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There's probably a range of psychopathic/sociopathic traits or characteristics. There's around 20 characteristics, I think, and some people are going to have more, some less.

It's a little trickier to pin down as it's not a real diagnosis, it's more of a descriptor, I think. And while not a "spectrum", some are going to have additional problems that can make them more dangerous than others. If they also have depressive disorder, that's going to look different than if they also have poor impulse control and/or aggression issues.

Some can make you miserable, some can kill you. I'm sure there's factors to predict who will do which to a certain extent, but I wouldn't want to bet my life on it.

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