For sociopaths, anything goes so long as it enables them to win. They also lack any sense of conscience. And they constitute 4% of our population.
This diagnosis is offered by psychologist Martha Stout, Ph.D., who served for three decades on the clinical faculty of the Harvard Medical School. She strongly believes that people need to be warned about sociopaths. Her book, The Sociopath Next Door, surveys the medical literature on socio-pathology (more technically termed “antisocial personality disorder”) and describes her extensive clinical experience with sociopaths themselves. Dr. Stout’s book offers fascinating and very troubling specific examples taken from her practice of sociopaths and the damage they cause.