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View Diary: Why "High-Functioning" Psychopaths Rule The World (238 comments)

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    true sociopaths are mostly disorganized and impulsive. I suspect many people mistaken narcissism and other personality disorders for socioapathy.

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      Most sociopaths are disorganized and impulsive, yes.  Those end up becoming street-level crooks or just mean nasty people more or less randomly distributed throughout society.

      However, the diarist is referring to "high-functioning" types, and by definition those have the capacity to rise through organizations to gain power.  

      Go read about Tom DeLay, he is a classic case:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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