I use “sociopathy” as an umbrella term to cover several disorders in which people exploit others — antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, borderline personality disorder.
One of the truly scary aspects of sociopathy is that it is highly genetic. If a child has a sociopathic parent, or sociopaths somewhere on the family tree, the child could inherit a predisposition to become a sociopath as well.
So how do you prevent this from happening? By using experience to modify biology.
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., is author of a book called The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. In this video presentation, Lipton lays out the basic science of how genetics really works, and how we can overcome genetic predispositions.