Are Narcissists psychopaths?

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Been in contact with some narcs and I am still in shock with how they treat others and behave.
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no, they are narcissists
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What about sociopaths then?
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Narcissists are their own category, I believe. I've seen articles describing the difference between them and socio/psychopaths so it's its own thing.
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no, psychopaths and sociopaths aren't real diagnostic words, but generally are used to describe people with ASPD (anti-social personality disorder, not autism). Different from narcissists
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Narcissism is a personality trait or behaviour, whereas psychopathy or sociopath (can be interchangeable) are DSM listed (a psychiatric condition) which is know as Anti Social Personality Disorder.

Most of the time you wouldn't really notice who's a ASPD tbh. But keep safe I guess. They can be a pain up the back.
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People often jump too quickly to labeling people that behave in an unpleasant way towards them as 'narcissists'.
Not everyone ******* you meet in life has NPD/ traits of NPD.

NPD is a separate construct to psychopathy. Interestingly enough, psychopathy is not listed in either the DSM-5 or IDC-10.

The disorder known as ASPD shares some similarities with psychopathy, however they are not the same thing. The criteria for ASPD is based around deviant, impulsive and criminal behavior. Whilst some psychopaths would meet the criteria, many would not- not all psychopaths behave in such a way that deviates from social norms.

NPD and ASPD are considered to be highly comorbid.

People with NPD have NPD for a reason.
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