Sociopath vs Narcissist: What’s the Difference?

Even though not everything is white and black, people with tend to lack empathy or for their wrong doings. Even though someone with narcissistic personality traits is similar to a sociopath in the sense that they are both manipulative, someone with do care about how they are presented to others. A sociopath on the other hand do not care as much and is usually only after the end goal. In this video, we cover some signs of how a sociopath and a narcissist differ.

Disclaimer: this video is for informative purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. If you are struggling, please reach out to a qualified mental health professional. Also, this video is not meant to discriminate anyone with any of these traits but instead for self education or informational purposes.

Writer: Sid Thompson
Script Editor: Caitlin McColl
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera
Animatior: Chantal Van Rensburg
Youtube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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