What psychopathy is not

  1. The most common misconception about psychopaths is they are serial killers. In truth psychopaths are much less prone to violence than neurotypical due to the missing emotional factor.
  2. You can become a psychopath — NO! You are born that way. You can become a sociopath IF you have the gen and the required environmental factors, but the two are very much different
  3. Psychopaths are emotionless — They have emotions, they are just dulled!
  4. Psychopaths enjoy giving or watching pain — They don’t. Sadistic psychopath however do!
  5. Psychopaths can be fixed with the right amount of love and empathetic care: No, psychopathy is in your brain structure and cannot be changed. We do not need fixing anyway nor do we want to.
  6. Psychopaths are hyperintelligent — They isn’t any scientific evidence this is true and actually most of the psychopath have average or below average. The percentage of high-functioning psychopaths is minior
  7. Psychopaths and Sociopaths are the same — Big NO! There are numerious differences to make them different. Although they may seem same, the motivation behind their behaviour differs.
  8. Psychopaths are fearless — They do feel fear, just not in a neurotypical way. More like adrenaline rushing up, without the paralysing factor
  9. Psychopaths are always rational — I think this myth came from the Narcissists that are pretending to be psychopaths. This isn’t true. They can be schizophrenic, paranoid, have a split personality, be driven by anger and make mistakes.
  10. That psychopaths can’t be spotted as children. Although applying labels is dangerous, psychopathic behavior can manifest itself at a very early age. Certainly the parents usually know that something is very wrong, and professionals can have a very clear idea of what they’re dealing with.

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