Monday, October 8, 2012

Good cocktail conversation tidbits

For that social function you have coming up soon at which it might be fun to subtly suggest that sociopaths are not as bad as people think they are, Wisdom of Psychopathy author Kevin Dutton shares
Some Surprising Things You Never Knew About Psychopaths:
  • Psychopaths can sometimes be more empathic than the rest of us. This is especially the case in sadistic serial killers. As one senior FBI profiler told Dutton: “Sadistic serial killers feel their victims’ pain in exactly the same way that you or I might feel it. They feel it cognitively and objectively, and emotionally and subjectively too. But the difference between them and us is that they commute that pain to their own subjective pleasure.” Studies have also shown that some psychopaths have more ‘mirror neurons’ (empathy brain cells) than normal people.
  • They can be more altruistic than the rest of us. Studies have shown that psychopaths are quicker to offer help to people in need than everyday folk.
  • They don’t take things as personally as the rest of us. Research in the field of neuroeconomics has shown that psychopaths make more money than the rest of us in negotiation games because they are more willing to accept unfair offers.
  • As well as taking lives, they can also be better at saving lives than the rest of us—especially in knife-edge situations when the chips are down. 
  • Psychopaths make really good customs officers. In one experiment Dutton ran, psychopaths were better at picking out people with contraband concealed about their person than were non-psychopaths.
  • James Bond is a psychopath. A recent study shows that James Bond epitomizes the profile of the successful psychopath: ruthless, fearless, charming, persuasive, non-conformist, extraverted, thrill-seeking, philandering, and decidedly lacking in the conscience department.

22 comments:

  1. I'm first you're not.

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    1. LOL! Congrats!

      Good Morning Sociopathworld!!!!!!

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  2. I read

    As well as taking lives, they can also be better at saving lives than the rest of us—especially in knife-edge situations when the chips are down.

    as

    As well as taking lives, they can also be better at saving lives than the rest of us—especially in knife-fight* situations when the chips are down.

    and

    LOL'd

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  3. Fans of Walters PDOctober 8, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    We are waiting......................chews gum.

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  4. James Bond is a psychopath who cared for his women till they died, and nicely always had short life spans.

    I'd have loved to be a Bond girl, wouldn't anyone? I mean was there ever a Bond that one could not bond?

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    1. You sound mildly retarded. Are you?

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    2. Haha Mildly Retarded. That sounds like the name for the worst Bond love interest ever ; )

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  5. I have to tell you guys something. I came out of the numb, to some degree. I can feel. I feel good. It feels pretty scary, but I feel like I can walk tall and be proud of myself.
    Thank you to all my friends at SW~

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    1. Oh, you're welcome! Now how about giving me a song? Everybody else got plenty :(

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    2. Are you an old poster?

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    3. Themes has to feel people out to get at the core.

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    4. Good on you Monica. About time some of you sociopaths follow in Monica's footsteps and realize none of you are really experiencing your full life's potential. Good on you Monica! Keep forgiving and loving and you will be on the path to a new day.

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  6. The Irish ex-patriate smirked, "Well, well, seems I have another muppet pissing itself in my back yard," his tone amused and tinged with an almost gentle mockery. Walters' eyes flicked from the man's malevolent smirk to the gun in his hand and back. "Oh fuck", he groaned. The man extended his hand towards Dick's iPhone, "I'll take that, lad". Walters meekly handed his lifeline over and wondered if he'd live to make it to the methadone clinic ever again.

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    1. To all intents and purposes James Mannion was a respectable and affluent nightclub promoter. He was certainly admired and respected as such by the swanky lakeside community where he and his wife had moved into one of the waterfront properties with basement the year before. But the man was a chameleon, a psychopath with links to international terrorism and the drug trade; and a growing suspicion that the long buried past was catching up with him.

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    2. WOW there are two different stories, DUH.

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    3. Mannion shoved Dick ahead of him and down the basement steps. Dick's body, frail from years of neglect, crumpled with the impact as he landed knee first on the cold cement floor. The pain seemed to drain the last of his remaining high, and a wave of stark terror flowed through him. He began to cry.

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  7. LOLOL Wonderful @@@@

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  8. Dead tonight. Must be a Monday.

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    1. it's been dead period Haven.

      I thought of you when I heard a song the other day. It wasn't a nice song though (well, it was, but the lyrics weren't). The feel of it makes me want to fuck something dirty.

      By the way, my dinner party went well guys. The roast beef was stellar. The only issue was I made far too much gravy, and I am still trying to eat it all because it was just too damn good. I look pregnant right now from over eating.

      Piles

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