to realize that I have watched a lot of crime shows and movies, and heard the word sociopath thrown around a lot, but I never really knew the actual definition of it. I wanted to know what characteristics made up a sociopath, and from there be able to determine if I considered Frediani to be one or not.  In my research of sociopaths, I found out that the ten characteristics that make them up are: charm, intelligence, lack of remorse, spontaneity, hatred of losing, incapability of love (real love), intense lying, poetical speech, lack of  apology, and thinking that the things they say are truth even if they are not. By these characteristics, I would definitely classify Frediani as a sociopath, what do you guys think? Read a little more about sociopaths here, and let me know!

 

This is a photo of Jack Nicholson in the famous movie The Shinning, where he played a Sociopath.
This is a photo of Jack Nicholson in the famous movie The Shinning, where he played a Sociopath.

The image above was taken from Google.

Sociopaths