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Sociopaths (psychopaths) are people who are incapable of experiencing compassion; they never feel shame, guilt, or remorse. Harming a friend, a lover, a parent would have no emotional effect upon a psychopath. Psychopaths regard other people as tools, as resources to exploit. Some are incredible mimics and will go to great lengths to appear "normal", in order to game the system for their own benefit.

There is no known treatment which can change psychopaths. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) has no beneficial effect whatsoever upon psychopaths. There are no medications, surgical techniques, or any other methods which have the slightest effect. Extensive clinical literature from such prominent researchers as Dr. Robert Hare makes this fact clear. Psychopathy is completely untreatable.

Furthermore, psychopaths see nothing wrong with the way they are. They feel no incentive to change. Their own wrongdoing does not cause them the slightest worry.

There are different kinds of people - not all sociopaths are the same and therefore the possibility that some may be willing to change is apparent. Also, the way in which they act and are acted upon by others has more to do with their decisions. Therefore, if they are given a tolerant opportunity, change is possible. A cure may not be.

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