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Heroes and psychopaths may have something in common, according to new research that links psychopathic personality traits to selfless behavior.
The finding may seem incongruous, given that lack of empathy for others is a key trait of psychopathy, which is also marked by impulsivity, superficial charm and lack of remorse. But some personality traits of psychopaths may be, in some situations, positive, said study researcher Scott Lilienfeld, a psychologist at Emory University in Atlanta.
"Personality traits can be good or bad depending on the person and depending on the situation and also how they're channeled," Lilienfeld told LiveScience. Take fearless dominance, which describes a boldness frequently seen in psychopaths, he said.
The higher up the ladder you go, the more favorable it is to be a psychopath.
Are we unknowingly allowing a society to evolve that is the perfect breeding ground, and perhaps even a "killing field," for psychopaths?
I'm going to say it again in another way.
The number one game of sociopaths,
is the hunt for sociopaths. It is the most
effective way to eliminate their rivals.
Socio/psychopaths manipulate/use emotions as a tool to get their own way. Like winning favor among their peers.
It's the sociopaths amongst us that try to sell "the ends justifies the means" bovine excrement, leaving us worse-off than beforehand.
There is a sociopath behind everything that is wrong with society.
Take economics as an example, why caress the same sword that slays the people you love?
Its simple to place the blame on "them" is it not? Takes away all personal responsibility in the matter.