There’s a popular theory amongst progressives (and I’m a progressive, make no mistake) that far-right Republicans and conservative CEOs like the Koch brothers are sociopaths.
I don’t think all conservatives should be tarred with that brush. Goldwater was no sociopath. But when it comes to the far right, one wonders. The Koch bros may well be sociopaths; Trump, probably is.
But some people have filters on their mind they have constructed, over the years–that others have constructed for them, at first, and then later they took over the construction of the filter. The filter can be such an effective blinder that it can give the appearance of sociopathy; it can be effectively the same.
But I doubt it’s literally sociopathy in most cases. Just a blindered person, who sees the world through tiny little slits.