Dylann Roof

With the Charleston Church Shooting dominating headlines, many in the news media are tossing around the words ‘sociopath’ and ‘psychopath’ as if they are interchangeable. But there are distinct differences between the two personalities that sets them apart from each other.

To make it simple, a sociopath is someone with a personality disorder (like narcissism) who is less likely to kill you. A psychopath is an individual with a serious mental defect who is more likely to kill you and everyone in your family.

Both personalities share a common link — antisocial personality disorder.

Both personalities share the following traits:

• A disregard for laws and social mores
• A disregard for the rights of others
• A failure to feel remorse or guilt
• A tendency to display violent behavior

There is a common belief among the psychiatric community that psychopaths are born, while sociopaths (narcissists) are created by their environment after birth.

While symptoms for both disorders may manifest at an early age, most doctors diagnose sociopaths and psychopaths when they are in their teens.

Psychopaths are more dangerous than sociopaths because they can detach themselves emotionally when committing crimes.

Sociopaths far outnumber psychopaths in society.

PSYCHOPATHS

• Abuse animals at an early age
• Start fires at an early age
• Have difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships in school
• Tend to be loners
• Tend to be smarter than sociopaths
• As children they are emotionally vacant with a flat affect (blank facial expression)
• Do not feel guilt, empathy, remorse or compassion
• Lacks emotion
• As adults they learn to be charming and likable in order to exploit others
• Mistrusts others
• Very manipulative
• Tend to hold down jobs longer than sociopaths because they can focus longer on tasks
• When they do commit crimes, they are harder to catch because they leave less clues
• Cool, calm and meticulous during the commission of a crime
• Psychopaths can go out and commit serial murders then go home to their wives and kids
• Plans every detail of their crimes
• When psychopaths are caught, they rarely confess
• Psychopaths are rarely caught because their few friends and families never suspect them

Famous psychopaths in history include Ted Bundy (caught); Jack the Ripper (never caught); The Zodiac Killer (never caught); The Bone Collector (never caught); The Boston Strangler (never caught); David Berkowitz (caught); Dennis Rader the BTK Killer (caught); Richard Ramirez The Night Stalker (caught); Jeffrey Dahmer (caught); John Wayne Gacy (caught); Osama bin Laden; School shooters

SOCIOPATHS

• More emotionally labile with frequent outbursts as children
• Emotionally unstable as children
• Throw tantrums, cry, scream to get attention as children
• Nervous and more easily agitated
• Forms shallow, artificial relationships in order to exploit others
• Shows signs of depression as children
• Lack guilt, empathy, remorse or compassion
• More outgoing than psychopaths
• Extremely manipulative
• Very self-centered
• Grandiose, histrionic
• Pervasive need for admiration and attention
• Likes to be on display
• Very active on social media
• Tend to be obsessive compulsive
• Tend to be cutters as children and teens
• Tend to come from single parent broken homes
• If a father is in the home, he is emasculated by a dominant wife
• Forms attachments to others easier than psychopaths
• Have difficulty maintaining longterm relationships
• Are less educated than psychopaths
• Unable to hold down steady jobs due to their emotional instabilities
• When they do commit crimes, the crime scene is often messy
• Easily caught because they leave lots of clues
• Easily caught because they brag to friends who turn them in
• Can be violent but less so than psychopaths

Famous sociopaths in history include:

Oprah Winfrey, Chris Brown, Sean Combs, 50 Cent, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Steve Jobs, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Tyler Perry, Charlie Sheen, Ciara, Tameka Raymond, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tamar Braxton, Laverne Cox, Bruce Jenner, Don Lemon, Richelle Carey, Brian Williams, Chris Cuomo, etc.

Test question: What category does Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof fall under?

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More Info On the Web

How To Tell Psychopaths from Sociopaths – Psychology Today
10 Signs That You’re in a Relationship With a Narcissist – Psychology Today
Differences Between a Psychopath vs Sociopath – Psych Central
Personality Disorders – Wiki

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks for breaking it down! ?? some of those names on the famous sociopaths ??

  • Chellie141508

    Well do tell @ Sandrarose…I’ll pick psycho for 500 Alex…

  • Chellie141508

    I know right

  • KDub

    Famous sociopaths in history include:
    Oprah Winfrey, Chris Brown, Sean Combs, 50 Cent, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Steve Jobs, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Tyler Perry, Charlie Sheen, Ciara, Tameka Raymond, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tamar Braxton, Laverne Cox, Bruce Jenner, Don Lemon, Richelle Carey, Brian Williams, Chris Cuomo
    ^^^^^^^
    You just took time out to compile a “I can’t stand these folks” list. I.yam.DEAD.?????

