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What is the difference between a narcissist and sociopath?

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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).

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