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ttomm46
07-17-2014, 01:43 PM
How to Spot a Psychopath
By GRETCHEN RUBIN

How to Spot a PsychopathI love finding–or inventing–ways to categorize people. I agree with philosopher Isaiah Berlin, who observed, “Every classification throws light on something.”

I’ve devised several of these, and of the ones I’ve come up with myself, my favorites are the Abstainer/Moderator distinction and the four Rubin Tendencies.

Because of this interest, I was intrigued to come across the Psychopathic Personality Inventory, a personality test for traits associated with psychopathy (link to actual quiz below).

I think that we can all agree that one thing that does not contribute to a happy life is a relationship with a psychopath. But what traits are associated with psychopaths?


The test seeks to measure:

Social influence — a tendency to seem charming, persuasive
Fearlessness — a tendency to embrace risk without fear or anxiety
Stress immunity — stays cool in difficult circumstances
Machiavellian egocentricity — a tendency to consider only personal needs
Rebellious nonconformity — a tendency to neglect of social conventions and regulations
Blame externalization — a tendency to assign blame for problems or obstacles to other people
Carefree lack of planning — limited willingness to make future plans
Cold-heartedness — no guilt or remorse
People throw around the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” quite frequently, but these are technical terms with very specific meanings. That said, if there’s someone in your life who seems to show many of the above traits, it might be useful to reflect on that.

Lanie
07-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Sounds like a teenager.

noonwitch
07-17-2014, 02:47 PM
The main symptom of a psycho or sociopath is that he or she does not consider other people to be humans like them-that think, feel, bleed, bruise and die.

Elspeth
07-17-2014, 02:48 PM
Sounds like a teenager.

I don't know what teenagers you know, but even as a joke that doesn't make sense.

RobJohnson
07-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Sounds like a teenager.

I can see how some of the descriptions fit teenagers. Many of them only care about today and only themselves. They are just brats!

Lanie
07-17-2014, 03:22 PM
I can see how some of the descriptions fit teenagers. Many of them only care about today and only themselves. They are just brats!

Thank you. lol.

thundley4
07-17-2014, 06:36 PM
The test seeks to measure:

Social influence — a tendency to seem charming, persuasive Obama
Fearlessness — a tendency to embrace risk without fear or anxiety
Stress immunity — stays cool in difficult circumstances The left always portrays Obama as calm and cool.
Machiavellian egocentricity — a tendency to consider only personal needs Obama
Rebellious nonconformity — a tendency to neglect of social conventions and regulations "I will act without congress".
Blame externalization — a tendency to assign blame for problems or obstacles to other people DUH!!
Carefree lack of planning — limited willingness to make future plans Obama doesn't see the effects of his programs.
Cold-heartedness — no guilt or remorse ​Goes along with always blaming others.

JohnnyJeb
07-17-2014, 08:29 PM
I just watched this whole video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5agLW7fTzBc ...it describes why Hitler lost WW2. Like Obama , to Hitler every decision was about politics, Nazi ideology.

If you have time to watch the whole thing, it's amazing how much Obama and the democrats are like Hitler and the Nazis .

British professor gave a good talk. If nothing else, watch the first minute and last 40 seconds and make a comment.

Elspeth
07-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Thank you. lol.

I still think you're wrong here. If you really think this about teenagers, you shouldn't be in education.

RobJohnson
07-18-2014, 12:05 AM
The test seeks to measure:

Social influence — a tendency to seem charming, persuasive Obama
Fearlessness — a tendency to embrace risk without fear or anxiety
Stress immunity — stays cool in difficult circumstances The left always portrays Obama as calm and cool.
Machiavellian egocentricity — a tendency to consider only personal needs Obama
Rebellious nonconformity — a tendency to neglect of social conventions and regulations "I will act without congress".
Blame externalization — a tendency to assign blame for problems or obstacles to other people DUH!!
Carefree lack of planning — limited willingness to make future plans Obama doesn't see the effects of his programs.
Cold-heartedness — no guilt or remorse ​Goes along with always blaming others.

Well done, Sir