  • SummerBaby

    You’re dead! I can’t stop laughing!! ??

  • juneans

    Waittttt a minute.. This article was so informative.. Then I got to the end… I almost flat lined… I think he falls under sociopath..??

  • Sassy

    ????? that list of sociopaths are killing me

  • KDub

    Sandra. I done re-read that list. ???

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Test question: What category does Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof fall under?
    I didn’t see Bat Shyt Crazy Racist as a category…but when you put that up…slide his azz under that mkay… Thanks.. :tea:

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

    The sociopath list tho ?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    You noticed that convenient list too ROFL!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    This was a great write up. Both informative and hilarious. I had a story about what just happened to me but now I’m laughing too hard to type it ??

  • whitty hutton

    He ain’t crazy, just full of hate!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Are sociopaths serial killers?

  • KDub

    I was reading my ass off. ???

    Like ummm hmm shole is. Yep. Yep.

    Got to that list?

  • whitty hutton

    What Chris Cuomo do, Sandra?? ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LOL ?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I’m like damn the POTUS, Oprah, and LeBron too? ??

  • SummerBaby

    I agree 100%. I’m sick of them portraying him like a shy kid that they don’t know what went wrong.

  • whitty hutton

    Omg…I can’t stop lol’ing

  • Sassy

    On a serious note you are seriously seeing the racial divide, undertones and unfairness of this country. What this psycho did was no different than the Boston bombers, Connecticut school shooting, columbine and other famous mass killing incidents. The only difference is the color of the victims. Where is the prayer vigils by the country or a nationwide call to have this fool exterminated. Sympathy and rallies only coming from mostly black communities while the greater public and media making excuses. Elven some of these fools tryna say he’s not white. Sorry for my rant but it sickens me that sympathy is dependent on color, a victim is a victim no matter what

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Oh, Dylann Storm is a psychopath to answer the question. Flat affect, anti social, loner, lacks emotion, cool and calm in the completion of the crime etc… PSYCHOPATH.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. ?

  • whitty hutton

    He ain’t psycho. I refuse to let him off with a mental illness claim. He’s perfectly sane, just full of hate.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, the Boston Bombers fall under the Psychopath category.

  • whitty hutton

    Sandra, its nice to see ur comedic side from time to time. ???

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    OKAY OLD HEADS anybody but me actually see the emoticons in your head when we type them now. I know they don’t show up but when I see :tea: I see it sipping the cup and reading the papah LOL…SMH Sandra put up a list for Crazy Old Rose-a-paths.. Ill start

    Wut
    Zeta
    Jennie
    KDub
    Summa
    Burgah
    Lookin
    BREN BREN
    Future
    Carrington
    Lurks
    Sandra<—tips away quiet with this one…
    WHIIITTY HUTTON… cuz I lubs you too and you deserve a crazy spot along with us.
    MOD
    IWASTE. add on..
    Sassy thought she was slick…

  • KDub

    Steve Jobs managed to damn DIE and he still can get that wrath huh?

    Ghost of Steve Jobs attached.

  • SummerBaby

    That is making me so angry. Did you see the racist white folks tweets over this? I saw one that said he was ” captured” without incident because he didn’t resist unlike others. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No, psychos aren’t necessarily insane. That’s a whole different category.

  • Sassy

    Witty I didn’t psycho in terms of mental excuse but a person without regard or reason that really have no place on this earth

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Exactly.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Absolutely! He planned this shyt for 6 months per his roommate. and whats so absolutely pissing me off is why aren’t they side eyeing the roommate..He KNEW he was going to do this and did nothing to stop it… WTH… Now watch they give him a crazy card instead of juicing his azz. I bet he don’t get the death penalty..IIIIIIII BET HE DON’T

  • whitty hutton

    Don’t read into that foolishness. That’s exactly what this fool wanted…more hatred and division amongst the races.

  • Sassy

    Exactly or the kid gloves the police used to apprehend him, where was the choking and ish that’s supposed to be reserved for the crazies

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Exactly. He planned his crime. So go back and read my post. What category does he fall under?

