I recently wrote about the lovely Olivia d'Abo who had a repeated role on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as a sociopathic criminal. She is one of the few people who managed to go toe-to-toe with Detective Goren. In jest I said, "It's official. A sociopath can be sexy."
A live journal friend added the comment, "Most sociopaths actually exude a charm and sexuality that draws people into them, they are commonly extremely intelligent (genius intelligence) and 'charming.' A sociopath can definitely be sexy."
This got me wondering (once again) about the nature of the sociopathic mind. I've written about the "honest villain" and the sociopath does not seem to be this person. I found an online article that does an excellent job of dissecting various sorts of social maladjustment. The article has these attributes associated with the sociopath are: Exaggerated sexuality; Excessive boasting; Risk taking; Inability to resist temptation. These seem sexy. The sociopath is also credited with: Antagonistic, deprecating attitude toward the opposite sex; Lack of interest in bonding with a mate. These are NOT sexy, or perhaps they are if one considers the "bad boy" and "bad girl" archetypes. Very interesting associations that seem to support the original LJ comments,