Why are people so afraid of psychopaths?

Because psychopothy is a terrifying thing and it is also poorly understood. Someone who feels absolutely nothing is a terrifying thought, it makes them capable of things you can't even imagine doing.

What causes some people to be evil?

I'm a believer of moral relativism. No, I will not answer whether immoral, evil acts are the products of nurture/nature. I don't know the answer.I believe that every single individual (that includes you and me) has different set of moral value. Usually, normal people's moral value don't differ much with society's moral

What do psychopaths and sociopaths find most curious about normal people?

Hm, that's actually a really interesting question. I had to think awhile on this, but in the end it was rather simple. It is the existence of empathy. Or perhaps, not even so much it's existence, as how much people cling to it.They will commit

Do psychopaths get along with other psychopaths?

No. Psychopaths are neurologically unequipped to care about anyone or anything except their own one-track pursuit to victimize others and get away with it. The moral and ethical neural hardware doesn't exist or is inoperative. They can't feel  moral or ethical remorse, like humans with nerve damage can't feel sensory touch or pain in whichever affected area. In an

How do psychopaths realize they are psychopaths?

I knew I was different from the time I was a child. We had a family cat for years that used to crawl into my bed every night and lay on my arm and lick my face. When she passed away, my

Psychopaths, what are your favorite things to do for fun?

My interests include, but are not limited to:SwimmingOrganized fightingReading comic booksVideo gamesYouTubeFuturistic technologyThese are the ones off the top of my head. There are, I'm sure, more, but I'll add them here if and when I think of them.Hendrick Catterton's answer to What are psychopaths' interests?

Will narcissistic, abusive parents ever change?

ONLY if they want to and not without much needed therapy. No amount of talking, persuading or cajoling will get them to change if they don't want to.If you are dealing with narcissistic, abusive parents, please know that everything they do has

Why are psychopaths so good at noticing other psychopaths?

The first thing is I have to make clear is,

Do psychopaths feel strange or uncomfortable when empaths show emotion?

I don't feel uncomfortable or strangely when emotions are shown.I look at them as learning experiences. I can watch the emotional display, study micro expressions, intonations, body language, and make notes for use for future situations.Every opportunity to study and learn is a welcome one to me.There is a couple of exceptions

Why do sociopaths and psychopaths talk about wearing a "mask", is this a metaphor for something?

Everyone does same, and this is common complain of many peopleBut just use some logic, if you have someone who has just some quirks that need to be hidden you can do it with some

Psychopaths, what are your favorite things to do for fun?

My interests include, but are not limited to:SwimmingOrganized fightingReading comic booksVideo gamesYouTubeFuturistic technologyThese are the ones off the top of my head. There are, I'm sure, more, but I'll add them here if and when I think of them.Hendrick Catterton's answer to What are psychopaths' interests?

Will narcissistic, abusive parents ever change?

ONLY if they want to and not without much needed therapy. No amount of talking, persuading or cajoling will get them to change if they don't want to.If you are dealing with narcissistic, abusive parents, please know that everything they do has

Do I have a mental disorder?

I've studied psychiatry as a medical student, and I agree with Mike Leary - those symptoms could possibly be caused by a mental disorder OR neurological disease, or possibly be harmless. There's no diagnosis that could be made from the combination of symptoms you mentioned, but those symptoms

Do all psychopaths hurt people?

No, I do not lie awake at nights planning on harming someone. Why would I? I just don't care, I would not waste my time and energy. It is utterly pointless.If you hurt me family, your god will not be able to protect you, you will have to kill me.You owe

Can evil people be happy?

I don't think anyone can intrinsically be happy. You need something to MAKE you happy (whether it be a family, job satisfaction, wealth etc.). Good and evil people alike both need things to make them happy before they actually are, and without those things you might feel

Do psychopaths want to be psychopathic?

