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Originally posted by nine-eyed-eel
I myself have been diagnosed as a psychopath (but nowadays they call it Antisocial Personality Disorder) though I only scored 72% on your test (but I hit all the DSM-4 criteria, you bet) and I have a few more helpful points you have not yet brought out.
Psychopaths tend to know that they are psychopaths (unless barnyard stupid or raised by wolves), they are aware of their diagnosis, and they know which of their characteristics are the psychopathic ones. Instead of being embarrassed or saddened by being psychopaths, like you would imagine a normal person feeling in such circumstances, they tend to feel more or less overtly proud of it, as if it conferred some (at least slight) honor or distinction - but that doesn't mean they will volunteer this information to you if it is against their interest.
Psychopaths think that the difference between themselves and other people is that psychopaths are clear-sighted, insightful, free and brave...whereas normal people worry too much about the things that others have told them are important, and never find out how to see themselves clearly and do what they actually want.
Psychopaths think that only they really know how to have a good time.
The only person a psychopath is likely to really think is fun for long, or to want to learn from for long, or to actually admire significantly, is another psychopath. Normal people are soggy and hard to light.
Psychopaths are overly proud of themselves even if they seem not to have accomplished anything, because they tell themselves "Nobody else could do what I have done"(which is usually true, they have generally performed many amazing and perversely difficult tricks on the way to getting nowhere after losing interest) and particularly because (this is true by definition) they can say of themselves "I always did exactly what I wanted to"/"I never did anything if I didn't want to"/"Nobody tells me what to do"/"I can do any god-damn thing I want" et cetera along those lines...that right there is the psychopathic principle, like "To thine own self be true" or "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven", "Nothing is true, everything is permitted" and I could multiply similar proverbs to the same effect.
Hopefully these observations are to the point...I would also point out that the OP tends to depict psychopaths crushing or burning victims, ones like that are kind of a heavy touch, one-trick, low-functioners...Psychopaths don't need to be parasitic or dependent, they can be as self-reliant as anybody while still displaying their typical flagrant disregard...I mean, if you had permission to do anything/whatever you wanted, not everybody would want to cause others to do things for them/take care of them, for any length of time...a psychopath can also just want to keep moving, learn something new, take care of themselves and see what happens next...Ones like that just don't cause so much comment...
Originally posted by NNEECE
I got a 68%
Said I'm devastatingly charming but I use it mostly for evil. Many of those questions I felt bad checking the box =(
Originally posted by HulaAnglers
reply to post by OMFGitsJack
The test is not for you, it is for someone you have to deal with, it is about not taking a toxic person for granted and their atrocious behavior as "normal"
If you are a good person you will meet many evil people in your life, you need to recognize them and their actions. More importantly you need to recognize which evil behaviors you have been conned into excepting as reasonable and to reject those behaviors - both in yourself and in others - as unacceptable.
Try again - it works for me