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What Makes a Psychopath?

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“Psychopaths are often big trouble for those around them,” said clinical psychologist Joseph Newman at the University of Wisconsin. “If we can find out what underlies their problems, we might be able to identify what kinds of interventions might be able to work for them.”

Scientists investigating the disorder commonly agree that psychopaths are often marked by the following traits:

-Lack of empathy, guilt, conscience or remorse
-Shallow experiences of feelings or emotions
-Impulsivity and a weak ability to defer gratification and control behavior
-Superficial charm and glibness
-Irresponsibility and a failure to accept responsibility for their actions
-A grandiose sense of their own worth”

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Written by frrl

September 1, 2009 at 1:49 am

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