No. And I disagree with St. Redemption. If they know right from wrong and choose to do wrong, that IS evil. Evil is defined as intentionally and deliberately doing things that are socially unacceptable and harmful.
And Sociopaths do NOT suffer from any neurological disorder. Sociopaths choose to have the mentalities they do. They are not born with a brain that forces them to have the personalities that they do. In reality, there is no such thing as a personality disorder in which it forces someone to have the mindset they do, because that would mean our personalities come from neurological and psychological entropy and thus are FORCED on us, rather than by our OWN making. In that light, that shows a comprise on our freedom of choice.
People say all the time that Sociopaths and Psychopaths are by nature/nurture, yet somehow come to the conclusion that they choose to act the way they do, but if we were to throw in self-conditioning/choice as the reason they become what they are, it would make much more sense. It fits more into the equation of 1 + 1 = 2.
Meaning, there’s people who still come up with the excuse that psychopathy is genetic and is further aggravated by emotional, physical, etc. abuse. I say it’s an excuse because there are many people with abusive childhoods and don’t do any of the things these people do. My goodness, how many times is someone gonna come online and use that excuse? People are NOT gonna get away with that here and teach the same 'ol “but you still have a choice” garbage as if everything we are just happens to us or is the way it is through no fault of our own and without us playing some significant role in it.
So it DOES matter if they have the neurological or psychological makeup for it because that implies they’re born that way and this have no control over it. People like St. Redemption compartmentalize. People are ultimately responsible for what they become. No one is born psychopathic or sociopathic, because if they were, it would be of discomfort for them, they would want to be rid of it and this current generation wouldn’t be glorifying it or normalizing it. The fact that they enjoy what they do, shows that their behavior AND their condition is a choice. And the only reason why most sociopaths don’t hurt people or commit crimes is simply because they fear the repercussions, not because they actually want to do right for its OWN sake. They are motivated by a selfish reason and couldn’t care less about society.
So let’s stop counting out motives as if only our outward actions count. What’s in our hearts matter as well and sociopaths DO NOT care for our well-being. If these people could get away with what they do and saw that nothing was in it for them in doing good, they would let the world crumble.
Sociopaths are not good. One is either good or evil and they are evil. The notion of a “genetic” psychopath is so ridiculous I can’t believe today’s world believes it. Our society has become so conditioned into mitigating personal responsibility for their own actions that they believe it.
People are not born psychopaths or sociopaths. People just either choose good or evil. And regardless of what one may think, this conclusion makes much more sense than the notion of being normal or born psychopathic. You take away self-conditioning, you take away responsibility.
Fill up the library shelves with volumes of personality disorders. Label every social deviant with a psychiatric condition.