May 9, 2013

Are You A Psychopath?

So apparently human nature is much simpler than I expected, and our personalities can easily be stamped and filed according to lists .

A famous (or infamous?) one is the psychopath’s checklist by Robert Hare. Check out for yourself if you exhibit any of the traits of a psychopath or not:

  1. Glib and superficial charm.
  2. Grandiose self-worth.
  3. Need for stimulation or proneness to boredom.
  4. Pathological lying.
  5. Conning and manipulativeness.
  6. Lack of remorse or guilt.
  7. Shallow affect.
  8. Callousness and lack of empathy.
  9. Parasitic lifestyle.
  10. Poor behavioral controls.
  11. Promiscuous sexual behavior.
  12. Early behavior problems (prior to age 13).
  13. Lack of realistic, long-term goals.
  14. Impulsivity.
  15. Irresponsibility.
  16. Failure to accept responsibility for own actions.
  17. Many short-term relationships.
  18. Juvenile delinquency.
  19. Revocation of condition release (if had been on probation already).
  20. Criminal versatility (criminal offenses).

Basically, what this tells you, is that if you’re not a well-programmed robot who always does as told and knows from the day you came out of your mother’s womb what your whole life is going to be and never deviate from it, then you might be a psychopath (mild exaggeration mine).



Here’s an interesting article to check out on the Psychopath Test.

Other sources:
List of psychopathy symptoms

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