On dictionary.com, a Sociopath is defined as a person "with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience."

Characteristics of a sociopath

According to Psychology Today and Health Guidance, these are the defining characteristics of sociopaths:

  • Lack remorse and shame
  • Insincerity
  • Pathologic egocentricity
  • Intelligence
  • Superficial charm
  • Lack of empathy
  • Cold, calculating nature
  • Narcissism
  • Grandiose self-image
  • Manipulative tendencies
  • Compulsive lying

Surely, this sounds like most politicians.

On the other hand, doesn't this apply to most of the 1% in our society? Aren't these the traits required to climb up the corporate and social ladder? That aside, Hillary Clinton seems like the ultimate sociopath -- she has been in the public eye for decades and she has been displaying these characteristics year after year.

Lies, narcissism, lack of empathy

Thanks to Wiki Leaks and other sources, we know exactly what politicians lie about. In fact, it is common knowledge -- it is practically their job to lie. However, sociopaths are compulsive liars, which means they lie when it is not necessary to lie, when there is nothing to gain from telling a lie.

Hillary Clinton lies when she doesn't have to.

According to Snopes.com, Clinton claimed she was named after the famous mountain climber, Sir Edmund Hillary, she reportedly said: "When I was born, my mother called me Hillary and she always told me, ‘It’s because of Sir Edmund Hillary.'" She said this to the press after meeting Sir Edmund Hillary. Interestingly, the man became famous 6 years after Hillary's birth (he was the first person to climb Mount Everest's summit in 1953 and Hillary Clinton was born in 1947 -- the public at the time had no idea who Sir Edmund was).

This benign, useless lie proves her tendency to lie compulsively. Hillary also claimed that all four of her grandparents were immigrants when, in fact, only one of them was, Town Hall reports.

These lies also prove another thing: they speak volumes about Hillary Clinton's cold, calculating nature, egocentricity, manipulative tendencies, and even intelligence, if you will, because claiming all four of her grandparents were immigrants was a smart move, considering she had to counter Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric.

Audio tapes from the 1980's have been circulating the internet for quite some time. They prove Clinton's lack of empathy, remorse, and shame. The 2016 presidential candidate can be heard laughing about getting a child abuser off the hook:

Here is another video of Hillary (recorded in 2004) in which she, quite clearly, states that she is against gay marriage "I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman."

Obviously, she advertised herself as an extremely LGBT-friendly candidate during the 2016 election. Most of the mainstream media, including the Washington Post, called Hillary out for her lies about "landing under sniper fire in Bosnia."

Note that Hillary visited the war-torn country in 1996, a year after the war ended and the sniper fire ceased.

These lies say a lot about her cunning nature, egocentricity, narcissism, and manipulative tendencies.

But what about charm?

If you decide to dig deeper, you will find dozens of similar examples, all proving that Hillary Clinton is indeed a sociopath. And, above all, a cold-blooded, corrupted, crooked, evil career politician. Still, there is a single thing that Clinton has been unable to bypass for decades. It is what's kept her away from the limelight and it is what's limited her success. It is, perhaps, what's stopped her from becoming the President of the United States: she has no charisma.

No matter how hard she tries to be liked, Hillary Rodham Clinton fails. If it was somehow possible to trade all the Machiavellian tools that have helped her get to where she is for an ounce of charisma, Hillary would probably do it in a heartbeat. Luckily, that is not possible and she will inevitably fade away.