First described - Medical College of Georgia psychiatrist Hervey M. Cleckley in 1941, - specific set of personality traits and behaviors.
Positives - Superficially charming, psychopaths tend to make a good first impression on others and often strike observers as remarkably normal.
Negatives self-centered, dishonest and undependable, and at times they engage in irresponsible behavior for no apparent reason other than the sheer fun of it. Largely devoid of guilt, empathy and love, they have casual and callous interpersonal and romantic relationships.
Psychopaths routinely offer excuses for their reckless and often outrageous ...
This solution explores psychopathy as a mental illness from the perspective of psychology. A 367 word outline, including definitions and references, is provided.
Differences Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath
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