  • SummerBaby

    Hey Wut! Yes, I do miss some of those emoticons.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Some times hate can be seen as a mental issue when it consumes you to the point of wanting to do physical harm to others. Most people get mad and gut check. When you are so angry at “Us taking over Merica” that you want to plot for 6 mos to start some shyt…You crazy boo…

  • Sassy

    Exactly that fool need a conspiracy charge. Didn’t that blk dude who killed them white folks make his girl and friends cop conspiracy charges and they had nothing to do with the actual killing

  • whitty hutton

    They are…belee dat. He’s just the tip of the iceberg into what was a previously unknown domestic terror organization. He did not act alone…I don’t believe that for a second.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    :Hug: <— this one specially! Hey Nah!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wasn’t trying to be funny though. ?

  • Femme404

    LOL@that list. Being self-absorbed doesn’t make you a sociopath. I’ve always categorized the two this way. A sociopath lacks empathy which makes it easy for them to kill (Jodie Aris, Ted Bundy). They are emotionless. A psychopath is mentally incapacitated.

  • iWasteTime

    That list of famous sociopaths though :rofll:

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON ???

  • KDub

    That is what made it so epic. You was dead azz serious. ????

  • Sassy

    He sounds like the new face of the kkk or those skinheads. Same actions just in a different package

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re the only one who got it correct! ? ?

  • iWasteTime

    He’s a complete and total azz and I used to like his azz.
    Yesterday he was on twiddah camping that the shooter was in disguise and probably not white. Before dude name and photo was released and after would not rescind his assumptions.

  • Abracadabra

    That psychopath needs to be placed in general population. Let the inmates have their way with him. Unfortunately, he’ll be be put under psychiatric care. His roommate should also do some time for not reporting the crime. If it were a black or hispanic man who killed people in a white church, he would have been killed on the spot by cops.

  • whitty hutton

    I understand your post but disagree that this assclown has any diagnosable mental issue. Lack of impulse control and taking eradication of Black people into your own hands doesn’t make one crazy imb. He made a conscious decision to kill people and he should be punished accordingly. No leniency or special accommodations cuz he’s mentally challenged. Hate is not a mental illness.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you! CNN never should have gave him his own show.

  • Sassy

    Yea cause he uses a prosthetic nose, like really

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Im torn Sandra cuz in one bucket he was calm and collected during the crime and he did plan it for a while, but he was caught easily and shooting up a church is messy so I don’t know.. what say you?

  • Sassy

    But he’s white and going to spend time in some state hospital

  • whitty hutton

    I didn’t see that stupidity…WTF!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m not blaming the victims, but this guy comes into church with a fake nose and body armor and no one questions that?

  • Sassy

    Cause he said there was no need to fight or resist as he accomplished what he intended

  • whitty hutton

    I gotcha sass… :wink:

  • iWasteTime

    Speaking of George Clooney :lol:
    I wonder if he was knocking down Blair or Jo or both on the Facts of Life

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I did not say he is crazy. I did not say he is mentally insane. But someone who commits mass murder has a personality disorder. Mentally insane and personality disorder are different animals.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    thank you for the education, Sandra! :thumbsup:
    HOWEVER, in this case I don’t give a flying fig which “path” he’s on! At this point, he is a MURDERER. Now whatever else is wrong with him (and I’m sure there’s plenty) should NOT be considered in an effort to excuse his actions (“we” certainly never receive the ‘benefit’ of that type of consideration).

  • whitty hutton

    Oh…OK…u was fah real. :kona:

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He has a personality disorder. I doubt he is insane.

  • Chellie141508

    Kdub that gif is priceless….

  • Sassy

    I believe from one of the reports he talked to one of the members when he first entered and they probably thought he was a troubled kid, you know like caitlyn walking in to the church

  • MS PEACHES

    He is a Meth head White trash racist soco piece of sh-ti. Whew!! I think that will do.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He doesn’t have to fit all of the signs. Which category fits him more based on what you know?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    HAHAHA! You put up all the Rose’s then you put up my WHOLE damn family.
    Wonders if I should be getting a check for my crew?

  • whitty hutton

    That’s more like it. I was responding to Wut’s post. I can go along with personality disorder but nothing that gets him a lesser charge or not guilty by reason of insanity defense. Dude was sane and in his right frame of mind when he did this.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Any crime scene where blood is spilt is messy. The difference is forensic evidence. We don’t know if he picked up spent shells, for instance.

