Call them psychopaths, Thom

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There has been an age old controversy about the differences between sociopath and psychopath. More recently many psychiatrists are primarily seeing the difference between them as having either disorganized (sociopath) or organized (psychopath) thinking. The sociopath then is considered to be impulsive, antisocial and not able to think through any consequences – your common street criminal. Psychopaths on the other hand are very adept at blending into society, appearing to be “normal,” have the ability to think about consequences, but have no guilt or remorse at all about how their behavior affects others. If one goes through the list of politicians, corporate leaders and the “banksters” that meet this definition, then Thom should be calling them psychopaths, not sociopaths.

Here is a link about an author who appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and administered the standard test to diagnose psychopathy to Al "Chainsaw Al" Dunlop. Guess how he scored. http://www.npr.org/2011/05/21/136462824/a-psychopath-walks-into-a-room-c...

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