Dutton’s thought process after studying psychopaths seems to be that being psychopath isn’t all bad. At least if you’re not violent.
There are a lot of myths surround psychopaths, most perpetuated by media, films, TV series, books, etc. I wonder where Bloggers are the list?
1. Myth: All psychopaths are killers. Truth: Extremely rare.
2. Myth: They’re bad people. Truth: They see things in a different way, that can sometimes cause bad results.
3. Myth: Only out for themselves. Truth: They are often more altruistic that most people, but can be egocentric.
4. Myth: Have no empathy. Truth: More empathy, not always used well.
5. Myth: Can’t ‘read’ people. Truth: Can actually read people better than many, even micro expressions.
In a world dominated by Cyberethics and Groupthink, this is a timely, absorbing, gripping, and provocative book.
Psychopaths are on the rise in society, especially among youth and yet technically, society is less violent. Is this just an evolution in humans? Intriguing. I don’t have an opinion either way as long as they don’t hurt others.
I won’t tell you my score on the psychopath quiz, but it does kinda explain the broke and obscure part. Sigh.
Go to http://wisdomofpsychopaths.com/ to take the Psychopath test…