  • Sassy

    Yup but see a defense lawyer try to spin the insanity plea

  • whitty hutton

    +1 all kindsa red flags and alarm bells woulda went off for me, especially the body armor. Call me paranoid but I would a tipped out (index finger pointed) and called the police.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He won’t get an insanity plea. People who are mentally insane don’t plan their crimes. The mentally insane are usually caught early on and committed to a mental ward to keep the public safe.

  • Chellie141508

    I agree he is not crazy and I’m so glad they won’t spin it like that in the media maybe his defense team will they will do what they have to to keep is punk azz out of gen pop in prison

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    @realsandrarose:disqus Any credence to the story about the man trying to attack the black church members having Bible study last night in Richmond VA? I heard a blurb on the radio, but only came across one story. And there weren’t many details.
    Oh, and Good Morning!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I used to wonder why mega-churches have metal detectors at the door. Now I know.

  • Buttercup

    Dang, I was :applause: until i got 2/3 of the through the characteristics of a sociopath. That decline was SO steep.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Then he is definitely Psychopath.. eliminating the variables.. Psyco..

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    And to purposefully leave one alive to tell..thats the throw off for me.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    And *dead as hell* at Sandra handing out a fist full of fukk you’s in one post.

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

    We both know that won’t happen. America loves to show to these kinds of monsters compassion. But they forgot these animals failed to show any compassion for the victims.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You are correct! Pat yourself on the back. ?

  • whitty hutton

    Ditto. I used to think the security detail standing across the front of the church was a bit much too, but not now.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s his narcissism. He left someone behind to talk about him to the world.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yeah Sandra and Whitty I see your point.. Personality Disorder is more on the level.

  • Sassy

    This boy needs to be eradicated cause he has no moral compass. Regardless of whether or not you believe in God, you don’t desecrate a place of worship, that’s a safe haven. This fool violated that and I cringe knowing that there is gonna be a fight to keep him alive

  • Chellie141508

    Sandrarose what do you make of the fact that all of the pictures we saw after his arrest he had either a smirk or a full smile on his face….what say you

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Sandra, I don’t see Oprah as either. I actually see her as a caring and compassionate person (and you can be a person who genuinely “cares” without presenting a ‘warm & fuzzy’ façade).

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Oh they gone try it! His defense attorney is going to try to paint this poor innocent pure white boy who felt so socially threatened by blacks he just snapped…watch its gone be something dumb…

  • iWasteTime

    cause you a ‘path too :grill;

    Hey boo :kiss: TGIF!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I call that creative editing by the media. They purposefully selected photos to show him as less than a monster. It is the opposite of what they do with black unarmed men who are gunned down by racist cops.

  • KDub

    Shirley Ceasar got an ATM in Mt. Calvary. Maybe she need to consider some metal detectors. Maybe she got some since last time I went.

  • whitty hutton

    I love Oprah…think she has a beautiful spirit and a genuine desire to help people.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn’t hear that one.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome, hun. ?

  • Sassy

    Yup they gonna come up with the racial defense just like they did with the ghetto defense, it may not work but they gonna try

  • whitty hutton

    Bingo!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He isn’t safe in any prison. He will be placed in 23-hour isolation.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :kiss:
    LOL! I considered this as I was typing! (my b-day IS only 2 days apart from O’s :think: :kona: )

  • MS PEACHES

    Just think at this rate, racist people, police, and our own young black men killing each other off. Who will be left? Just like when crack hit the scene. Just another way of genocide. After that “Stand your ground) mess I wonder.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    YEEEP… ROFL cuz the stuff you tell us man!! What happen to Lurk Jr and his car I didn’t see the thread.

  • iWasteTime

    Yeah, daily news and mail and a few others have it.
    He was banging on the door screaming I’m gonna kill you all.
    There is video too :smh: They was praying!
    The cops took him to the crazy hospital though

  • Chellie141508

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • whitty hutton

    Oh…OK…**goes to delete my praise of Oprah** BOL ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “A psychopath is mentally incapacitated.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Did you read the post? Psychopaths are not mentally incapacitated. They are very smart people. They can hold down jobs a lot longer than sociopaths. They tend to be married with children. I think you’re confusing them for the mentally insane who are not responsible for their actions and can’t hold down a job.

  • whitty hutton

    Mean n surly sometimes, ain’t she? But I loves it! Lolol ??

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Brian Williams though. this dude did not get fired, just ‘reassigned’ yet he’s on tv this morning still refusing to admit that he LIED. He said everything else and made every excuse, but would not say ‘yes, I lied’ …we all make mistakes, but I was a bit disgusted with him.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I thought about that, but he was still a narcissist when he died.

