Spotting a Psychopath?

Recently, I have been study various personality traits, to better understand and improve my knowledge and skill in ninjutsu choho curriculum,  and came upon some interesting material on Psychopathic tendencies. There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way, that we all know certain basic facts, that words mean the same things to you as they do to me. And we assume that we have pretty similar ideas of right and wrong, but for a small – but not that small – subset of the population, things are very different. These people lack remorse and empathy and feel emotion only shallowly. In extreme cases, they might not care whether you live or die. These people are called psychopaths. Some of them are violent criminals, murderers. But by no means all. A criminal psychologist has created the PCL-R assessment and it is based upon the following criteria:

  • glib and superficial charm
  • grandiosity
  • need for stimulation
  • pathological lying
  • cunning and manipulating,
  • lack of remorse
  • callousness
  • poor behavioral controls
  • impulsiveness
  • irresponsibility
  • denial
  • parasitic lifestyle
  • sexual promiscuity
  • early behavior problems
  • lack of realistic long-term goals
  • failure to accept responsibility for own actions
  • many short-term marital relationships
  • juvenile delinquency
  • revocation of conditional release
  • criminal versatility

 

Now I am sure that many of us would recognize these traits as socially maladjusted, but understanding the test and what it discovers is something for a later post as I must now go and exploit my psychopathic tendencies to expand my evil Ninja empire!!! (Bwahhaahaha (evil laughter))

Bufu Ikkan

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