Mudcat Café message #1512757 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82500   Message #1512757
Posted By: GUEST,Guy Who Thinks
29-Jun-05 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
Subject: RE: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
I was once told that the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath is that the sociopath commits felonies while the psychopath merely "uses" people. This distinction seems not be observed anymore (if it ever was), "sociopath" now being the professional term.

Was there ever a genuine distinction between the two labels?