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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. 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 […]

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Emotionless stare of the psychopath

Their predatory gaze zooms in on potential prey. On the other hand, when they are manipulating someone, those with antisocial traits are known for their intense “predatory gaze” when they fixate on a specific victim. This can be an almost reptilian gaze that is described as “dead” and “dark” or even seductive if the psychopath is attempting to […]

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Boldness psychopathic traits predict reduced gaze toward fearful eyes in men with a history of violence

The successful decoding of different emotional expressions depends on visual attention toward emotionally salient aspects of the face, most notably the eyes and the mouth (Eisenbarth & Alpers, 2011; Smith, Cottrell, Gosselin, & Schyns, 2005; Wells et al., 2016). The precise pattern of eye movements is thought to be dependent upon the emotion expressed, and attention is […]

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When a person becomes a hater he actually becomes a coward

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin “Our doubts are traitors,and make us lose the good we oft might win,by fearing to attempt.”― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure “In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew […]

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Narcissism and Empathy Capacity – Dr. George Simon

Empathy Capacity Empathy capacity is central to healthy emotional, spiritual, and character development. Some equate this capacity with what it means to be truly human. But these days many among us have an impaired capacity to truly care. The reasons for this are many and varied. And as I’ve written about before, how impaired a […]

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Do Narcissists Really Believe They’re Always Right? – Dr. George Simon

Behaving Like You’re Always Right Most true narcissists act like they’re always right. And sometimes they can be really convincing about it. They can project a remarkably confident image. Their demeanor seems to make a statement: “I don’t just think I’m right. I know I’m right.” But do they really believe such nonsense? Most folks on the narcissism spectrum […]

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The Lucifer Effect

There are seven social processes that grease “the slippery slope of evil”:[19] Mindlessly taking the first small step Dehumanization of others De-individuation of self (anonymity) Diffusion of personal responsibility Blind obedience to authority Uncritical conformity to group norms Passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference

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Repeats “confidential” information that he’s already shared with you.

The stories about the wife who took his fortune or the top-secret government contract may be repeated verbatim or near verbatim from one encounter to the next. Sure, we all have our pet narratives and canned stories that engender eye rolls amongst those who have heard them multiple times. So pay close attention to the nature of […]

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