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Predator, Narcissist, Psychopath, Sociopath or Anti-Social Personality? • Open Minds Foundation

 

Are human predators narcissists, psychopaths, sociopaths or anti-social personalities, or do they suffer from Machiavellianism? Which of these terms best describes the predator and why do we use “predator” instead of “narcissist” – or any of the other terms?

The answer is simple: all of the other terms are diagnoses, used by psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to describe disorders. It is for highly qualified professionals to make those diagnoses. Here at Open Minds, it is our task to warn people about predatory behaviors, rather than to diagnose anyone.

The clinical terms have also become complicated; “predator” is straightforward. The Oxford Dictionary tells us that a predator is “a person who ruthlessly exploits others”, and that is definitely what we are talking about.

re human predators narcissists, psychopaths, sociopaths or anti-social personalities, or do they suffer from Machiavellianism? Which of these terms best describes the predator and why do we use “predator” instead of “narcissist” – or any …

Source: Predator, Narcissist, Psychopath, Sociopath or Anti-Social Personality? • Open Minds Foundation

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