SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

Personality disorder which is marked by a pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behavior. Satisfaction is gained in intimidating, coercing, humiliating, and inflicting pain and suffering on others. These individuals are often cruel, merciless, and reckless.

SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER: "His cruelty revealed his sadistic personality disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sadistic-personality-disorder/ (accessed October 22, 2020).
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