A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.
This checklist identifies the following as the symptoms and signs of psychopathy:
the humanity of the psychopath
"Like healthy people, many psychopaths love their parents, spouse, children, and pets in their own way, but they have difficulty in loving and trusting the rest of the world. Furthermore, psychopaths suffer emotionally as a consequence of separation, divorce, death of a beloved person, or dissatisfaction with their own deviant behavior."
In the past decade, neurobiological explanations have become available for many of the traits of psychopathy. For example, impulsivity, recklessness/irresponsibility, hostility, and aggressiveness may be determined by abnormal levels of neurochemicals, including monoamine oxidase (MAO), serotonin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, triiodothyronine, free thyroxine, testosterone, cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axes.
It may be possible to diminish traits such as sensation-seeking, impulsivity, aggression, and related emotional pain with the help of psychotherapy, psychopharmacotherapy, and/or neurofeedback. Long-term psychotherapy (at least 5 years) seems effective in some categories of psychopaths, in so far as psychopathic personality traits may diminish.
Lithium is impressive in treating antisocial, aggressive, and assaultive behavior.
studies show that being "bad" is a choice
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Profile of the Sociopath
- Glibness and Superficial Charm.
- Manipulative and Conning. They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. ...
- Grandiose Sense of Self. ...
- Pathological Lying. ...
- Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. ...
- Shallow Emotions. ...
- Incapacity for Love.
- Need for Stimulation.
Those with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may begin to show symptoms in childhood, but the condition can't be diagnosed until adolescence or adulthood.
Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to lie, break laws, act impulsively, and lack regard for their own safety or the safety of others.
Symptoms may lessen with age.
Treatment may include talk therapy and support for affected family members.
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The solution is to constantly check ourselves, every word, every action, every idea.
- To dissect our values, and allow other people that love us to dissect our values and ideas.
- If we are surrounded by people who do not love us we might choose to speak less around them to avoid awkward situations.
- If your coworkers can't find a way to stop being oppressive, perhaps racist, you can just say hello, goodbye, have a nice day... restorative justice is designed for a community effort, if you have a group of three people that experience racism, they can share their ideas and feel supported. If is is just one person and the racist person, there is a high possibility that the racist person will deny the experience of the oppressed and cause more trauma. PTSD from racism is currently in the DSM.
- Find a community that you can connect to, if one is not safely available try youtubers that you can relate to or online forums.
- Sometimes we end up socializing online for safety, do whatever works best fr you at the time, maybe later you can have the opportunity to be part of a safe community.
- Perhaps you can create a safe community with the help of a local organization or a school.
- You are never alone, many people are probably looking for a safe community too, you can potentially work together.
Creative outlets help with self-expression and boredom.
Schools and communities need music and art, if we had more music and art we would probably see less struggles with mental health and the will to live and let live.
Art communities are places where people can make each other better people by speaking their mind and supporting each other.
Back up your friends and surround yourself with people that will back you up.
- Pointing out oppressive language is an excellent first step: point out racism, sexism, trans-phobic sentiments, homophobia, class-ism.
- Not all people hold on to oppressive beliefs, millions of people can speak freely without saying terrible things because they do not keep terrible values.
- The benefits of not being a terrible person outweigh the costs as being chill means maintaining lifelong happiness.
- Sometimes people have not seen another way to be and need a healthy example, a community can help.
- It is ok to keep healthy boundaries and not meet a person with oppressive values in private. If they invite you to a bar, you can suggest brunch... you don't owe them brunch though, that is only if you want to meet them outside of the group and want a daytime alternative.
- Human beings need family friendly, daytime activities with music and art, that are free or low cost. Preferably in a public place, in the middle of town, with cell phone access.
- A person that would like to break the habit of oppressive values will be open to being corrected by their peers. If their intent is truly peaceful, they will change themselves.
- People change themselves, when they want to, when they value the change and the benefits of being what their society recognizes as a "better person".
- Celebrate kindness, in yourself and in others, Even if kindness is self-serving and founded in selfishness.
- A psychopath might open a free clinic and provide medical care, just to feed a sense of grandiose accomplishment.
Fostering a community of people that feel empowered to provide feedback and call out oppressive words and behavior is a form of restorative justice.
- People need to be free to share anything you share with them and then choose to honor your privacy out of sheer free will.
- They need to be able to speak up if you tell them something that they feel a need to share with others, especially if their intent is to help you, and create community around an issue.
So, psychopathy and SOCIOPATHY are human possibilities, ANyone can do what they do, it is a matter of choice,
the aspect that stands out is lack of empathy
not being able to consider how others feel
being abused does not cause a person to become abusive
If they lack the ability to empathize with themselves, if they cannot recognize how they feel, they might adopt the reasoning and values of the abuser and justify abuse
otherwise, recognizing their own pain is likely to lead to not wanting to inflict that pain on another
this is how people that have gone through abuse oftentimes work to rid the world of abuse.
career choices for the Benign psychopath:
- Writer, especially horror, mystery, or science fiction
- Comic book creator
- Anything in film
- Social Worker
- Crisis Worker
So any job, especially any job that inspires creativity, being super present because anything can happen, and is different every day.
The appearance shallow emotions can be the result of Stoicism, not being shocked and choosing to react, or not react.
Retail sales and up sales are manipulative. Creating a business applies many psychopathic traits.
Humans are constantly looking for a balance between profit and ethics, benefit and a sense of caring.
- We can learn reasons to care about others even if we do not share the feeling of simply caring.
- What does that even mean? Since a feeling is so abstract, what matters is how each individuals' existence manifests on the planet.
- Their legacy and how they contributes to well-being.
- Nobody gets to tell anyone else whether or not what they feel is real or valid.
Human happiness is relative, we each have a unique concept of how happy we are in relation to how happy we have been before. Since everything we experience is the result of everything we have experienced in the past, we are constantly synthesizing how we feel according to what we know, and what we would like to know.
We can condition ourselves to believe that we are feeling-less monsters, others can condition us to believe that we are too.
What matters is the evidence of your actions.
Do people have to recover after dealing with you?
Or is their life better because they met you?
trust yourself to maintain peaceful intent, know that nothing can change you, only you can change you.
check in with yourself regularly, accept feedback from others... question everything.
See what evidence supports any feedback or concern, ask for examples or more details to gain clarity, and filter out manipulation.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.