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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.
Could you spot a psychopath?

You can spot psychopaths by looking at their eyes, new research suggests

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.
Psychopaths hide in plain sight.

The one trait that separates psychopaths from sociopaths

Sociopaths and psychopaths have many similarities, such as a lack of compassion and empathy. But there is one characteristic that separates them.
Repetition compulsion means you're subconsciously trying to fix the past.

6 types of people to avoid getting into a relationship with

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.
Narcissists all seem to follow the same blueprint.

Narcissists all follow the same patterns — here are some of the most common phrases they use

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.
Psychopaths hide in plain sight.

Psychopathic traits are usually only attractive to other psychopaths — here’s why

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.
Psychopathic traits may help men get to the top, but hinder women.

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.
Psychopaths don't yawn when you do.

Catching someone’s yawn is linked to empathy, and psychopaths are often immune

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.
There are nine dark personality traits.

The 9 dark personality traits of narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths — and what they mean

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.

Psychopaths have more dreams about sex and murder, according to a new study

People with dark personality traits are more likely to dream about having sex and committing violent acts like shooting and hitting others. But having these sorts of dreams doesn't automatically make you a psychopath.