  • Lori

    I think he’s a mix. He may have started off as a sociopath but that developed into psychopath tendencies. He planned this but lacked certain qualities that would directly place him in that category. When a category for good ole white southern racist is created, slide him in it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s it? Those are the only Roses who stayed? ?

  • whitty hutton

    No chill…”chill” gene got skipped in your DNA. ???

  • whitty hutton

    Nawl…them just the ones she claiming. **stomps off mumbling cuss words with my arms folded**

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Oh ok.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Auntie has no chill!! She’s named every celebrity out there!! ?

  • whitty hutton

    See, a planned attack…just like jihadist terror cells.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Gotcha! So was this less about the act he committed for him but more about the notoriety he will get as the result of the act?
    Ive heard of people who in order to bring light to a cause they believe in will do drastic things to say “See!” Like the train driver who derailed the train and killed people but was advocating for better train safety.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Now I’m going to sound crazy… Has anyone seen Purge 2, Anarchy? In the end its revealed that everything that happened was controlled by the “Powers That Be/Government” in order to tailor the world to their preferences. I look at what’s going on in the world now and I truly start to believe conspiracy theorists are on to something. I’m not screaming Illuminati…but something is up. These are not all chance, random events. Even in chaos there is an order…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He’s atypical narcissist. Everyone else is wrong except him. It’s too bad he got a position on MSNBC. Narcissists crave the spotlight.

  • iWasteTime

    clip isn’t long about 30 seconds but it is sad.
    Lady yelling for them to lock doors, don’t move and to get down. Man banging calling them useless niggahs

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

    Truth!

  • whitty hutton

    I saw the first Purge movie and that was enough for me. But it did give me pause to think abt to what lengths the government/powers that be will go to control the masses.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes. He has a personality disorder that doesn’t allow him to see the brutality and senselessness of his crimes because, for him, his message is more important than the human lives he took. That’s what makes him a psychopath.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Nah uuunnn…Whitty!! wait hole up… :typing: <—I know you see it rofl

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Good morning beautiful lovely ppl. IM a sociopath. I always knew it tho

  • Sassy

    There is some correlation because ever since that report of blacks becoming the predominant race in 5 years and whites dying at a higher rate in comparison to births, you started seeing deaths by stand your ground, police deaths and now mass exrcutions

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not all of them. I left a lot of names off the list. Gabrielle Union, or instance. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Regina Kennedy

    The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), released by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013, lists both sociopathy and psychopathy under the heading of Antisocial Personality
    Disorders (ASPD). These disorders share many common behavioral traits
    which lead to the confusion between them. Key traits that sociopaths and
    psychopaths share include:

    A disregard for laws and social mores

    A disregard for the rights of others

    A failure to feel remorse or guilt

    A tendency to display violent behavior

    In addition to their commonalities, sociopaths and psychopaths also have their own unique behavioral characteristics, as well.

    Sociopaths tend to be nervous and easily agitated. They are volatile and prone to emotional outbursts, including fits of rage.
    They are likely to be uneducated and live on the fringes of society,
    unable to hold down a steady job or stay in one place for very long. It
    is difficult but not impossible for sociopaths to form attachments with
    others. Many sociopaths are able to form an attachment
    to a particular individual or group, although they have no regard for
    society in general or its rules. In the eyes of others, sociopaths will
    appear to be very disturbed. Any crimes committed by a sociopath,
    including murder, will tend to be haphazard, disorganized and
    spontaneous rather than planned.

    Psychopaths, on the other hand, are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy
    with others, although they often have disarming or even charming
    personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative and can easily gain
    people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to
    actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people.
    Psychopaths are often well educated and hold steady jobs. Some are so
    good at manipulation and mimicry that they have families and other
    long-term relationships without those around them ever suspecting their
    true nature.

    The cause of psychopathy is different than the cause of sociopathy
    (1). It is believed that psychopathy is the result of “nature” (genetics) while sociopathy is the result of “nurture” (environment). Psychopathy is related to a physiological defect that results in the underdevelopment of the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and emotions. Sociopathy, on the other hand, is more likely the product of childhood trauma
    and physical/emotional abuse. Because sociopathy appears to be learned
    rather than innate, sociopaths are capable of empathy in certain limited
    circumstances but not in others, and with a few individuals but not
    others.

