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Negative ConnotationPlay
Sociopath has a strong negative undertone, implying a lack of morality or empathy in behavior. SlideAfter the fraud scandal, the CEO was labeled a sociopath by the media.
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Use the term carefully, as it's a serious psychological label often misused to insult someone. SlideHis reckless actions made some believe he was a sociopath, though he wasn't diagnosed.
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Not Clinical TermPlay
While used in everyday language, 'sociopath' isn't an official term in clinical psychology anymore. SlideDespite common usage, 'sociopath' isn't found in the current clinical diagnostic manuals.