Is Obama a Sociopath, a Psychopath or a Combination of the two? You be the judge


You can't test for any of this because it's found in the fast majority that would seek such a job

I’m thinking we have a mixed bag?

Profile of a Psychopath

A number of mind-controlling cult leaders may exhibit many of the behavioral characteristics of a sociopath–an outstanding ability to charm and seduce followers. Since they appear apparently normal, they are not easily recognizable as deviant or disturbed. Although only a trained professional can make a diagnosis of whether or not someone is a sociopath, it is important to be able to recognize the personality type in order to avoid further abuse. These traits also apply to a one-on-one cultic relationship.


Glibness/Superficial Charm
Language can be used without effort by them to confuse and convince their audience. Captivating storytellers that exude self-confidence, they can spin a web that intrigues others. Since they are persuasive, they have the capacity to destroy their critics verbally or emotionally. Personifies the above
Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They dominate and humiliate their victims.Sure doesn’t give a damn about our Constitutional rights.

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.” Craves adulation and attendance. Must be the center of attention with their own fantasies as the “spokesman for God,” “enlightened,”  “leader of humankind,” etc. Creates an us-versus-them mentality  The Absolute Poster Child
Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and able to pass lie detector tests. Watch his lips move. What did he promise, what has he accomplished?
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way. He hates whites, and wealth producing individuals
Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion, it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

Incapacity for Love
While they talk about “God’s love” they are unable to give or receive it. Since they do not believe in the genuineness of their followers’ love, they are very harsh in testing it from their devotees and expect them to feel guilt for their failings. Expects unconditional surrender. Not seeing much kissey face huggy bod between this two in public.
Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge, yet testing the beliefs of their followers with bizarre rules, punishments and behaviors. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. The former fits like a silk jacket, the latter we have not been privy to.
Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them. Their skills are used to exploit, abuse and exert power. Since the follower cannot believe their leader would callously hurt them, they rationalize the behavior as necessary for their (or the group’s) own “good” and deny the abuse. When devotees become aware of the exploitation it feels like a “spiritual rape” to them. Think wounder soldiers for photo op,
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others. The followers only see them as near perfect. Last sentence seems to apply.
Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

Read his books, where he discusses smoking, smoking marijauan, and crack cocain

Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blame their followers or others outside their group. Blame reinforces passivity and obedience and produces guilt, shame, terror and conformity in the followers.

Well if this doesn’t cover his entire agenda what does?

Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Totalist leaders frequently practice promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts. This is usually kept hidden from all but the inner circle. Stringent sexual control of their followers, such as forced breakups and divorces, removal of children from parents, rules for dating, etc. See alleged happenings with Larry Sinclaire
Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future. Many groups claim as their goal world-domination or other utopian promises. Great contrast between the leader’s opulent lifestyle and the followers’ impoverishment. Support by gifts and donations from the followers who are pressured to give through fear and guilt. Highly sensitive to their own pain and health. Last paragraph fits to a tee
Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image and that of the group as needed to avoid prosecution and to increase income and to recruit a range of members. Is able to adapt or relocate as needed to preserve the group. Can resurface later with a new name, a new front group and a new twist on the scam.


Other Related Qualities:
  1. Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them

  2. Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them

  3. Authoritarian

  4. Secretive

  5. Paranoid

  6. Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired

  7. Conventional appearance

  8. Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)

  9. Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life

  10. Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)

  11. Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim

  12. Incapable of real human attachment to another

  13. Unable to feel remorse or guilt

  14. Extreme narcissism and grandiose

  15. May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare. In the 1830′s this disorder was called “moral insanity.” By 1900 it was changed to “psychopathic personality.” More recently it has been termed “antisocial personality disorder.” Order: Without Conscience: The disturbing world of the psychopaths among us by Robert D. Hare.

The Psychopathic Personality

Revised: May 20, 2007


The psychopath is one of the most fascinating and distressing problems of human experience.  For the most part, a psychopath never remains attached to anyone or anything. They live a “predatory” lifestyle. They feel little or no regret, and little or no remorse – except when they are caught. They need relationships, but see people as obstacles to overcome and be eliminated.   If not,  they see people in terms of how they can be used. They use people for stimulation, to build their self-esteem and they invariably value people in terms of their material value (money, property, etc..).

