What we often refer to as "sociopathy" is better described as antisocial personality disorder, or ASPD. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder is marked by symptoms such as a disregard for right and wrong, unnecessary risk taking, the use of charm to manipulate others, persistent lying, and poor relationship skills, among other things.
While everyone is different, if a sociopath is going to follow any type of daily routine, it's possible many of their habits may be driven by these symptoms. Oftentimes, "a sociopath is a callous, manipulative person who is devoid of empathy for others," clinical psychologist Dr. Perpetua Neo tells Bustle. And as a result, they may not be motivated by being social, or creating relationships or friendships, the way others tend to be throughout the day.
At least, not in a genuine way. Sociopaths often take great pains to blend in with others, in order to get what they want, which is where the manipulation may come into play. Some sociopaths even "thrive on harming people or using people for their own ... benefit," Dr. Neo says. Keep in mind, though, that these habits tend to be different from psychopaths. Here are a few things sociopaths might do in the morning and throughout the day, according to experts.