According to The Onion, a new study estimates that 98 percent of children under 10 are sociopaths “with little regard for anything other than their own egocentric interests and pleasures.”
. . . sociopaths often display superficial charm, pathological lying, manipulative behaviors, and a grandiose sense of self-importance.
The children studied also displayed many secondary hallmarks of antisocial personality disorder, most notably poor impulse control, an inability to plan ahead, and a proclivity for violence—often in the form of extended tantrums—when their needs were not immediately met.
When confronted with their actions, child sociopaths “had little or no capacity for expressing guilt, other than insincere utterances of ‘sorry’ that were usually coerced.”