A psychopath can have high verbal intelligence, but they typically lack “emotional intelligence”. They can be expert in manipulating others by playing to their emotions. There is a shallow quality to the emotional aspect of their stories (i.e., how they felt, why they felt that way, or how others may have felt and why). The lack of emotional intelligence is the first good sign you may be dealing with a psychopath.  A history of criminal behavior in which they do not seem to learn from their experience, but merely think about ways to not get caught is the second best sign.

The following is a list of items based on the research of Robert Hare, Ph.D. which is derived from the “The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, .1991, Toronto: Multi-Health  Systems.” These are the most highly researched and recognized characteristics of psychopathic personality and behavior.

  • glibness/superficial charm * Obama to a tea
  • grandiose sense of self-worth* He defines the term
  • need for stimulation/prone to boredom * Obama sure stays busy, exercise, golf, basketball
  • pathological lying* Watch his lips move
  • conning/manipulative * Just how are we to believe he became the Manchurian Candidate?
  • lack of remorse or guilt* not when there is a good photo op
  • shallow emotional response
  • callous/lack of empathy* not when there is a goo photo op
  • parasitic lifestyle * living large on our tax dollars, partying as much as possible at the White House
  • poor behavioral controls
  • promiscuous sexual behavior* Alleged homosexual activity with Larry Sinclaire
  • early behavioral problems* back to his weed smoken, crack habits
  • lack of realistic long-term goals* His Socialist-Marxist agenda will be crushed in the November elections
  • impulsivity* Let’s fly Air Force One over the Statute of Liberity, for sure use the taxpayer dollar to take Michelle to NYC for dinner and a play.
  • irresponsibility * vacationing on the taxpayer during the December terrorist plot was irresponsible, he
  • should have been out in front of this storyl
  • failure to accept responsibility for their own actions
  • many short-term relationships
  • juvenile delinquency
  • revocation of conditional release
  • criminal versatility

There is no actual diagnosis of Psychopathy in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), but it is a highly studied area. A psychopath is not the same as an antisocial personality. Antisocial personalities may or may not be psychopathic.  The antisocial personality is primarily a problem involving a failure to respect the right of individuals, the law and rules of society.   Psychopathy involves poor emotional intelligence, the lack of conscience, and an inability to feel attached to people except in terms of their value as a source of stimulation or new possessions.  There are many expressions and forms of psychopathy.   For instance, a sexual psychopath is one form of a psychopath.

There is a significant amount of evidence to suggest that:

  • there may be a genetic influence that creates a psychopathic personality

  • adult psychopaths do not benefit from traditional counseling therapy and may in fact offend again and sooner because of it

  • the brain of a psychopath may function and process information differently from those of non-psychopaths

  • less intelligent psychopaths end up in prisons (highly intelligent psychopaths can run companies)

  • psychopathic behavior may have once had a strong genetic “survival of the species” value

  • psychopathic personalities are much more common than most of us realize

For further and more detailed information as well as research, see www.hare.org



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8 responses to “Is Obama a Sociopath, a Psychopath or a Combination of the two? You be the judge

  1. Mark Germine, MD

    To all concerned:

    I am a psychiatrist, have worked with antisocials, narcissists, and psychopaths for many years, and also have written a book chapter in antisociality and psychopathy.
    I really need to look into the details. As someone who voted for him, I feel betrayed. He has definitely not turned out to be who we thought he was, in a variety of ways. I’m not sure if he’s a psychopath, unsure enough to have looked it up and be responding to this blog.

    The psychopathic leader has showed up in a lot of world history. It would be interesting to look at such leaders. The closest one to Obama, I think, would be Mussilini. He was no Hitler, and started out doing a lot of good things for Italy. He introduced fascism as “corporatism,” which seems to fit Mr. Obama’s agenda, but this time its “world dominion” “global corporatism” etc., all under a very clever guise. Putting us in enormous debt to China, a totalitarian state, certainly doesn’t fit a sincere global policy. At route, this is what a psychopath must be, insincere.

    The psychopathic leader doesn’t fit the ordinary definitions or criteria, that doesn’t help us much.

    So, I don’t know, but it is very, very important that we know. If he is, he may just have doped me and a lot of other Americans with his guile, another psychopathic hallmark. He says one thing and does another, it seems to me.

