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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:04 PM
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A pet-peeve: purposely confusing sociopaths with psychopaths
As I was watching the "Watchmen" (No pun intended) I was becoming annoyed with the directors and writers of the movie because they kept referring to Rorschach as a sociopath: WRONG!! Rorschach by definition is a psychopath not a sociopath. That is all.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:05 PM
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1. Its hollywood
I laugh at the pitiful attempts for movies to be "scientifically accurate".
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:03 PM
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2. I'm not arguing your point.
I am just pointing out that you might want different links to prove your point.

The second sentence under your link for Psychopath reads: The term is often used interchangeably with sociopath.<5>

and the 6th under your link for sociopath reads: People having antisocial personality disorder are sometimes referred to as "sociopaths" and "psychopaths",
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:38 PM
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8. That's the problem, words need to mean something
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:03 PM
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3. the word sociopath has supplanted the word psychopath
As one of thise entries demonstrates the word psychpath was often misleadingly associated with psychosis; sociopath is now the preferred term in the medical profession.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:50 PM
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11. That was my understanding as well.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:07 PM
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4. Well, you're both, so that was easy.
:thumbsup:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:37 PM
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7. Hey I'm not the one leading an outlaw bunko gang and beating the drums of war with taterguy
:P
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:54 PM
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12. Oh, please. Like I need the bunko-ites to beat that freeper.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:10 PM
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5. Umm, how annoyed?
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:15 PM
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6. LOL.
:thumbsup:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:38 PM
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9. i'm printing this out, making 2 copies of it and then throwing them all away.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:47 PM
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10. speaking of psycopaths..
the person behind me in the theatre yesterday at the movie was a fucking PSYCHO! He laughed, hysterically and uncontrollably at EVERY grotesque scene in the movie. How in the hell is laughing maniacally during the meat cleaver scene appropriate? That guy nearly ruined the movie fore me. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if that guy turns out to be a serial killer.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:56 PM
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13. I'm sorry, I was really, REALLY high.
I won't do that again.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:41 AM
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14. Yeah what is it about inappropriate laughter?
Is that sick or what?

My ex laughs inappropriately at EVERYTHING in a conversation. Major guffaws.

Glad I'm not married to the SOB anymore....to put it mildly.

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:53 AM
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15. You should have strangled him. nt
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