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Trying to diagnose the ‘Joker’ shows what the film gets wrong about mental illness, according to a psychopath expert
He said the Joker doesn't fall into the criteria for diagnoses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Even labeling him a psychopath is reductive.
Facing dark thoughts like murder or rape fantasies could help us sympathise with ‘evil,’ according to a criminal psychologist
According to criminal psychologist Julia Shaw, the word 'evil' is defunct, and someone's humanity is a lot more nuanced than the worst decision they ever made.
A psychopath's pupils don't dilate what they see something scary, as they don't tend to feel threatened when the rest of us do.
Sociopaths and psychopaths have many similarities, such as a lack of compassion and empathy. But there is one characteristic that separates them.
There are several types of people you should avoid getting into a romantic relationship with. This is because they are highly draining and a relationship with them is likely to end up being toxic and damaging, so look out for any red flags early on.
It can feel like all narcissists are cut from the same cloth, because they act in such similar patterns. Here are some of the most common things you'll hear them utter, and in what stages of a relationship to expect them.
A study found that psychopathic traits such as recklessness, a lack of empathy, and manipulation may only be tolerable by other people with dark personalities.
Psychopaths may not be as useful in leadership as you think — and women are often punished for dark traits while men are rewarded
According to a new study, having psychopathic traits may not be as much of an advantage in leadership as we've come to believe. Also, men seem to succeed when showing these traits while women are more likely to be discouraged.
People who score highly for psychopathy are less likely to catch people's yawns. Contagious yawning has been linked to empathy — something which psychopaths tend to lack.
Having one dark personality trait means you're more likely to have another. But having a few doesn't mean you're necessarily a psychopath, narcissist, or sociopath. You may just have some tendencies.