A sociopath is defined as someone who will repeatedly manipulate and harm others, while somehow feeling no remorse. They will often behave in a cold, detatched way, only appearing kind and honest when it is to their own advantage. Whether criminal or not, sociopaths typically exhibit what is considered to be irresponsible and unreliable behaviour, while also being egocentric, having an inability to form long lasting personal relationships and an obviously high degree of impulsivity. As manipulative, deceiving, dishonest, egotistical and impulsive are all perfect descriptions of him, it is evident that in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, Iago is undoubtedly a sociopath. This is obvious, when examining his character, in the way that he manipulates and mistreats others while feeling no remorse and showing no signs of guilt at all. These characteristics are shown in the way that he lies to and deceives his wife, Cassio, Roderigo, Othello and any other person he can manage to trick into trusting him.
He is also willing to steal from or even kill his friends and family, without the slightest feeling of guilt, in order to fulfill his plots. He is also very obsessive and impulsive in the way that he is determined to complete his goals in poisoning other peoples' lives, all of which contributes to the evidence that Iago is, in fact, a sociopath.Iago is a very complicated character..