It is not uncommon that when the term "psychopath
" is mentioned, a number of famous fictional figures spring to minds such as Patrick Bateman, Freddy Krueger, and Dexter Morgan to name a few.
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/10-signs-you-may-be-psychopath-2545267) 10 Signs That You May Be A Psychopath
The Welsh journalist - and author, broadcaster and screenwriter - has described himself as a certified psychopath
In 2011, he released the book The Psychopath
Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, which delved into the topic of psychopathic behaviour via the Hare Psychopathy Checklist and examined its reliability.
is simply an unusual personality type.
endeavors to recreate and preserve his ethereal
is commonly characterised as a person with a profound lack of empathy and remorse, who behaves in a disinhibited fashion - but not all psychopaths
become killers," said Prof Wilson.
Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist at the University of Oxford, makes this claim in his book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths
: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success.
Written to be accessible to all, including general readers, the book includes chapters on how to identify and deal with subclinical psychopaths
and gives advice on what to do if your romantic partner turns out to be a subclinical psychopath
Kevin Duton is a passionate story teller who piqued my interest by his clever lecture title, "What Psychopaths
Teach Us about How to Succeed" and his ability to weave experiments, interviews, and case studies into a cohesive narrative in a Scientific American (2012) podcast adapted from his book.
Scientists writing in the journal Current Biology say the patterns could act as a marker singling out children at risk of becoming adult psychopaths
The Thing About Psychopaths
is performed at the Lantern Theatre on Saturday at 7.30pm.