Let's Compare Narcissist and Sociopath


Narcissism is a term with a wide range of meanings, depending on whether it is used to describe a central concept of psychoanalytic theory, a mental illness, a social or cultural problem, or simply a personality trait.

narcissist n : someone in love with themselves [syn: {narcist}]

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "narcissist": Narcissus, braggart, bugger, careerist, coprophiliac, egocentric, egoist, egotist, erotomaniac, exhibitionist, fetishist, fortune hunter, hog, individualist, know-it-all, lone wolf, loner, masochist, monopolist, narcist, necrophiliac, no modest violet, nymphomaniac, paraphiliac, pederast, pedophiliac, rapist, road hog, sadist, satyr, scotophiliac, self-advancer, self-pleaser, self-seeker, self-server, smart aleck, sodomist, sodomite, swellhead, temporizer, timepleaser, timeserver, transvestite, tufthunter, voyeur, zoophiliac

narcissist \narcissist\ n. Someone in love with hisself or herself. Syn: narcist. [WordNet 1.5]


Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is described by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), as an Axis II personality disorder characterized by "...a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood."

sociopath n : someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath') [syn: {psychopath}]

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  • narcissist: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • narcissist: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • narcissist: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sociopath: WordNet (r) 2.0

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