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Is it possible for a sociopath to have very mild atypical autism/aspergers?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

While people with mild autism/asperger's disorder can be oblivious to the emotional responses of others and/or unable to predict emotional outcomes socially, sociopaths are emotionally remorseless, calculating, and manipulative.
It takes a high level of social awareness to be exploitive emotionally as in sociopathy.

In brief: No

While people with mild autism/asperger's disorder can be oblivious to the emotional responses of others and/or unable to predict emotional outcomes socially, sociopaths are emotionally remorseless, calculating, and manipulative.
It takes a high level of social awareness to be exploitive emotionally as in sociopathy.
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Well said.
Dr. Patricia Harkins
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Sociopaths are experts in human behavior and people with autism spectrum disorders are clueless about people.

In brief: NO

Sociopaths are experts in human behavior and people with autism spectrum disorders are clueless about people.
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