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PSYCHOPATHS – Spotting The Psychopath Next Door, Part 2 - By Chris Gearing

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Watch Dr. Sylvia Gearing share the second set of signs of psychopaths and how you can spot the psychopaths in your life - click here.

Psychopaths live among us.

They can be found in prisons and the criminal organizations you would expect, but they also have a grip on many of the power centers of our society. They are quite common in the fields of politics, business, the professions (law, medicine, etc.), and in your neighborhood. They walk among us silently and without notice, and they are often difficult to detect due to their charming personalities and well-honed ability to manipulate and deceive us.

Despite the ten different types of psychopaths, there seems to be a very useful system for spotting them called the Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Revised.

Here are Hare’s common characteristics of psychopaths, six through ten:

6. Lack of Remorse

Psychopaths experience no guilt or remorse when they witness the destruction that they cause in the lives of others. Why should they feel badly? You were simply out played.

7. Shallow Emotions

They may try to give the appearance of appropriate concern for the welfare of others, but they lack the empathy required to pull it off. Sooner or later, it soon becomes clear that their agenda is the only thing that ever mattered to them.

8. Cold As Ice

Psychopaths are ruthless and cold to the core. They have no tolerance for the emotions of others, and they do not regret or even think about the destruction and trauma they inflict upon others.

9. Parasitic Lifestyle

They regard the labors and resources of others as their property to be used for their own selfish gain. They are convinced that hard work is not required, and the ends justify the means without any thought of morals or decency.

10. Emotional Outbursts

Psychopaths lack the ability to control the expression of powerful and intense emotions that flare in reaction to the every day disappointments and frustrations of life. Even though they are emotionally abusive to those around them, they rationalize their impulsive verbal tirades and emotional assaults on others as deserved or justified.

Sources:

"Psychopathy" by Theodore Millon, et. al.

"The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson

"The Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout


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