Spend constantly. How many times have we heard in the news: a seemingly normal man, who enjoyed good reputation and had never raised suspicions, one day he is brought before the court to testify for a series of crimes that neither his closest suspect that would be able to commit.
This sort of thing can lead to ask a somewhat macabre question:
Would I be able to recognize a psychopath?
Of course, "said than done there is a stretch" and that, regardless of the characteristics listed diagnostic manuals or the number of experts who say the unmistakable features of psychopathy are "X" or "Y", the truth is that every psychopath has a different way to function in society . And, of course, it seems that psychopaths ready to commit crimes every day learn to go unnoticed.
However, if certain trends and patterns of behaviour, from the statistics, do more possible to detect a psychopath . Here you can find 10 keys usually be helpful to the experts.
How are psychopaths? 10 characteristics:-
1. No long-term goals arise
Psychopaths tend to lead a lifestyle based on immediacy , so that tomorrow they worry relatively little compared to nearby targets over time (especially if they are based on primary and pulses). They tend to meet their most basic needs (hunger, sex, stay, etc.) so you do not tend to meticulously plan their future.
They can organize themselves to pursue a goal that they consider important, but usually these goals always pursue short-term results. For example, a psychopath with a propensity to crime could steal a luxury car to impress a girl and get it up to him to abuse her sexually after.
Let's make something very clear: everyone lies . Some more, some less. Now it is not the same a "small" or "white" to lie pathologically tell lies.
Psychopaths have a knack for lying, and sometimes they do to get what they want even if it means hurting others because it does not provide for the nature of the consequences of those lies. Also, always they tend to justify and rationalize their actions.
The classic description of psychopaths characterizes them as people who are not tied to "contracts" or "agreements" with the rest of humanity .
This means they have difficulties to repress certain behaviours to avoid prejudicing the rest. It is for this reason that they have the distinction of being sporadic in the work they perform, as well as the constantly moving residence. In the life story of a psychopath it is common to find that the jobs performed were performed for short periods of time.
4. Charming superficial and false adaptation
Psychopaths tend to function in everyday life with relative adaptability because they have cleverly learned to earn the trust of others with his fake charm . These attitudes are simply ploys used to hide their true intentions. Such is the case of John Wayne Gacy "the murderer clown" in which the policemen were shocked after hearing neighbors talk to Gacy as a kind and gentle man. Or that successful businessman close kindly hands while engaged in money laundering business.
5. Establish long-term bonding
This point is sensed in the past. The emotional instability characteristic is an almost unanimous in people who have been diagnosed with psychopathy.
6. They are problematic
The DSM-IV states that people with antisocial personality disorder are characterized by their inability to understand the norms and rules of society, as well as a pervasive pattern of disregard and violation of the rights of others.
Psychopaths tend to be conflict and its history is not surprising to find that they have been convicted of an offence on more than one occasion . They often get into trouble and whose punishments and consequences seem to care at all.
7. They tend to parasitic life
Things that have to do with routine and responsibility (as a legal and stable work, for instance) they are boring, so they prefer to carry a parasitic lifestyle . That is, live off others.
8. They are manipulators
Psychopaths have an incredible almost innate capacity for persuasion and for seduction , often tools used to manipulate others and achieve their evil ends.They do not skimp on treating others as objects to be used this charisma to get what they want, even if it takes damage or harm to others. That is why we like to "interact" with submissive and dependent nature of people to exploit or abuse them.
9. Lack of empathy
It is probably the most unmistakable characteristic of a psychotic disorder in the person.Psychopaths do not have the ability to "step into the shoes of the other" , to feel what the other person feels. However, psychopaths themselves can understand the emotions of others, identify physiological changes involved a mood and even imitate.
For example, a psychopath know someone smiling probably feel happy, or someone crying is sad, but these feelings of others are unintelligible to them beyond their comprehension of them theoretically. They can not understand the joy or pain experienced by the other.
10. Do not feel fear, guilt or shame
Psychopaths do not repent of their actions, they lack conscience as they live under its own scheme of values, doing what they consider necessary to meet their needs. However, they know how to use guilt against others "good" and for them to manipulate an impressive mastery.
On the other hand, psychopaths often look for stocks that are exciting, reasons that the routine tends to bore you. This leads to the search for striking activities and even reckless, since they do not experience fear or be intimidated by anything or anyone.
Currently it is estimated that the number of psychopaths (prevalence) could be in the fork between 1% and 3% of the population world total. However, although only experts can diagnose and identify cases of psychopathy, yes there are lessons we can learn from this.Including the fact that some (though few in number) Human beings can go far harming others, and not everyone immovable moral restraints.
Dr. Ana Beatriz Barbosa Silva, for example, recommends that when we must decide who to trust, we must bear in mind that the combination of evil actions consistent with frequent stage games that appeal to pity are like "a flare planted in front of a person without conscience " . And the combination of emotional manipulation and lack of impulse control can be very dangerous.
Nevertheless, of course, people with these characteristics are not necessarily serial killer and perhaps even violent. However, they are individuals that can cost a lot form attachments and get to build a healthy and symmetrical relationship in which we can trust the other our goods, leave to care for our children, do business with this or share secrets. After all, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopaths .