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The Psycopath Test

By Jon Ronson, the guy who wrote 'the Men Who Stared At Goats'.

A pretty funny read as the author meets Psychiatrists and Mentalists alike.
And meets the guy who set up the Psycopath Test.
A point scoring test that tells you if you are one.
Seems that there are more about than we actually think.
Well worth a read.
fartcatcher

He was also in Frank Sidebottom's backing band
grunt

They are running the world.
grunt

Not Frank Sidebottom's backing band.
smiling badger

Clacker wrote:
Are we talking lizards disguised as humans, Grunt?


Yes, blood sucking lizards that is.
grunt

smiling badger wrote:
Clacker wrote:
Are we talking lizards disguised as humans, Grunt?


Yes, blood sucking lizards that is.


Indeed  

The psycho is well suited to getting ahead in business, politics etc, they tend to be selfish, ruthless, and unencumbered by inconvenient traits like empathy. A bit of charisma on top goes a long way.

Eventually they grow beards and turn useless stadiums into much needed hotel complexes.
smiling badger

grunt wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Clacker wrote:
Are we talking lizards disguised as humans, Grunt?


Yes, blood sucking lizards that is.


Indeed  

The psycho is well suited to getting ahead in business, politics etc, they tend to be selfish, ruthless, and unencumbered by inconvenient traits like empathy. A bit of charisma on top goes a long way.

Eventually they grow beards and turn useless stadiums into much needed hotel complexes.


Indeed if ever there was a high point scorer in this test then i think that Bates would do pretty well in it.

Very, very well.
fartcatcher

I reckon Bates is a sociopath rather than a psychopath

   Glibness/superficial charm
   Manipulative and conning
   Grandiose sense of self
   Pathological lying
   Lack of remorse, shame or guilt
   Shallow emotions
   Incapacity for love
   Need for stimulation
   Callousness/lack of empathy
   Poor behavioral controls/impulsive nature
   Early behavior problems/juvenile delinquency
   Irresponsibility/unreliability
   Promiscuous sexual behavior/infidelity
   Lack of realistic life plan/parasitic lifestyle
   Criminal or entrepreneurial versatility
   Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
   Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
   Authoritarian
   Secretive
   Paranoid
   Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
   Conventional appearance
   Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
   Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life
   Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
   Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
   Incapable of real human attachment to another
   Unable to feel remorse or guilt
   Narcissism, grandiosity (self-importance not based on achievements)
   May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

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