4 thoughts on “Is Joran van der Sloot a Psychopath?

  • June 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Psychopaths often experience intense, episodic rage, even though they’re generally quite calm and detached.

  • June 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I think the term you are looking for is sociopath. It is my understanding that the sociopath extends the calm aloofness as a sign of narcissism but can become completely enraged when certain boundaries are violated that could make them seem vulnerable. A psychopath does not know that what they are doing is wrong and is in much less control than the sociopath. Whereas a sociopath knows it is socially unacceptable but has no real feeling of right or wrong there is only a need for adoration and control.

  • July 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Thank God hes out of society. I feel sorry for his mother, lord knows you dont want your son growing up to be a sociopath. And for the women who think they are in love with him and the other crazies incarcerated, get your head out of your butt and see a shrink yourselves.

  • October 25, 2011 at 1:38 am

    @KennethThat is untrue. Psychopaths understand right and wrong very well, and choose to ignore it. They lack empathy completely. They are cold, calculating, and it has even been suggested that they have an evolutionary advantage. Sociopath and psychopath are terms often used interchangeably.As I understand it the primary difference is that Psychopaths are born as such and sociopaths are sculpted due to trauma. Sociopaths typically can form meaningful attachments, and feel upset when those bonds are hurt by their actions, where as psychopaths are incapable of any of these things.


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