    There is a continuum of psychopathy. Someone with these tendencies may become much more so, and they often do, in a position of power.

    Its deeper than Obama – there are many such people, in very influential positions, with followings, etc. Look at Osama, hero to Muslims the world over. Look at Husein, who we executed.

    • Dear Dr. Germain:

      As you to seemed to have equivocated on whether Obama is a true psychopath, clearly he does not fit the profile of a mass murder like Ted Bundy or the Sun of Sam. Though I do believe him go have some psychopathic traits. Better fitting the bill might a combination of the sociopath/narcissist.
      As you are fully aware, here are the traits of the sociopathic personality and I’ll put my two cents in as they have been demonstrated by Obama. I too have a background in psychology

      * Glibness and Superficial Charm: Give him a teleprompter or a well rehearsed interview with the questions in advance he qualifies.

      * Manipulative and Conning: You bet, evidenced by the deal making, the lies, deceit, hiding hundreds of billions of dollars from the health care bill to make it appear revenue: Classic. Probably more frightening is his belief that he can use his manipulative conning demeanor in dealing with enemies like Iran and NKorea, didn’t quite work.
      They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims. Did this definition come before him or after we started knowing him?

      * Grandiose Sense of Self ” We are the ones We we have been waiting for. ” America Is The Greatest Nation on Earth in four more days we will change it” Say what?
      Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

      * Pathological Lying
      Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests. Again, numerous you tubes, and documents show that he has rarely told the truth to America about anything. Get us out of Iraq, Close Gitmo, my favorite ” If you are a family making under $250K you will pay no new taxes, not one dime” Perhaps he doesn’t understand the effect cutting the Bush taxes will cause, or all the taxes put in place like a $1.01 federal tax on a pack of smokes, increased not decreased health care premiums, increase on alcohol, proposed increases in fuel, 10-15 cents per gallon. Oh and “When I pass my Energy Bill the cost of your utility bills will skyrocket” I think there maybe be a bit of the psychopath rearing it’s head here.

      * Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt I doubt he knows the definition of the terms.
      A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. He rejected his whiteness and follows a black theological agenda.

      Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way. This is the mantra of the progressive party of which he is the puppet.

      * Shallow Emotions: If he were to show any, the teleprompter would have told it to as in ‘tear up here master”
      When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, ( hope you saw him while he was getting heckled and shouted down during his don’t ask dont’ tell speech. For just a brief moment his pupils appeared completely dilated and he showed serious anger, then he went into the smiling mode feigning that every thing was all righ, “that ok, that’s all right, etc. yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

      * Incapacity for Love an unknown area to many. Safe be Michelle kicks his ass all over the White House.

      * Need for Stimulation: Obtained by frequent TV appearances, advertisements, throwing out the first pitch worse than a girl, interviews.
      Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common. His living on the edge of driving our economy into an economic abyss. None of the other traits in the above sentence have come to light and if they did the media would never show it.

      * Callousness/Lack of Empathy This guy could not tell you what empathy is. He talks a great game, but his policies hurt disproportionally the less fortunate and the poor.
      Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them. Oh yea let’s never forget the evil rich by who’s current definition.

      * Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature Constant parties at the White House, taking off for NYC for a date with Michelle with little thought to the cost, and inconvenience of all folks in the area. When he arrives, shops must close, streets are blocked. The guy is an egomaniac incapable of seeing or caring about the results of his actions upon others.
      Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, (Ah Ya think?) entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others. All discussed in the above trait.

      * Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency a professed pot smoking crack head running with the socialists and the Marxists, hell I was a bit odd in my formative years but this guy had a serious agenda.

      Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. This may well be the case as there are no records of his attendance available at Columbia University, as President of the Harvard Law Review, there again is little evidence of his scholarship. He must have written something. I believe he has been conning everybody his entire life, how do you think he became president with absolutely nothing positive of note about him?

      Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc. Seems to have no problems hanging on to his socialist, progressive friends. No evidence uncovered of above aberrant behaviors. (to date, clearly it won’t manifest itself in his beating on Michelle, she could whoop him and leave some serious hurt upside his head.

