Characteristic of a psychopath. Many criminal sociopaths are often seen giving such explanations for when their crime is caught. It was not revealed to what degree those stories held the truth if any. Word of Caution. Neurotic comes from neuro- from a Greek word for "nerve. Hare writes in Psychology Today that psychopaths are incredibly short-tempered. In contrast, Jobs and Ellison want their own companies to thrive forever — indeed, to dominate their industries and take over other fields as well. They also can be charming and manipulative. One of the most notable characteristics of a sociopathic serial bully, which sets them apart in society, is that they feel no remorse and appear to have no conscience. I was on wikiHow and realized my brother is actually a sociopath. It challenges those around them to either accept them at face value or reject them early on in the relationship.