What is psychopathy?

Psychopathy is a personality disorder signified by a pattern of lying, exploitation of others, recklessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy for others. Those with psychopathic traits may appear normal, thus increasing their ability to effectively prey on others.

People with psychopathic traits often have a false belief in their own superiority, a sense of entitlement and a complete disregard for social norms. As a result, they commonly leave a long trail of victims and survivors over the course of living their lives. Their victims include strangers, friends, romantic partners, co-workers, and family members.

Psychopaths are unable to love, to show remorse or any guilt. They survive by their charming appearance, lies, scams, and the manipulation of others. Because people with psychopathy are impulsive and can hurt other people they are also conidered to be “antisocial” by the mental health system.

What is psychopathy?

Individuals with psychopathic traits appear to lack social emotions (love, empathy, guilt, and remorse). This means that they do not care about other people, feel remorse, or experience guilt in the same way that most of us do, although they may often feign these emotions.

Psychopathy is very costly to society. The disorder is responsible for much human suffering. The disordered person, his/her family and nearly everyone he/she contacts is affected.

 

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