Yes I did, before I was emotionally self aware I did want to be a psychopath. However I did instinctively know I was a psychopath and what a psychopath was cause I was actually psychopath myself and was on the same emotional wavelength as all psychopaths are and think, feel and perceive the world around and other

Do psychopaths get along with other psychopaths?

No. Psychopaths are neurologically unequipped to care about anyone or anything except their own one-track pursuit to victimize others and get away with it. The moral and ethical neural hardware doesn't exist or is inoperative. They can't feel  moral or ethical remorse, like humans with nerve damage can't feel sensory touch or pain in whichever affected area. In an

Do psychopaths show micro-expressions?

According to Dr. Paul Eckman, who discovered micro expression, psychopaths are no better than average at lying. It is their charm that drives success. He was referring specifically to control over micro expressions. These last for as little as 1/25th of a second. It's a physiological phenomenon-a process lag. Micro expressions

Do psychopaths kill people?

I will give you the simplest and the most honest answer:Psychopaths are people and people kill other people.The real question should be: Do psychopaths enjoy killing people?The answer is :No.There are sadistic psychopaths ,but they are a rarity according to Athena Walker .Sociopaths and Psychopaths lack an empathy and/or guilt barrier that would prevent them

What do psychopaths do to entertain themselves?

Entertainment hmm let's seeLift..broGet high, especially on my roof at nightCook up something I've never tried before without directions. Works out about 10% of the time..maybeXboxI almost put porn but it's actually pretty damn boring nowI'm sure there's more but I can't

How do psychopaths realize they are psychopaths?

I knew I was different from the time I was a child. We had a family cat for years that used to crawl into my bed every night and lay on my arm and lick my face. When she passed away, my

Do you think it is harder to spot a female psychopath?

Well, a key factor is how a person handles or displays emotion. And if they are a competent psychopath much like our resident champion on Quora :) they will be good at masking deep response. Compare that to a male, normal or psychopath, who is usually testosterone-driven and maybe more obvious about things. I

Why are people so afraid of psychopaths?

I think there are two main reasons. The first one is irrational. Films and literature tend to portray psychopathy as being a deluded and inherently violent condition.The second reason is that a person who does not feel remorse or empathy could

Can psychopaths be curious about something?

Well.... Considering the number of psychopaths on this site. Yes, and from personal perspective. Yes. As it stands psychos can be very curious, and without those natural restrictions, we ask a lot of outlandish questions which can maek braver people heave.

What causes some people to be evil?

I'm a believer of moral relativism. No, I will not answer whether immoral, evil acts are the products of nurture/nature. I don't know the answer.I believe that every single individual (that includes you and me) has different set of moral value. Usually, normal people's moral value don't differ much with society's moral

Can normal people have psychopathic traits?

Yes, of course. Which ones? I'll direct you to Athena, as there's no point in me reiterating.Athena Walker's answer to What traits of a psychopath can somebody have who is not a psychopath?

Why are psychopaths so good at noticing other psychopaths?

The first thing is I have to make clear is,

Why do people still believe in the chemical imbalance myth?

They believe it because they are told it from people that they assume have credentials. In addition, Big Pharma promotes the idea in TV commercials.The idea of a chemical imbalance as the source of depression has never been proven anywhere.This is simply a strategy used by the psych/Big

What do psychopaths do to entertain themselves?

Entertainment hmm let's seeLift..broGet high, especially on my roof at nightCook up something I've never tried before without directions. Works out about 10% of the time..maybeXboxI almost put porn but it's actually pretty damn boring nowI'm sure there's more but I can't

Who are the most realistic movie psychopaths?

I actually don't think Anton Chigurh is a realistic portrait of a psychopath, as so much of his violence against others seems fundamentally motiveless or is driven by an apparent psychosis regarding his self-concept as an instrument of fate, whereas psychopaths are typically driven by bottomless and completely unfettered self-interest.It's not a movie role, but by far the best

Do psychopaths see normal people as delicate?

