Thursday, August 30, 2012

Recipe for psychopaths?

No specific recipe, says researcher Jennifer Skeem, whom you may remember as the one whom Robert Hare tried to legally silence. From medicalxpress.com:

“There is no real recipe for psychopathic personality disorder,” she says. “The environmental factors are as ill-defined as the genetic factors, although antisocial behavior mixed with a history of punitive discipline, abuse and neglect seems to apply in many cases.”

On violence:

Psychopathy is not synonymous with violence, Skeem notes. In fact, she has found that psychopathic people often have no history of violent behavior or criminal convictions. 

“An individual doesn’t necessarily need to be physically violent or a common street criminal to have psychopathic traits,” she says. Researchers estimate that about 1 percent of the general population are psychopaths. 

Famous sociopaths?

Skeem points to Gordon Gekko, the unscrupulous financial executive played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film “Wall Street,” as someone with all the signs of psychopathy. 

She cites Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff and Enron executive Andrew Fastow – ruthless, detached individuals who showed little remorse for robbing victims of their life savings – as real-life examples. Psychopathic traits helped them quickly climb the corporate ladder yet ultimately led to their downfall. 

Good sociopaths?

Can such traits ever be used for good? Skeem notes that the bold, risk-taking bomb squad leader in the Academy Award-winning movie “The Hurt Locker” succeeded in a high-pressure environment thanks to psychopathic tendencies. Of course, some psychopaths do resort to violence and crime. But according to Skeem, youth and adults with high scores on measures of psychopathy can exhibit reduced violent and criminal behavior after intensive treatment, such as mental health counseling and drug abuse rehabilitation. “There is scant scientific evidence to support the claim of ‘once a psychopath, always a psychopath,’” she says.

One one size fits all, parting thoughts:

“Research on psychopathy has evolved to a level that it can greatly improve on the current one-size-fits-all policy approach,” Skeem says.

76 comments:

  1. And people say that I'm not one...

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    1. Psychopaths and sociopaths are NOT the same thing.
      Conflating the terms is not helping the understanding of your readers.

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  2. Neurotypicals try to understand us and end up grasping at straws. Sociopaths are great in many ways not related to criminality, risk-taking, or penchant for violence. A sociopath can be therapeutic to a person they like.

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    1. Please stop saying neurotypicals, it just makes you seem like a world of Warcraft nerd

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    2. What the hell does World of Warcraft have to do with the word neurotypicals? This makes you seem like you don't know what it means, or when it's used; what it's used for.

      Tag Y

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  3. Mee. That's a good thing. Perception of normality is a mask worn best. What they don't know they label. I love it!

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    1. It's not about putting a label on something you don't know, it's simply a group of traits seen in people... it's more than the traits on paper, too. More that traits are caused by something. It's no different from the group of traits that make up Addison's for example, or people with OCD, or grouping people by ethnicity

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    2. POLYGAMSIT VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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  4. The only thing the all psychopaths have in common is a lack of guilt. Violence in today's society is evidence of shortsightedness, since you will almost definitely get caught. No, Dexter Morgan is not a psychopath, the cast of Seinfeld are.

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    1. I love your username. Wet. And seinfeld. Ha. He. Oh.

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    2. I would say it was more than that... a lack of guilt,and sense of what is wrong because you're incapable of empathy.

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    3. There isn't even a scientific measurement standard for empathy. "empathy" is just a hot word used by manipulative authors to sell books.

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    4. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      TEEHEEEE, IS UKAN A PSYCHOPATH OR A SOCEEOPATH, MEE HOPE NOT SOCEEOPATH, BEECOZ SOCEEOPATHS CAN BEE VEREE SMELLEE TEEHEE
















































































































      SMELLEE SOCEEOPATH. TEEHEE.








































































































































































































      SMELLEE. TEEHEE.

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    5. On the Path of Stink, mr. Vegitopath, are we, hmmm? Stinkpath in plural, must be overwhelming.

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  5. What is the correct abreviation for psychopath ??

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  6. A PD is a lie. One may effect oneself with the lie, more than others or vice -versa. However, the nature of the lie is the crux of the PD.

    I suppose the PD is glasses from Hell, as they are stuck on. Did you ever see the Twilight Zone episode where there was a masked ball but when it was over no one could take off his mask ~

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    1. I do love your posts, Heals.

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    2. Thank you, Tom.
      Feel free to comment or add any of your own experiences!

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    3. no I don't remember that one.I remember the one where the woman was getting plastic surgery to correct her ugliness and you see that all her doctors have pig faces in the end. She was quite beautiful, but she was screaming because she was doomed to be different.

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    4. Yes, I know the pig face one. This one may have been Outer Limits.

