Narcissists are so blindly in love with themselves they don't see their faults and are easily manipulated by flattery and the humoring of the vices they don't think they have. They also avoid any kind of distress, have a low tolerance for pain and generally fear punishment and consequences.
Sociopaths' love deficiencies apply to themselves as well; they're aware of all their faults, and certainly are proud of their brilliant parasitism and Machiavellian ways, but that's about where they stop thinking they're the best. They know they're not visually stunning, vastly talented, god-like beings. They're just clever, detached and observant. Also, a real easy giveaway you're dealing with a sociopath is an oddly indifferent response to physical injury and a tendency to seduce or seek love more than sex and attention (A narcissist would more likely seek sex and attention).
The Defining characteristic of the narcissist is grandiosity. The narcissist is more likely to be attention seeking, envious and to desire admiration.The defining characteristic of the sociopath/psychopath is callousness. The sociopath/psychopath is more likely to engage in illegal activity, to be aggressive, impulsive and deceitful.
There are technical differences, but it is largely a matter of degree. Neither is likely to ever be a decent partner.
No, not necessarily.
Vain narcissist and/or sociopath
Yes it can be in many cases and also a sociopath....
You don't. YOU GET AWAY FROM THEM. (see definitions of Narcissist and Sociopath)
Being narcissistic and egocentric is the same.
Narcissism is a psychological disorder. S is a letter.
My experience has been a sociopath requires victims to hurt. A pathological liar's primary concern is not the injury of other beings.
alone, i doubt it, because narcissist sometimes evolves into a sociopath, but with the help of a psychologist, then it can help, but i don't think time will help,but grow.
If you were involved with one and he/she is a chameleon and fools others (only for a short time usually) then worry about getting on with your own life and realizing that others can look after themselves. Sociopath/narcissist will hang themselves every time ... they just have to open their mouths!