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Whether sociopaths can be pro-social or benevolent has a huge impact on society. This is the pivotal question here: a are sociopaths capable of social good, broadly defined, and b if so, are they better at doing good than neurotypical people? What is a sociopath? So again, what is a sociopath? Robert Hare, one of the foremost experts on psychopathy, created a checklist of common traits:.
In his new book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success , the Oxford research psychologist argues that psychopathic personality traits—charm, confidence, ruthlessness, coolness under pressure—can, in the right doses, be a good thing. Not all psychopaths are violent, he says, and some of them are just the sort of people society can count on in a crisis. To further his psychopathic studies, Dutton is seeking participants for his Great American Psychopath Survey, which he says will reveal the most psychopathic states, cities and professions in the United States. Try it for yourself at wisdomofpsychopaths. Are psychopaths misunderstood? Not by default, anyway.
Mark Oliver , Published April 22, Psychopaths get a bit of a bad rap. Most people believe that psychopaths are dangerous people who should be separated from society. Despite this characterization, there are nonviolent psychopaths. In fact, people with this disorder may have some advantages over other people.
On the outside, sociopaths are often bold and exciting. Certain traits, like rarely feeling guilt or shame, constant lying and unreliability, and having a hard time with the concept of love are all things psychologists look for when trying to diagnose sociopathy. Still, it's an inexact science. People with so-called sociopathic traits can also appear charming because they may be confident, bold, and the life of the party. Even the exact definition of sociopathy is contended, making it harder to estimate the amount of people actually living with the disorder.