one of the biggest questions I see asked among survivors of sociopaths is do sociopaths know what they are.
true sociopaths know by an early age that there is something different about them. they are very aware they do not have the same feelings as normal people do. there gut reactions are not the same. by the age 13 they will have learned the technique of mirroring what should be normal responses to emotional feelings. they will watch how a normal person reacts to pain and or other emotional situations and pick up these responses from their surroundings that will later set the stage for how they will learn to manipulate and deceive others in the future. I have found it interesting to go to such websites as sociopathworld.com and read the interactions between sociopaths and other people. if you ever want to know how a sociopath thinks try this sometime and listen to what they have to say. it can be chilling when you hear it from the mouth of a true sociopath. I believe that a true sociopath knows exactly what is wrong with them and has learned at a very young age how to use this to his or her advantage in life.