It’s not always a hindrance to be a psychopath. Normally associated with lying, cheating, recklessness and impulsivity, manipulative psychopathy can be a boon for those who are good negotiators, good with charm, and those who are highly ambitious.
Being a psychopath doesn’t necessarily mean you are morally bankrupt, but of course, morally bankrupt people can sometimes be psychopaths. To the non-psychopath, then, encountering one may cause them problems, but a new study in the journal Personality and Individual Differenceshas some pertinent advice for those seeking refuge. Although they’re very good at exuding their potentially malevolent skills with a live audience, they are far less effective when being psychopathic over the Internet.