Is it possible for a Sociopath to have Multiple Personality Disorder or traits of Borderline Personality Disorder?
This is reprinted from my Quora site: https://www.quora.com/profile/Jon-K-Uhler The question was posed to me recently. My response was as follows: Yes, Sociopaths and Sophisticated Psychopaths can have traits that mirror legitimate mental health disorders (although, MPD has been changed to DID [ Dissociative Identity Disorder ]). However, in the case of Sociopaths and Sophisticated Psychopaths, those “traits” are simply contrived as a part of their strategic planning toward manipulating others. Thus, what you are likely witnessing is the manifestation of their Jekyll-and-Hyde ability, to “turn it on and off” as they deem strategically beneficial. Usually that takes the form of them showing the dark, controlling, and evil side to the person they are keeping “under their thumb”, while being able to “switch” to “Mr. Nice guy” if someone walks into the room, or once they step out into public. Many a kid has watched such skillful displays of a parent suddenly “change up” when