Psychopathyis a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, egocentricity, superficial charm, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, criminality, antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle[clarify], and lacking guilt.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy
what is shocking is in how great a percentage. Between 3 and 5 percent of the population are sociopaths or psychopaths, with the majority of that number occupied by men.http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/2210
12 Jul 2012 ..We all have our personality quirks that either endear us to others, or drive them to distraction, often simultaneously. But when does a quirk become a liability in the workplace? And how can you minimize the fallout?
Some extreme personalities may be good for business, but there’s one that most would steer well clear of: The corporate psychopath.
While the term ‘psychopath’ usually suggests highly antisocial individuals with……….
I Am Fishead – Documentary Film (2011)
Published on Jun 27, 2012
Documentary about how psychopaths and antidepressants influence our society – a provocative snapshot of the world we live in.
Directed and Produced by Misha Votruba and Vaclav Dejcmar
It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying “A fish rots from the head.” we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us.
Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywood’s stereotypical image, they are not always blood-thirsty monsters from slasher movies. Actually, that nice lady who chatted you up on the subway this morning could be one. So could your elementary school teacher, your grinning boss, or even your loving boyfriend. The medical definition is simple: A psychopath is a person who lacks empathy and conscience, the quality which guides us when we choose between good and evil, moral or not. Most of us are conditioned to do good things. Psychopaths are not. Their impact on society is staggering, yet altogether psychopaths barely make up one percent of the population.
Broken into three parts, our search for the fishead starts in New York City, on Wall Street, where a big chunk of the world power is concentrated. This small plot of city land is where the economic crisis erupted and what we found there has far-reaching consequences, both for the psychopaths and us normal folk.
The second part of the film touches on how, for a small number of people, overuse of antidepressants can result in behaviors that appear to mimic some psychopathic features. Although overuse of these medications will not produce psychopathy, they may stifle emotion and decrease the user’s ability to feel empathy. They also may have the opposite effects, “normalizing” emotional experience and empathy. More than one-third of the Western population uses and, in some cases, abuses these drugs. But why? So why do we want to take a pill that flattens or normalizes our normal feelings? We think something sure smells fishy again.
It is not too far fetched to say that for the first time in history we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. On top of that, we don’t seem to think it’s a problem. In the third part, we come back to the idea of us, the normal people in our day-to-day life. How much different are we from the average psychopath? By embracing a superficial culture, each of us maybe unwillingly supports the fishead. Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Through interviews with renowned psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo, leading expert on psychopathy Professor Robert Hare, former President of Czech Republic and playwright Vaclav Havel, authors Gary Greenberg and Christopher Lane, professor Nicholas Christakis, among numerous other thinkers, we have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed shocking implications for us and our society.
Length: 80 min.
Released: Sep 11 2011
BBC documentary covering the source of morality and interesting findings about
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By Jack Mullen
Were people consciously aware something was about to change in a very bad way just before Lenin and Trotsky appeared on the scene in Petrograd in the Spring of 1917 ? Did the German people realize accepting the ‘hope’ of Hitler would result in something so hideous and evil that tens of millions of people would die and a permanent blood stain would appear on the history of Germany? What was life like months or years before the Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of the Turks, did they know that government imposed gun control was really disarmament before extermination? How about the Chinese before the tyrant Mao,or the North Koreans before the Kim Jung Il family infestation, did these people know what was coming, but didn’t know what they could do?
Most of written history is written on pages of blood – peaceful times of happiness, love and the recession of trauma doesn’t survive the filter of condensed history.
I think today, right now , is another one of those moments just before something very bad is about to happen. And, this time, we have the proclivity of written historical records for storing bad news to learn potentially lifesaving, culture rescuing information before we slip into the blood and carnage of insanity.
Unlike 110 years ago, the modern science of human personality can provide facts and understanding necessary to prevent calamity from happening again. This time we can get public support for adverting disaster by calling on the science of psychology – especially in the specialty of personality and specifically in the nature of the psychopath.
Although Sigmund Freud introduced the world to the word psychopath in his book “Psychopathology of Everyday Life” published in 1901, it would be forty years later that interested psychiatrists, and then psychologist would clearly resolve and define psychopathology to include the personality type of psychopath; a personality type of great importance to the future of mankind.
One of the first researchers to study and document the nature of personality types called psychopaths was…………………
………….It’s time humanity faces what it already knows: roughly six percent of the population are psychopaths and psychopaths in charge of a government are extraordinarily evil and life threatening [see references below]. Humanity must establish a standard for exposing and filtering against psychopaths in positions of power over people. Historic suffering throughout the ages is related to the evil of the psychopath, it’s time to standup against the psychopath and end pathocracy.
This is a difficult situation, action on the part of everyone is required now. Stand up in larger numbers with louder voices against the repeal of rights granted by the Constitution. We must NEVER consent to being disarmed; opposing gun control is paramount. Thomas Jefferson said “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”……………
……………….This is a critical time in the history of humanity, a time when you have to educate yourself and have courage to take non-violent action against a very violent infestation of the worst possible personality types. Think about the Russians, Germans, Chinese and so many others that might have been able to prevent a blood bath of agony with just some responsible action prior to the onslaught. I would also say it is important to understand psychopaths have no emotions, no empathy and they don’t care for you at all. Think about what kind of person would order the deliberate down the pants aggression of it’s “security” agents ( the TSA ) . These people are not protecting you , they are groping you like animals , animals that have no future, other than food for the psychopaths. Take action today.
Please pass this on to anyone that can read – time is short.