I agree with Monteiro that folks who act reprehensibly should immediately be removed from our spaces. No question. However, I do—as someone who has struggled with mental illness my entire life—have some additional thoughts.
As much as I want—no NEED—to remove harmful individuals from spaces, I find it harmful using "sociopath" to describe bad behavior. I've personally used this word frequently, along with "crazy" and other ableist language. I want to do better.
Speaking with my friend who is a psychologist, she noted "sociopath" and "psychopath" are meaningless words; no agreed-upon definition. Calling someone a "sociopath" is like calling a woman a "slut"; you are labeling based on behavior you don't like or don't understand. Personally, I think it further stigmatizes mental health for people who've been diagnosed with personality disorders. Most of the people I know personally with personality/disaffective disorders are wonderful, caring people, and it's unfair and unclear for them to be lumped in with