How Many Categories of Sociopath Are There?

There are no categories of sociopathy, with the disorder receiving a single diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V, according to Psych Central. The disorder is known as antisocial personality disorder, and sociopathy is no longer an accepted term for the disorder, as of 2015.

Characteristics of antisocial personality disorder include a lack of empathy and a recurring pattern of behavior that fails to account for other peoples' rights, states Psych Central. People with antisocial personality disorder are often reckless and refuse to conform to social norms and expectations. The disorder can affect cognition, affect, interpersonal functioning or impulse control, and it must affect at least two of the categories in order to qualify for diagnosis.