Re: Philosophical question on morals
When I was underwriting life ins. applications, that would be classified by us using the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as aaron indicated - antisocial personality disorder. The person has a pattern of disregard for & violation of the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence & continues into adulthood. It is also referred to as psychopathy, sociopathy, or dysocial personality disorder. Deceit & manipulation are central features of the disorder. They lack empathy & tend to be callous, cynical, & contemptuous of the feelings, rights, & suffering of others. There's more but it is like the person doesn't have a conscience- never shows remorse -- only shows indifference to having hurt, mistreated or even killed someone.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.