Confessions of a Sociopath Quotes by M.E. Thomas
Sociopaths are hiding in plain sight — so we asked one how he does it
Private, Convenient, and Affordable. When you think of the word sociopath, you might feel fearful and unsettled. While the word itself is oftentimes hard to describe, the facts show that a sociopath is someone who is antisocial with no conscience or moral standards. They ignore reality and live an uncaring, selfish life. Sociopaths have characteristics defined through interpersonal, behavioral, affective, and antisocial categories.
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Whether sociopaths can be pro-social or benevolent has a huge impact on society. This is the pivotal question here: a are sociopaths capable of social good, broadly defined, and b if so, are they better at doing good than neurotypical people? What is a sociopath? So again, what is a sociopath? Robert Hare, one of the foremost experts on psychopathy, created a checklist of common traits:.
In his new book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success , the Oxford research psychologist argues that psychopathic personality traits—charm, confidence, ruthlessness, coolness under pressure—can, in the right doses, be a good thing. Not all psychopaths are violent, he says, and some of them are just the sort of people society can count on in a crisis. To further his psychopathic studies, Dutton is seeking participants for his Great American Psychopath Survey, which he says will reveal the most psychopathic states, cities and professions in the United States. Try it for yourself at wisdomofpsychopaths. Are psychopaths misunderstood? Not by default, anyway.