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If I’m not mistaken, there are theories that suggest that we all are born a psychopath. Just as we mature, we become less and less of a psychopath. As if we need to learn how *not* to be a psychopath.
This theory is also further reinforced by the fact that toddlers are a very good example of psychopath.
I’m not saying toddlers are psychopaths. Nor am I saying it is true. I’m just saying that this theory exists.
They claim 90% of male psychopaths are caught up in the criminal justice system, and use that in part to substantiate the argument that psychopaths act irrationally. However, the author ignores the fact that people are generally only diagnosed as psychopaths *after* they’ve done something bad.
Not saying that I disagree with the central concept, but that’s a frustrating oversight for the author to make.
The only difference is whether or not you *act* on those thoughts…
What always has my mind in a twist is how terming people ill seems so odd to me. I mean, arent they just different, technically speaking.
The reason psychopaths are considered ill is only in the context of our society. We’ve all agreed we value certain things (To an extent agreed :P) and its only in light of the values we have chosen that a psychopath is considered ill. His or her illness wont directly affect their health. It just prohibits them from forming personal connections like other people do.
Combine that with the fact that psychopaths actually function amazingly well in our market driven economy (That doesnt suprise me. Having no conscious must be a benefit when u want to get ahead of the competition) and I somehow wonder what gives us the right to judge their moral compass. And how different is the inability to feel emotions to the inability for deductive reasoning? Are stupid people ill because they cant function at an average level intelectually aswell?
I’m obviously not saying anything to condone anyones behaviour, but these questions genuinly wrinkle my brow. I often feel like I struggle immensly proffesionally because Im a passive person and I avoid confrontation. I can see benefits to being a undetermined amount more like a psychopath just to function in a world that runs on resource competition. to what extent would I be considered ill for being to emphatic?
Interesting to think about 🙂 what do you all think?
What is easier when one gets cutoff in traffic?
1. Get mad and have murderous thoughts
2. Stay calm and understand why they cutoff in traffic
It’s built-in. Negative emotions are more powerful than positive ones. It’s just biology.