The Difference Between Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Narcissists! Featuring Dr. James Fallon’s Interview “Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath”

One of the requests that I receive the most is to do an episode on psychopaths vs. sociopaths or narcissists. In this episode, I cover all three, including a fascinating article in The Atlantic, “Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath” where interviewer Judith Ohikuare talks to American neuroscientist Dr. James Fallon. Dr. Fallon is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior and emeritus professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr. Fallon found an amazing discovery when he looked at functional brain scans of a control group for Alzheimer’s research alongside scans of violent murderers. This discovery led him to write the book “The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.”

I also reference Dr. Traci Stein’s article from Psychology Today “Narcissist or Sociopath? Similarities, Differences and Signs” as well as an article that briefly describes the differences between a sociopath and a psychopath

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