    Psychopathy is the most dangerous of all antisocial personality disorders
    because of the way psychopaths dissociate emotionally from their
    actions, regardless of how terrible those actions may be. Many prolific
    and notorious serial killers, including the late Ted Bundy and John
    Wayne Gacy, and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill” or BTK) are
    unremorseful psychopaths. Psychopathic killers view their innocent
    victims as inhuman objects to be tormented and violated for their
    amusement.

  • Abracadabra

    I know Sandra. That’s the world we live in. A black man could be walking down the street with a can of iced tea and candy and be shot on the spot. A white man can open fire on a movie theater or church and he gets a long trial, be labeled with a mental problem, and put in a private cell.

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    I am thoroughly disappointed that he can remain in his field as a Journalist when he clearly violated the most important rules of journalism. I do not understand how his credibility is still intact.

  • MS PEACHES

    Black people are not seen as economical card players. So we will be the first to eliminate.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    They will go to any lengths. Whatever they think they can get away with in order to achieve the desired goal they can and will do. More and more every day I become convinced that a small group of people are pulling the entire world’s strings.

  • Supanova777

    Haha..lol..Sandra got alla Hollyweird on the list..

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Really?

  • whitty hutton

    Is u tryna trump sandra on her own blog? No…OK… :kona:

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    One of my favorite non-fiction books is The Psychopath Test. I learned so much from that book. Many of your most successful individuals – lawyers, CEOs, etc.. Are psychopaths. Amazing.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yeah, everything walking into the temple aint holy, real talk :tea:

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I was thinking “Sandra already said all of this. Is this a cosign or…?” ??

  • whitty hutton

    Wayment!! YOU, of all folks, saying somebody don’t have no chill?!?

    And I quote, “Kylie looks like she got a stankin puss.”
    #nochill

    BOL ????

  • iWasteTime

    :kona:
    but I got questions!!

  • AQUEEN

    The shade in this post auntie lol ???

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Only reason Shirley gets metal detectors is to make sure folk don’t pretend they gave all of the change in their pockets.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Wow.. got it! See I said it yesterday hanging with smart people can make you smarter.. me and mine will be discussing this more tonight..

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!!!

  • rayne215

    I died at the list of sociopaths

  • Supanova777

    Right..he’s not white he’s Scandinavian.. German with a pinch of Native American..,**sips iced tea***

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Hey waste. What are your questions

  • whitty hutton

    Which eqals cracka ass cracka imb. Next thing, he’ll be trans White. FOH…smh

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Well, they say most rich folks are sociopaths b/c you have to be to step on ppl to get the power. Child I’m convinced my ex is one MINUS the money. I can write two sentences to him that has nothing to do with him and I get a book report back about how great he is..Ah Nucca NO ONE CARES. smh…you can’t win with them and I don’t try.

  • whitty hutton

    #ignant ???

  • OpinionHated

    So basically all celebrities are sociopaths… ha ha ha ha

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I KNOW my ex has some kind of undiagnosed disorder.

  • whitty hutton

    **runs into Wut’s arms crine** My name…in THE Book of Roses (not to be confrused with the Book of Negroes).

    I’s famous nah!! **cheesin big** ??

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Girl, everyone know the link to Wikipedia.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    ??? at the additions in the edit.

  • KDub

    Say it

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That positio is punishment. Couldn’t fire him so they sent him there. A journalist of his position would never go there.

  • nekkkyj

    Lebron james

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    yes. I had issues as a child.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Smh, something is in the water. Like these nuccas really think life is about ONLY them. I gotta check him 3 or 4 times a month. lol

  • KDub

    You lived life as an ass. You gone be one for eternity? ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lurk! Listen man, I think I saw somebody who was on that “mojo” yesterday! I was at the light (coupla cars back) and I saw this guy coming down the sidewalk headed to the crosswalk, no biggie, EXCEPT he had a green trashbag cover his entire upper body, still, a lil odd but it’s drizzling and I think maybe he’s trying to text and keep his phone dry at the same time. but, as he gets closer to the corner I can see aint no phone in his hands, and aint no eye holes in the bag. this dude tiips to the end of the downslope in the sidewalk and sticks a toe out into the crosswalk. he stops, listens, and steps back to the sidewalk cause I guess he heard the cars turning. he sticks his to out again and proceeds to cat-creep out into the crosswalk, BAG STILL OVER HIS ENTIRE HEAD AND UPPER BODY. I am in my car like, w.t.f??!! just as he reaches the middle of the crosswalk, here come two cops, on foot, running up behind him and led him out of the crosswalk and back towards their cruisers parked at the 7-11. now you can’t tell me he wasn’t a mojo ‘victim’ :facepalm:.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    OFF TOPIC!
    Okay fathers day is coming up.. sew with 6’6″ we will be spending the day together..what is appropriate since we don’t have kids together (and never will lets add that). Just wake up and say oh and Happy Fathers day and turn the tv on? Get him a card (what kind of card?) What is appropriate?!!

