Category Archives: psychopathy

Why narcissists are more hated than psychopaths.

All four Cluster B disorders are vilified, especially on the Internet, but for a long time I wondered why NPD seemed to be even more demonized than ASPD (antisocial personality disorder) and psychopathy and seemed to be regarded as the … Continue reading

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From Psycho-Linguistics to the Politics of Psychopathy. Part 1: Propaganda.

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
1. Propaganda Techniques Metacognition: We need to be mindful of how we think as well as what we think. While the term propaganda has acquired a strongly negative connotation by association with its most manipulative and jingoistic examples…

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Psychopathy may not be what you think.

I’ve been doing some reading about psychopathy and have found out some surprising things. I always was a little confused as to how psychopathy differed from sociopathy and have used those terms interchangeably on this blog due to my confusion. … Continue reading

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I can’t relate to narcissists who love their disorder.

I read this post at Psychforums written by a person who sees their narcissism as a huge advantage. I spent all my life trying to figure out why I felt so different from other people. A few months ago I … Continue reading

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NPD vs. malignant narcissism vs. psychopathy.

I know a lot of readers are probably confused about the differences between NPD (narcissistic personality disorder), malignant narcissism and psychopathy. I think this article about malignant narcissism from the website The Narcissistic Life describes the differences in a very … Continue reading

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“Risky Business”–another 1980s hit that glorified psychopaths and narcissists.

A while back, I wrote an article about the 1980s teen hit movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and how its title character–the hero of the movie–was actually a raging (but extremely charming) psychopath who scored high on Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist. … Continue reading

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What is “the dark triad”?

“The Dark Triad” by ShadOw-wOlf on Deviantart I’ve heard this term before, so I decided to look it up. According to Wikipedia: The Dark Triad is a group of three personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. Use of the term … Continue reading

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Disturbing documentary about narcissists and psychopaths

I never saw this film (Narcissism: The Psychology of Demons) before. While I dislike the all-too-common merging together of the characteristics of psychopathy/sociopathy/ASPD with those of NPD (non-malignant narcissists are not without feelings, even if they are very self-centered), this … Continue reading

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New books for psychopathic business leaders!

Found in the same copy of MAD I wrote about a couple weeks ago … obviously this is supposed to be a joke but 3 of the titles recognize the psychopathy the business world reeks with! Sorry about the crappy … Continue reading

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The Psychopathy of Ayn Rand

“Ayn Rand1” by Phyllis Cerf (April 13, 1916– November 25, 2006), permission obtained from her son Christopher Cerf[…]Richard E. RalstonPublishing ManagerThe Ayn Rand Institute”. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia. I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan … Continue reading

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