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How to spot a psychopath
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Characteristics of a psychopath are as followed:

1. Psychopaths use superficial charm to lure their victims.
2. Psychopaths are extremely self-centered.
3. Psychopaths must always do something to keep themselves from boredom.
4. Psychopaths are very deceptive and tend to lie continuously.
5. Psychopaths show no remorse of guilt towards their victims.
6. Psychopaths are very predatory and usually will live off other people.
7. Psychopaths have many sexual partners in their lifetime.
8. Psychopaths are very impulsive with their lifestyle.
9. Psychopaths are always blaming other people for their actions.
10. Psychopaths never have a realistic view of their lives. (king of the world or from another planet)
11. Psychopaths always want psychological gratification in sexual and criminal activities.
12. Psychopaths tend to try suicide, rarely succeeding.

http://voices.yahoo.com/sociopath-vs-psychopath-there-difference-1906224.html


I have half of these characteristics, although I learned to behave more normally as I matured. How many of these are needed to qualify? What's the difference between being a psychopath and being a cold-hearted reptilian with impulse control issues? And why are we using a Yahoo blog as a reliable source?


Seriously... this is scary if it's true I know a man who fits into 11 of these 12 =\
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Zenairis_Serean wrote:


Seriously... this is scary if it's true I know a man who fits into 11 of these 12 =\

I think that most psychopaths aren't really all that dangerous, they just have bad personalities. After all, there is a big difference between enjoying causing pain and injury to others versus being indifferent to the pain and suffering of others. Avoiding the consequences of violent crimes is a lot of work, and if violence isn't rewarding, then why bother with it?

I did a little reading up on non-murderer psychopaths and near-psychopaths (like myself) and apparently being ruthless, fearless, mentally resilient, and emotionally stunted makes for great religious, political, and business leaders.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Pros-to-Being-a-Psychopath-176019901.html?c=y&page=1
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-psychopath-means

And the following article from Advances in Psychiatric Treatment speculates that emotionally callus, low-fear children require different socialization education to develop their consciences, or they are at risk of conduct disorder (meaning violent psychopath). I don't know what evidence supports that, but it validates my opinion that I would have turned out better if my parents had beaten me a little instead of sending me to sit in a corner.
http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/10/6/466.full

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Posted 1/31/13

mhibicke wrote:


LiquidMercury wrote:

Characteristics of a psychopath are as followed:

1. Psychopaths use superficial charm to lure their victims.
2. Psychopaths are extremely self-centered.
3. Psychopaths must always do something to keep themselves from boredom.
4. Psychopaths are very deceptive and tend to lie continuously.
5. Psychopaths show no remorse of guilt towards their victims.
6. Psychopaths are very predatory and usually will live off other people.
7. Psychopaths have many sexual partners in their lifetime.
8. Psychopaths are very impulsive with their lifestyle.
9. Psychopaths are always blaming other people for their actions.
10. Psychopaths never have a realistic view of their lives. (king of the world or from another planet)
11. Psychopaths always want psychological gratification in sexual and criminal activities.
12. Psychopaths tend to try suicide, rarely succeeding.

http://voices.yahoo.com/sociopath-vs-psychopath-there-difference-1906224.html


I have half of these characteristics, although I learned to behave more normally as I matured. How many of these are needed to qualify? What's the difference between being a psychopath and being a cold-hearted reptilian with impulse control issues? And why are we using a Yahoo blog as a reliable source?


If I recall the blog had it's sources from more reputable places and cited in the bottom section.

This, like many other diseases bring up a very large grey area of "how much is too much". For instance in college I took a survey put out by AA - "are you an alcoholic". It was 30 questions and I answered yes to 28, apparently you only needed 5 to be considered an alcoholic yet I'd say only a stone cold sober person would ever qualify as non-alcoholic by their standards. I'd say many people could say yes to the above. I know I can say two of those traits are ones I have.
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I'm Em-Se-Pr-Sc-Gr-Ln-Ad-Ls-Sn
Empathetic, Pro-Self, Principled, Social, Grandiose, Low need for structure, adaptive, low sadism, and schizoid negative.

Guess I don't have to worry about wearing another person's face?
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I'm Em-Se-Pr-Sc-Gr-Ln-Ad-Ls-Sn
Empathetic, Pro-Self, Principled, Social, Grandiose, Low need for structure, adaptive, low sadism, and schizoid negative.

Guess I don't have to worry about wearing another person's face?


Where do you go to take this test anyway? I couldn't find that in the first post.
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If you can force yourself out of the theories presented by the 'experts' on the subject of anti-social and/or psychopathic
personalities....I have always been told by elders that not being held and cuddled and loved by a mother or mother
figure could bring about the psychopathic personality.....also that by viewing or seeing a dead person/ dead body
very early in life might instill the art of serial killing in SOME people, not necessarily in all as everyone copes with
things differently including extreme sexual or physical abuse in childhood..

jumpin down off my soapbox now...
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BearSol wrote:

I'm Em-Se-Pr-Sc-Gr-Ln-Ad-Ls-Sn
Empathetic, Pro-Self, Principled, Social, Grandiose, Low need for structure, adaptive, low sadism, and schizoid negative.

Guess I don't have to worry about wearing another person's face?


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I'd say I'm narcissistic
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Sociopa wrote:

I'd say I'm narcissistic


You can get that checked. A pro literally diagnosed me of loving myself. Narcissistic brothers in arms, my friend. Although we are constantly envious of each other's achievements.
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Social networking:

- Inbox messages all the time
- Likes, comments on every post even if its stupid
- Liked all your photos
- Get's angry when you don't reply for 24 hours "If you don't want to talk to me FINE!!" << example. I'VE BEEN BUSY YOU C***T! << reply example.
- Adds all your interactive friends, oh no he hasn't just selected all 1,238 he KNOWS which ones you talk to the most.

Xbox Live:

- So you're a girl and you play Xbox, no big deal. You'll probably be accused of being fat...because all guys who play xbox are fucking Gods with six packs. Six packs of beer!!
- BUT you get some creeps who have selected you as their prey "Omg you're a girl? Can I add you? I think its so sexy that girls play games...where do you live?"
- I'd actually rather be called a fat whore and to go back in the kitchen on Live than be chatted up by some weirdo I don't even know.

BLOCK!

In real life I have been lucky with men and they haven't been complete psychopaths
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So I'm potentially sociopathic and narcissistic... Big freakin' deal...
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So I'm potentially sociopathic and narcissistic... Big freakin' deal...


It is a big freakin' deal because you make the world worse by being narcissistic.
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It is a big freakin' deal because you make the world worse by being narcissistic.


And how exactly do I make your world worse by not caring about it? I'd think I was doing it a favor...
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And how exactly do I make your world worse by not caring about it? I'd think I was doing it a favor...


Because you are a valuable part of it. Without your care, the world is much worse off. You aren't doing anybody a favor by hiding your soul from them.
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lordseth23 wrote:

Because you are a valuable part of it. Without your care, the world is much worse off. You aren't doing anybody a favor by hiding your soul from them.


Ok fine... I lied, I don't care enough to do anyone a favor... But I sure as hell am doing myself a favor.
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