  • whitty hutton

    **falls out** ???

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I’m here Sandra. I mean, I’m not an OG rose, but I’m trying to hang with the change-up.
    :sad: j/k LOL!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    HUGGS You made it ! ROFLHARD!!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    This is a very good write up and is very true about these disturbed individuals. I also happen to agree wholeheartedly with the list of celebs, as they all appear to be sociopaths and narcissist.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Listen..you almost slip unda the radar..theeen I flew past one of your comments…Rose..colored crazy like the rest LOL

  • whitty hutton

    Don’t say nuffin…why does it need to be mentioned if he ain’t nobody’s deddy?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    He has two chillen…just nun betwinxt us.

  • Femme404

    You don’t have to step on people to get power. That’s a lie told to the middle class, particularly the black middle class to keep them economically subservient.

  • whitty hutton

    Oh, OK. Then a card should suffice. He ain’t spending father’s day with his kids? They live outta town or something?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yes. they are in NC.. BUT he wants them to come down next month..I will have to face them…yiiikes!!

  • Queen Negus

    Morning Sandra and Roses!!

    Thank you for the Medical Minute????

  • whitty hutton

    You’ll do fine. Feed em good, plan an activity and be your authentic self. Kids are the ultimate bullshyt readers.

  • Femme404

    Yes, you’re right.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    oh best believe, it’s gonna be some brothers down to the church waiting to ‘stand their ground’ if they want to make this a regular method of attack. there’s folks in the church who aren’t yet fully deliverT from their ‘old’ ways. so next time somebody wanna try to ambush prayer meeting, it might not go like they planned :tea:

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Okay cool. I planned some stuff already. White Waters, Six Flags and Wild Life Safari. they will be down for a week

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    :newpost:

  • whitty hutton

    Sounds fun. Maybe even drive down to Tybee Island for a cou.pla days

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    I personally have experienced a psychopath, sadly he was a child. He was around 7-8 when he started torturing animals and playing with matches and lighters. At age 11, he stabbed a classmate with his pencil over 5 times because the classmate made him mad. (The classmate cut in front of him in line.)

    He would hit, punch, kick and bite his siblings, over nothing. (He would get so angry at his siblings over things that he believed justified his behavior). When confronted, he didn’t deny anything. Instead, he would say, “They did (insert whatever infraction) to me and that’s why I punched him.” He literally believed that the other person(s) were at fault and not himself. He didn’t care how much he hurt the others, they shouldn’t have angered him.

    He vandalized his elementary school, one Saturday morning-broke a window and destroyed anything and everything in that school. He caused over $5,000 in damages. (The school had cameras that caught the entire incident).

    The Sheriff’s office came to his front door looking for him and was told that he was riding his bike in the neighborhood all morning. (Truth-he was riding his bike all the way to the school-destroyed it-then came back to the neighborhood like nothing ever happened).

    The police found him and they had cornered him, 5 police officers to 1- 12 year old boy, he didn’t even blink an eye. He refused to get off his bike, the officers removed him from his bike, threw him up against the police car and he actually SMILED and started laughing. The officers were shocked-most kids would be terrified and crying. When they questioned him and he’s sitting in the interrogation room, handcuffed and all, he was not fazed, AT ALL! He just sat there and actually looked, as one officer described it as, “BORED”.

    I worked in the mental health field. I had never experienced another person like him. Even though he was a child, he unnerved me.

    It was recommended that he needed to be in a Mental Facility, for life. Yet, the courts decided that 10 months of juvenile detention was sufficient. 3 months after getting out of detention, his parents left him and his siblings at home for approximately, 45 minutes to run out and get groceries. In that time, he attacked and beaten his 3 year old brother until he was unconscious. The 3 year old brother died from a fractured skull and significant bleeding in the brain. He was deemed, “Mentally Incompetent” and placed in a life-long Mental Facility.

    I write this as a warning, his parents were reluctant to admit that he wasn’t an normal child. They refused to believe that he was a danger to society. They didn’t want to “lock up” their child in a “crazy hospital”. They disregarded every professional opinion and thought that they just needed to “love him more”. They had every excuse in the book for him. But, there is no excuse now, because an innocent child suffered the consequences.

