For our purposes, sociopaths are termed, “Sociopathic 301.81s.”
“Narcissist”: At root, narcissism is an utter lack of a capacity for empathy (LCE) but is defined with precision by the American Psychiatric Association in its DSM-5 at 301.81, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.”
“Sociopath”: Webster’s: “A person suffering from a psychopathic personality (e.g. 301.81), whose behavior is aggressively anti-social.”
Not all narcissists are sociopaths
– But all sociopaths are narcissists.
This expansive writer's guide is intended to assist authors in the creation of narcissistic and sociopathic characters. It helps users imagine a rich and genuine context by offering a variety of word associations and descriptive forms to create a unique resonance as an aid to brainstorming plots, character developments, action, romance, and more. This reverse-profiling manual also serves as a tool for understanding the inner workings of 301.81s (those suffering from narcissistic personality disorder) and sociopaths, exposing their tell-tale characteristics and the underlying causes.
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