      * Irresponsibility/Unreliability Continually shows up late
      Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed. Gee could that be like taking the money and investments I’ve made working my entire life and then giving them to those that chose for whatever reason not to work in the name of social equality? Actually the most cruel of plays is running sky high deficits and unfunded mandates to the tune of $107 trillion dollars which will eventually result in hyper inflation killing the value of the monies anybody has managed to save.

      * Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity Well there is the alleged story about Larry Sinclaire and Obama buying him cocaine for a blow job but who would believe that. Particularly when a friend and gay member of Obama’s choir at reverend Wrights church was found murdered.
      Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts. No information here, need to check with Kenya to see if any of the sheep when they see him bleat out, Obaaaahmaaaa.

      * Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle Well socialism doesn’t work well any place it has been tried with the possible exception of Sweden.
      Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively. That seems to fit. Never held a real job in the private sector.

      * Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility Hey he trained and defended ACORN, I didn’t
      Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily. Believe his entire life story is a charade until he proves otherwise.

      Other Related Qualities:

      1. Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them. Oh we know him and he has shown his contempt just again today by ordering the members of the Navy to not watch Fox News, yesterday it was members of the Democrats in DC were not to go on the Drudge Report for fear of virus’ attacking government computers. Drudge reported that day receiving thirty million hits without a single complaint. Are we seeing an extra set of noyas here? As in paranoia?
      2. Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them. How could their be he’s the chosen one he is God, nobody will tell him differently.
      3. Authoritarian Yep
      4. Secretive no actually he has been very transparent, everything meetings etc on C-Span, The most transparent administration in history, sadly cameras don’t work well behind closed doors in the dark.
      5. Paranoid noted above
      6. Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired, He will become in deep trouble with the law, but certainly his tyrannical behavior is tolerated and condoned and admired by sycophants that bow at his knee.
      7. Conventional appearance Yep
      8. Goal of enslavement of their victim(s) Any doubt?
      9. Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life. His life’s desire, it ain’t gonna happen Americans will not bow to his tyranny.
      10. Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love) That one is over my pay grade
      11. Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim Not going to happen
      12. Incapable of real human attachment to another Possibly
      13. Unable to feel remorse or guilt Without a doubt.
      14. Extreme narcissism and grandiose the definition of the “Chosen One”
      15. May state readily that their goal is to rule the world Already stated, want’s to subjugate the US to the UN and then plans to run it
      Should you be interested in my take on some of his psychopathic properties, come back and visit at the site, I’m Jim at http://dancingczars.wordpress.com Thanks so much for your input I may infect have eared in labeling him as such, tomorrow if I hear from you, I’ll give you my take. J.C.

      (The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare.)

  2. From Dr. Mark:

    Dear J.C:

    I looked at your web site, its quite impressive. J.C. doesn’t stand for Jesus Christ, does it? I can only sense God, never Jesus. It’s always the “God of Abraham,” and, not being Jewish, I wonder why this should be so.

    You can call me Mark.

    People, of coarse, have said that Bill Clinton, GWB II, etc., were psychopaths. But, somehow, Obama seems different. There is your “normal narcissism,” which can be quite high, and “normal sociopathy” which also can be quite high. There is pretty good evidence that his father was, at best, morally deficient. So he seems to have some genetics behind him. Hare has categorized the syndrome, but I think there are sub-types, as well as a continuum. I did the training with Hare years ago, his psychopathy scale, etc., but I don’t think he captured the sydrome fully, although he’s generally considered the authority. Cleckly’s book was classic, “masks of sanity.” but, of coarse, there’s more to it than that.

    I do welcome your feedback, as well as your insights. Clearly you have perceived much of what I have perceived. As a U.S. president, there is something very different about him, and I think you are putting your finger on it better than I have with my vague intuition, having known and treated many, as I was formerly a “forensic pschiatrist.” Beneath his “charisma” there seems to be something very dark. I haven’t sensed this with our other, so-called “charismatic” presidents. I know, economically, we are in very grave danger, I saw it coming in 1999. I have no particular politics, but, as a physician, so his health reform as a trojan horse – companies are already starting to take away employee health care, in expectation that this bill will cover them.

    There is a lot about on the Internet about this fellow, I forget his name, who was his psychopathic model, which may be true. There’s also the usual garbage.