  • Lulu

    What do you have against Democrats? ….lots of Republican sociopaths and psychopaths out there too.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Take him to breakfast, lunch, or dinner in celebration. I wouldn’t get him a card.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I just had the meanest laughing fit. I could soooo visualize this as I was reading.
    See you all concerned and the fool in me would’ve had my phone hanging out the window recording cause the fam wouldn’t have believed me.

  • Luvn_it

    Happy Juneteenth Sandra and Roses. ???

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    lol, you alright w/me Vanna :hug:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    dang Luvie :no: this sounds a little (but much worse than) that move ‘The Bad Seed’ …the lil girl killed her classmate ’cause she wanted a pin he won in the spelling contest! I won’t judge this boy’s parents too harshly because no one wants to consider that they may have actually brought a monster into the world :no: but I do question their leaving him alone with a 3y/o, knowing he had these extremely violent tendencies!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    THAT shows just how shocked I was! it didn’t even occur to me to hit the camera (and the phone was already on the windshield). :smack: I still can’t quite believe it…

  • KB

    Good afternoon Sandra rose and garden. Dylann Roof is definitely a psychopath. I know I am late to the board.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    No, Its a trend upon the mega rich. I’m talking billionaires Look at the self made or old money. The all had to step on ppl to do it. It has nothing to do with selling a lie.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought Solange would be there and the Game under sociopaths!!!!!????

  • CaramelDrop

    Psychosociopath for 100 Auntie…. Roof is slow,messy dumb emotionless….. So far, it seems he has most of both personality/character traits/defects

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Thanks for the medical minute breakdown. This lack of a human, clearly has mental issues.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Creflo Dollars bodyguards have guns on them and they sit close to him.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Sandra what’s Chris Brown?

  • ???

    Say that sandra!

  • Supanova777

    Lordt

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    Unfortunately, his parents knew something was wrong. They said even when he was a baby, he didn’t like to be held or cuddled and refused to breast feed. (He’d bite). As he got older and bigger and stronger, this violent nature was still present, just worse. It’s sad and you’re right, no parent wants to believe that their child could be a monster.

  • product of 79

    WOW

  • Blobblob

    PLEASE!!!!! FÙCK ALL THAT!!!!! He’s a THUG!!!! So tired of all these medical examinations when these lame ass white boys go on their shooting sprees!!!! I don’t care what this ass hole was going through emotionally, or mentally EXECUTE HIM!!!!!!

  • Chellie141508

    I agree don’t ask Sway for the answers Sandrarose got Emm!!!!!

  • Chellie141508

    YEAH according to Sandra makes me wonder if that is a necessary trait in order to be successful in the field..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sociopath.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re right.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You too, hun!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Of course there are in every walk of life.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He definitely sounds like a psychopath. But he has other mental problems, too. He is where he belongs.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A lot of sociopaths are very successful because they can focus on the task at hand and they lack emotion or feelings. These are the types who will smile in your face and steal your job.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    True.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And he said suspension was “torture”. I bet it was. He needs the spotlight like we need air.

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    Yes, Sandra he is a psychopath. It was one of the most unnerving cases, I’ve seen. You’re right, he’s exactly where he should be. Thanks for the medical mintues, Sandra, they are very informative.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He had On the fence because I know he is prone to violence but I believe he could snap and kill someone. ?

  • Queen B

    As a therapist….ive dealt with 1 psychopath and plenty of sociopaths

  • Everclear1972

    Oprah ,Obama, and Hillary and Bill?
    Sandra had to make this post political.

  • Bonny

    Raise your hand if you’re a sociopath ?

  • Everclear1972

    Ha, ha, ha!!!

  • Everclear1972

    And I thought that Bron Bron was Sandra’s mancrush.
    I guess since Cleveland lost Sandy kicked him to the curb.

  • Everclear1972

    True.

    Someone said that he thought about not killing them after Bible class was over because they were so nice to him, but he did anyway.

    That was probably the final nail in the coffin for copping an insanity defense.

  • Alisa

    Neither but if I had to give him one DX it would be Psychopath I think we want to label the type of person that commits

    these type of crimes to help us understand these type of people, But he is neither

  • Alisa

    Neither but if I had to give him one DX it would be Psychopath I think we want to label the type of person that commits

    these type of crimes to help us understand these type of people, But he is neither

  • Yea

    Smh