Americans need to know more about psychopaths

❝ 1. There’s a bit of a psychopath in all of us. Psychopathy is a spectrum, and we are all somewhere on that spectrum. If you’ve ever shown a lack of guilt or remorse, or not felt empathy with someone, or you’ve charmed someone to get what you want…then you’ve displayed a psychopathic trait…

❝ 2. Psychopaths are not all “psycho”…Psychopaths comprise about 1% of the general population and can be productive members of society…

❝ 3. Psychopaths prefer…what psychologists call a “fast life history strategy”. That is, they focus on increasing their short-term mating opportunities and number of sexual partners rather than investing a lot of effort in long-term mating, parenthood and life stability…Cities offer greater anonymity and hence a reduced risk of being detected…

❝ 4…Latest research shows that female psychopaths seem to prefer to date non-psychopathic men in the short-term, perhaps as a plaything or to allow easy deception and manipulation. But for long-term relationships, a female psychopath will be looking for a fellow psychopath…

❝ 5…While psychopaths show a specific lack in emotions, such as anxiety, fear and sadness, they can feel other emotions, such as happiness, joy, surprise and disgust, in a similar way as most of us would…You can hurt a psychopath’s feelings, but probably different feelings and for different reasons.

RTFA. Might help you understand some of your friends. Or family. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Americans need to know more about psychopaths

  1. OG says:

    Depends on the crime. I believe in longer sentences for murder, rape and other violent crimes. Shorter sentences for non-violent crimes.
    Brain dysfunction should not result in shorter sentences in and if itself.

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