posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 12:59 AM
reply to post by Kgdetroit
Hares checklist doesnt distinguish between the two. It doesnt determine how you go to the state which is pretty much the only declared difference.
He is prominently featured in the book I suggested " the Psychopath Test."
He is a controversial figure. His views if taken to the extreme could lead to a witch hunt. Almost like these are soulless people that walk among us
and are almost impossible to identify. Someone labeled a sociopath could be doomed by that diagnosis. The book actually starts off detailing such a
This young man assaulted someone, beating them very badly, but he convinced everyone he was crazy by quoting movies like natural born killers and
clockwork orange in hopes that he would go to a hospital rather than do a few years in jail. His plan worked except they diagnosed him a psychopath
and he's been trying to get out of broadmoore for like 20 years. Im not sure what his sentence turned out or recall if he went free but he served like
4 times the sentence because of the label. And they didnt label him a psychopath because the quotes.. the labeled jim a psychopath because using the
quotes and scheming was indicative of a psychopath (but also indicative of natural desperation to avoid prison).
So that checklist is dangerous. It seems to me that psychopaths could and would lie and outwit the answers and others more naive may be incorrectly
determined a psychopath.
In the end though, the two words started out meaning the same thing. It seems they are trying to change that, but hares checklist certainly makes no
edit on 21-2-2014 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)