We will start this off with George W. Bush, Paul Allen, Greg Nickels, Oscar Goodman and it is believed that John Mc Cain is a sociopath.
Susan Smith, John List, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, Dennis Rader,Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Gary Ridgway, Tommy Lynn Sells, Marybeth Tinning, Gwendolyn Graham, Cathy Wood, Aileen Wuornos, Theresa Knorr, Charles Ng and Leonard Lake, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Just to name a few.
Pol Pot, Adolf Hitler, Kaiser Wilhelm, Ganghus Khan, Joseph Stalin.
Scales of Evil
01 Those who kill in self-defense and do not show psychopathic tendencies (justifiable homicide)
02 Jealous lovers who, though egocentric or immature, are not psychopathic (crime of passion)
03 Willing companions of killers: aberrant personality — probably impulse-ridden, with antisocial traits
04 Kill in self-defense, but had been extremely provocative towards the victim
05 Traumatized, desperate people who kill abusive relatives and others (like to support a drug habit) but lack significant traits. Genuinely remorseful.
06 Impetuous, hotheaded murderers, yet without marked psychopathic features
07 Highly narcissistic, not distinctly psychopathic people with a psychotic core who kill people close to them (jealousy an underlying motive)
08 Non psychopathic people with smoldering rage who kill when rage is ignited
09 Jealous lovers with psychopathic features
10 Killers of people who were “in the way” or who killed, for example, witnesses (egocentric but not distinctly psychopathic)
11 Psychopathic killers of people “in the way”
12 Power-hungry psychopaths who killed when they were “cornered”
13 Killers with inadequate, rage-filled personalities who “snapped”
14 Ruthlessly self-centered psychopathic schemers
15 Psychopathic “cold-blooded” spree or multiple murders
16 Psychopaths committing multiple vicious acts
17 Sexually perverse serial murderers, torture-murderers (among the males, rape is the primary motive with murder to hide the evidence; Systematic torture is not a primary factor)
18 Torture-murderers with murder the primary motive
19 Psychopaths driven to terrorism, subjugation, intimidation and rape, (short of murder)
20 Torture murderers with torture as the primary motive but in psychotic personalities
21 Psychopaths preoccupied with torture in the extreme, but not known to have committed murder
22 Psychopathic torture-murderers, with torture their primary motive, sexual homicide
Interesting Blog on Sociopath:
Reading About this condition
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Joseph Stalin (1879 – 1953)
One of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history, Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century. His regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of millions, but he also oversaw the war machine that played a key role in the defeat of Nazism.Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was born on 18 December 1879 in Gori, Georgia, which was then part of the Russian empire. His father was a cobbler and Stalin grew up in modest circumstances. He studied at a theological seminary where he began to read Marxist literature. He never graduated, instead devoting his time to the revolutionary movement against the Russian monarchy. He spent the next 15 years as an activist and on a number of occasions was arrested and exiled to Siberia.
Stalin was not one of the decisive players in the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, but he soon rose through the ranks of the party. In 1922 he was made general secretary of the Communist Party, a post not considered particularly significant at the time but which gave him control over appointments and thus allowed him to build up a base of support. After Lenin’s death in 1924, Stalin promoted himself as his political heir and gradually outmanoeuvred his rivals. By the late 1920s, Stalin was effectively the dictator of the Soviet Union.
His forced collectivisation of agriculture cost millions of lives, while his programme of rapid industrialisation achieved huge increases in Soviet productivity and economic growth but at great cost. Moreover, the population suffered immensely during the Great Terror of the 1930s, during which Stalin purged the party of ‘enemies of the people’, resulting in the execution of thousands and the exile of millions to the gulag system of slave labour camps.
These purges severely depleted the Red Army, and despite repeated warnings, Stalin was ill prepared for Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. His political future, and that of the Soviet Union, hung in the balance, but Stalin recovered to lead his country to victory. The human cost was enormous but that mattered little to him.
After World War Two, the Soviet Union entered the nuclear age and ruled over an empire which included most of eastern Europe. Increasingly paranoid, Stalin died of a stroke on 5 March 1953.