Psychopathy is a serious mental disorder characterized by a pattern of sentimental and behavioral symptoms. It is a disorder in which a person shows unscrupulous and rebellious behavior. There is an absence of expertise in psychopath to adore or develop personal affiliations. Extreme selfishness, failure to learn from experience are also the characteristic features of a psychopath.
The signs and symptoms of psychopathy are identified most commonly in scientific studies by Hare’s 20-item Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. Following are the some psychopath’s signs and symptoms.
Glib and superficial
Psychopaths are often fluent and verbally superficial. They can be hilarious and entertaining talkers and are very clever to tell doubtful but convincing stories that cast themselves in a good light. They can be very effective in showing themselves well and are often very amiable and attractive.
Egocentric and grandiose
Psychopaths are selfish and impulsive. They see themselves as the center of the universe, satisfied in living according to their own rules.
Lack of remorse or guilt
They have no sense of shame and responsibility. They usually have handy excuses for their conduct, and in some circumstances refute that it happened at all.
Lack of empathy
Another sign of a psychopath is lack of empathy. Psychopaths are completely apathetic to the rights and misery of family and strangers alike. If they do maintain this it is just because they see family members as belongings.
Deceitful and manipulative
They are more likely to gain the trust of people. They are very manipulative.
Psychopaths and love are implausible combinations. They are not able to experience love and consider it as a weakness that generates helplessness.
Poor behavior controls
Psychopaths are highly reactive to perceived insults or slights. Psychopaths are quick-tempered or argumentative and tend to retort to frustration, failure, discipline, and criticism with sudden violence, threats or verbal abuse.
Antisocial behavior is the key symptom or sign of a psychopath. Psychopaths see the rules and outlooks of society as inconvenient and unreasonable. They make their own rules. Antisocial and unlawful activities of psychopaths are more wide-ranging and frequent than are those of other criminals.