Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths and...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Are You Involved With A Psychopath

Stop the madness indeed

I have often wondered if elite families from the upper rungs of society have not been accidentally, or even intentionally, breeding offspring with specific genetic traits of psychopathy as this article alludes to.

Are You Involved With A Psychopath?
Michael G. Conner, Psy.D

There is a growing discussion among researchers to suggest there may be a genetic influence that creates a psychopathic personality. The psychopath may lack the ability to physically feel what others identify as the physical sensation of guilt. They can feel fear, anger, sadness in the moment but not guilt for what they did or what they are about to do. Some sociologists believe that a sexually promiscuous psychopath who can live off others is a survivor and may represent one of many genes for survival in the human species.

Even more surprising has been the observation that many adult psychopaths do not seem to benefit from support, counseling or therapy and may in fact commit crimes again and sooner because of it. Research using brain scanning technology has revealed that the brain of a psychopath functions and processes information differently. One famous brain imaging study showed that psychopaths can remain calm looking photos of dead bodies in automobile accidents where as other people were clearly upset. They don't use their brain they way others do. This suggests that they may be physically different from normal people.

Are You Involved With A Psychopath Article