The Psychopathy Checklist for 48-260

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University of Windsor
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

The Psychopathy Checklist 1. Superficial charm  the tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. He can also be a great listener, to simulate empathy while zeroing in on his targets’ dreams and vulnerabilities, to be able to manipulate them better.  able to captivate an audience (makes friends easily, very socializable)  they do good and socialized to get something out of it 2. Grandiose estimate of self  Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.  they think they are superior to everyone else, cocky, arrogant 3. Need for stimulation (Not happy with pleasures in life, excessive need for new stimuli, risky behaviours) 4. Pathological lying  Lying to them is just a tool (perfectly acceptable to lie to get what you want) 5. Cunning and manipulativeness  Taking lying to another level (lying in order to exploit another person) 6. Lack of remorse or guilt  They are cold-hearted (often blame victims themselves) 7. Shallow affect  They fake emotions because they think showing emotions is a sign of weakness (the only time they show is when it is socially acceptable)  they do not fake anger 8. Callousness and lack of empathy  If it doesn’t involve them getting a reward out of it, they just don’t care 9. Parasitic lifestyle  Live off from other people or liv
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