posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 02:08 AM
The terms sociopathy and psychopathy vary in definition from one sect of professionals to the next, but the way I have chosen to interpret them, a
sociopath theoretically can be changed, but usually refuses to see any problem in one's condition. They are a mixture of genetic propensities, and
environmental circumstances, which causes them to be of a highly criminal mindset. They are aware that what they do is wrong, but just don't care.
My understanding of the psychopath is that it's innate, else an acquired neurological defect. They don't truly grasp that what they do is wrong in
any which way. The concept of right and wrong is a bit beyond them altogether.
So, I think that sociopathy can potentially be cured IF the individual CHOOSES, but it seems this is rarely the case, and usually only so after
mid-life or so.