Delicate is an empathic word. I would say ‘weak' or ‘vulnerable' is more accurate. And yes, they view other people in terms of their vulnerabilities as this easily enables them to navigate what they want. Wether to bother with you. If a psychopath doesnt mess with you its a compliment, you have boundaries and will be ‘hard work' lol.

What do psychopaths and sociopaths find most curious about normal people?

Hm, that's actually a really interesting question. I had to think awhile on this, but in the end it was rather simple. It is the existence of empathy. Or perhaps, not even so much it's existence, as how much people cling to it.They will commit

Do psychopaths feel strange or uncomfortable when empaths show emotion?

I don't feel uncomfortable or strangely when emotions are shown.I look at them as learning experiences. I can watch the emotional display, study micro expressions, intonations, body language, and make notes for use for future situations.Every opportunity to study and learn is a welcome one to me.There is a couple of exceptions

Why do people love psychopaths?

Basic misunderstanding in a lot of cases. In others they imagine what life would be like without depression, anxiety, self doubt, heartbreak, or other unpleasant emotions. People want to be like the invincible person in the story. They can never be hurt, they have an appearance of being untouchable.Movies, books, and television shows love to show us

Do most psychopaths vote republican or democrat?

Only 9% of criminals would vote republican, and seven out of ten would vote democrat Page on washingtonexaminer.com .  So, at least for the ones that ended up in jail, voting democrat is more likely.

What's the difference between pro-social and anti-social psychopath?

Antisocial traits. That's the difference. Being low functioning can often have a hand in it as well, but traits are usually what seals the deal. So, how do they stack up against each other? Let's look at the traits of a noncriminal psychopath first;RuthlessnessFearlessnessImpulsivitySelf ConfidenceFocusCoolness under pressureMental toughnessCharmCharismaEmpathy-lowConscience-lowNone of these has anything to

Are narcissists capable of true self-reflection?

This is ultimately a question that has to do with free will.Have you ever asked yourself why narcissists cannot stop and cannot help but abuse those nearest and dearest to them?Have you ever asked why narcissists are so addicted to abuse and chaos that in the end, it just ends up hurting

Do psychopaths or crazy people think they are normal people?

I'm going I'm going to answer that question with a quote I guess I thought of while going up against a creature AKA a spider that was dangerously getting closer to me.

Why do sociopaths and psychopaths talk about wearing a "mask", is this a metaphor for something?

Everyone does same, and this is common complain of many peopleBut just use some logic, if you have someone who has just some quirks that need to be hidden you can do it with some

Do psychopaths admire people?

of course, an inability to connect doesn't preclude the ability to award status to people for their achievements, although sometimes it may seem...misguided...Hitler may have been a vegetarian artist, but the world doesn't see him that way usually, where a psychopath would include that data in a psychological evaluation

Why do I want to kill people?

I can certainly relate. And i'd say the cause is "lack of control/power"When I was younger, my father can be outrageously angry over a tiny arguement. I was once told to get off the car during an arguement(he left me at the police station for an hour). I was threatened that if I did not

As a psychopath, what is your favorite human quality?

I'm willing to say mental resilience. The people that can take a hit, and keep on moving without wallowing in their misery. Those people earn my respect.I haven't said this before, but my dad once got 4 fingers almost chopped off in a workshop accident. Besides the initial grimace, he just

How do psychopaths realize they are psychopaths?

I knew I was different from the time I was a child. We had a family cat for years that used to crawl into my bed every night and lay on my arm and lick my face. When she passed away, my

Psychopaths, what are your favorite things to do for fun?

My interests include, but are not limited to:SwimmingOrganized fightingReading comic booksVideo gamesYouTubeFuturistic technologyThese are the ones off the top of my head. There are, I'm sure, more, but I'll add them here if and when I think of them.Hendrick Catterton's answer to What are psychopaths' interests?

Who is your favorite psychopath?

Jay Jones - Psychopath who is the expert in psychopathy in the entire worldJohn Wayne Jones - Former Fighter Jet Pilot and SWAT Police OfficerJim Noblin - Former Army Ranger and Trial Lawyer and