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    5. yes you're right, those MRI results showing reduced activity throughout the limbic system and prefrontal cortex are lies -_-

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    6. do you know the one where burgess meredith has coke bottle glasses? And they break just when he has the peace and quiet to read, after he is the only one left after a nuclear explosion?

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  7. bainscan instead of pcl-r?

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    1. Yes a brain scan is the only way to diagnose a psychopath. The PCL-R is subjective thus not real science.

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    2. Now that's not entirely true. If you can defin parameters for each point of each factor to be tested on the PCL-R, then it would not be as subjective. An MRI can be used to test for psychopathy but it is not suitable for the diagnoses of sociopathy/ASPD (if you want to argue they are no the same, can't be arsed debating with you). Anyhoo, Psychopathy and ASPD patients show different results on an MRI which is why you also need to use the PCL-R for diagnosis

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    3. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

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      ONE IS SMELLEE. THE OTHUR IS NOT. TEEHEEEEEEE.






















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  8. is mike from breaking bad a sociopath?

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    1. Not you again!
      Are you going to start asking about Ryan Gosling, Roger the alien, Bender the robot and Stewie Griffin as well?
      Why do you bother asking the same questions over and over if you don't even bother reading the responses?
      Step away from the tv and go get some fresh fucking air, or better yet, a life.

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    2. Bender is SO a sociopath!

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    3. Roger the alien is so my favorit sociopath
      drive is so my favorit movey sinds the last david linch
      david linch is os a socipath

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  9. VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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  10. VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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  11. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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  12. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

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  13. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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  14. POLYGAMIST VEGITOPATH MADLY IN LOVEAugust 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

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    REETARDED HYBREED. TEEHEE.

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    1. Why aren't I invited to the wedding?

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    2. Look. I cant wait seven more days i've waited almost six years, and i dont like Ryan Gosling. So can we make this happen like next week lover.

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      I love you too much to share.

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    5. Whoever is spamming, I want to tell you that your an asshole nothing more than asswipe and you have the IQ of a plant!!!!!!

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  15. No one mentioned the thing someone else told me was used to confirm their psychopathy. It wasn't an MRI... it was something else and the noun was longer...

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  16. i remember getting a readout of my brainwaves not really a brainscan but one of those headgear things with wet theabags on my head my brother had several brainscans (waterhead) i should ask to see his pictures dunno if you see it on there.i wander if you can see all the thc in the scan

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  17. Okay sooo I'm kinda new to this blog. Can someone explain this whole ukan and vegopath crap to m?

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    1. We getting married, UKAN come to the wedding.

      She will meet with me next week.

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    2. Wait sooo you haven't met before? Weird. What if you people have like a 50 year age difference?

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    3. we went to school together.

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    4. Oh well her comments are extremely annoying

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    5. What I'm confused about, is who is pretending to be Ukan in broad daylight,if you will. There's no one he's pretending to be gone and being so obvious about it?

      Tag Y

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  18. I am a sociopath who blows the other sociopaths off the map. I am the top dog. The others scamper when I arrive. I eat the other dog's bones and fuck their girlfriends.

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    1. Chill bro. I will die over my girl dude. Back the fuck off. You've been warned

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    2. Do you know who you are talking to? UKan fuck MEE for all I care.

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    3. Ukan Be On The BottomAugust 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      Then lets get it on.

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    4. UKan B HemaphroditeAugust 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      I can fuck myself and you ~

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    5. Ukan surely fuck meAugust 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      If you're UKan, I'll admit I'm up for it.

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  19. I hate when other sociopaths act like its a Privilege to be a sociopath and that they're "better" sociopaths.sociopath is just a word. Sociopaths are, for the most part, normal people. So just chill the fuck out.

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    1. It's okay Darrien. C'mere. You can have a hug (>^,^)>

      Tag Y (do not pay attention to tags, they are for me.)

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  20. UKan Fuck Yo self and Yo DawgAugust 30, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Darrien I am the best sociopath on SW.

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    1. Wow. I bet. Lovin your user name btw.

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    2. Darrien
      If you want to lick my boots, you can be sociopath Number 2.

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    3. But how do I know your not just not a 25 year old virgin sociopath wanna-be?

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    4. I am the number one sociopath, here.

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    5. These are some of the most boring trolls I have ever seen...

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  21. if you are nuber one than i'm 666
    (my burthday has got 3 6's in it)






    not even death can save you from me

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    1. if the devil is 6 than god is 7 and sociopath 9

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    2. this monkey 's gone th heaven?

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    3. But if I go to hell then I hope I burn well,
      I'll spend my days with J.F.K., Marvin Gaye, Martha Raye, and Lawrence Welk,
      And Kurt Cobain, Kojak, Mark Twain and Jimi Hendrix's poltergeist,
      And Webster yeah Emmanuel Lewis cause he's the anti-christ

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