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psychopath

a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts
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In cases like Belfort, it isn't always easy to distinguish between corporate genius and psychopath. Frankly, it's often a thin line that divides them.
He said: "I'm going to Houston, Texas, to interview a psychopath. Then I'm going to New York to interview another psychopath.
An off- putting neglected area of society is: as to why and how such psychopaths are created in society.
13 (ANI): Turns out, the predominant traits of psychopath differ between cultures.
(It's been speculated that he ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in the hopes of sparking a race war.) He appeared to be all over the spectrum: Psychopaths are meticulous, and he allegedly criticized his followers for being sloppy after some of their murders; meanwhile sociopaths are said to (http://www.commdiginews.com/health-science/charles-manson-v-tex-watson-the-line-between-sociopathic-and-psychopathic-behaviours-29993/) treat their inner circle well , something Manson by some accounts did with his followers.
"My book is a cautionary tale not to do that and the show becomes less about psychopaths and more about mental health labelling and the pros and cons of that."
Psychopaths are often impulsive risk-takers with a high sense of their own worth.
psychopaths by explaining that the latter are "rational and aware
"They are very good in crises," argued one official, citing as positives that psychopaths "have no feelings for others, nor moral code and tend to be very intelligent and logical." These traits, they agreed, would qualify psychopaths to make the hard-but-necessary decisions; you know, like who lives or dies, who gets food and who doesn't--stuff like that.
Dennehy, 31, is the first of seven serial killers the Birmingham City University criminologist will examine during a weekly series called Killer Psychopaths, which will be aired on Channel 5 on February 10.
There is only one autobiographical book of psychopaths published before, and this new one is written by a forensic psychiatrist/psychoanalyst.