    I have edited a fairly popular e-journal, Dynamical Psychology, for many years. If you would like to follow up with this, I think you are right-on so far, and think this sort of thing needs a professional look, which you clearly have to offer. So, I invite you to write a paper, if you wish.

    Best,

    Mark Germine, MD, MS

  3. Back to Dr. Mark:

    I have quite a few people that enjoy weighing in on the situation. I would very much like to look at the Psychopath angle. Thanks for you comments about the site.
    I see Clinton as a sociopath, not a bad guy and somebody I’d love to sit on a long plane ride with and talk.
    I’ve never felt at all that way about George W Bush. Of course I’d love to pick his brain. I think his administration got side tracked with 911. I honestly never have given consideration that he would have the mental issues you suggest.

    People, particularly those with Bush Derangement Syndrome, have absolutely no clue why he went to war with radical Islam. I’ve been studying Islam since 9-11 Sharia Law, am a member of ACT for America which educates groups about the horrors of Sharia Law and we are trying to Crush it here at home.

    CAIR, the Council for Arab and Islamic Relations is a front organization for money laundering along with the Holy Land Foundation the Muslim Brotherhood and others.

    If the current President wasn’t conflicted by his Muslim heritage and beliefs he would be able to surround himself with a Justice Department that would indict these organizations, put the leadership in prison for life using RICO laws and deport the rest of these assholes to a sand box of their choosing.

    A great book if you have any interest here is a true story called Muslim Mafia, I have it on my side bar, click on it for a summary, I could not put the book down. They have tax exempt status as a quasi religious, educational set of groups when in fact their goal it to bring Sharia Law to America and ultimately subjugate us to Allah. That my friend won’t happen. I’ve served my country love freedom abhor tyranny and will submit to nobody or no entity and that includes the nonsense of the current administration. Obama would be in jail if the media weren’t AWOL.

    I honestly believe that there clearly is something about this president. He is unAmerican. I”m not a “birther” a pejorative term reserved for those that are not true believers based on no factual evidence that he was actually born her but more important how did he attend expensive schools, why does nobody come forward and remember him? He is hiding so much.

    People are so completely ignorant and clueless. His charisma was packaged, he is the Manchurian candidate who has been preparing for this most of his life.

    The dark thing you notice is the darkness of what he believes and is imposing on the will of the people. The darkness resides in that no other President to my knowledge has surrounded himself with avowed communists, socialists, Maoists, Marxists, and the run of the mill nut cases like Boxer and Pelosi.

    Sadly the health care bill was written by unelected czars, there are absolutely no finger prints on it by and member of congress writing it. It was clearly as Pelosi said “we must pass it to know what’s in it” Health Reform better called Obama Health Care Denial, isn’t reform, it was a complete hijacking of 17% of our GDP.

    If you happened to see the Summit on TV it was a charade. Dems and Republicans agreed about on six areas that could have been immediately implemented. Private sector solutions.

    I know the medical system well, I spent 31 years as a clinical research liaison working with the FDA to get approval for cancer drugs, aids drugs, and antibiotics.

    Obama care was never about health care it was about ideology, and power. Any rational person can look to Canada, the U.K and their failed systems. We would want that why because Obama is what Joe the plumber called him an absolute socialist.

    I’m Jim and I need a beer, I spend ten hours a day working on my site, I take great pains to source everything and tell it like it is. I also am a satirist, and write parody, hidden in my site. So I’d definitely love to continue this discussion Mark, welcome you to my site, I cover all types of stories, a good one might just be called is Barack Hussein Obama a Sociopath. Call me Jim, welcome to my site, you will enjoy the heck out of the people that leave comments, so very interesting people.

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  5. If Obama is sociopathic, he’s no worse than any member of the Bush family. He’s probably no worse than any other politician. Personally, I believe our society is going to have to break down completely before anything better can be created. The world we live in nurtures sociopaths, and sociopathic behaviour. People who can commit any act against another human being without guilt are rewarded, whereas empathic, compassionate and respectful individuals are the ones labelled as weak, or losers. It’s the world we live in. Hooray for unfettered, unregulated capitalism!

  6. Just a little add on: sociopaths and psychopaths are the same thing – just at different ends of a sliding scale. The attributes are essentially the same, but a sociopath is a bit less likely to suffer from psychoses (althought delusional ideas of self grandeur are still evident).

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