How I Know the U.S.A. is Run By PSYCHOPATHS

Comment: The reason they make sure presidents are psychopaths is because during a war they will have to order bombs that will kill children and can’t have a normal person in office.

Originally Answered: how do I know if I am a psychopath ?

1) As an introduction, you can watch this video from the Welsh journalist and author Ron Jonson, related to his 2011 book “The Psychopath test”, where he shortly explains his journey into discovering psychopathy.

2) Read the official definition of a psychopath written by Robert Hare, and see if you can score yourself on the PCL-R checklist.

Robert Hare is a researcher in criminal psychology, and this is officially the “golden standard” for assessing psychopathy.

There are 20 items in the PCL-R checklist. Scoring for each item:

– 0 if it does not apply at all

– 1 if there is a partial match or mixed information

– 2 if there is a reasonably good match to the offender.

Try to be honest, and add them up to get your score.

Out of a maximum score of 40, the cut-off for the label of psychopathy is 30 in the United States and 25 in the United Kingdom.A cut-off score of 25 is also sometimes used for research purposes.

Psychopathy Checklist-Revised: Factors, Facets, and Items

Factor 1

Facet 1: Interpersonal

Facet 2: Affective

  • Lack of remorse or guilt
  • Emotionally shallow
  • Callous/lack of empathy
  • Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Factor 2

Facet 3: Lifestyle

  • Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
  • Parasitic lifestyle
  • Lack of realistic, long-term goals
  • Impulsivity
  • Irresponsibility

Facet 4: Antisocial

Other items

  • Many short-term marital relationships
  • Promiscuous sexual behavior

Psychopathy Checklist

3) – Did you use to be cruel to animals when you were young?

– Did you use to wet your bed frequently and past a certain age?

– Did you use to set fires?

This is the “Macdonald triad”. It may give you another clue.

Macdonald triad

4) Do you do any of these professions?

  1. CEO
  2. Lawyer
  3. Media (TV/Radio)
  4. Salesperson
  5. Surgeon
  6. Journalist
  7. Police Officer
  8. Clergyperson
  9. Chef
  10. Civil Servant

Then there is a higher chance you are psychopathic.

Do you do any of these professions?

  1. Care Aide
  2. Nurse
  3. Therapist
  4. Craftsperson
  5. Beautician/Stylist
  6. Charity Worker
  7. Teacher
  8. Creative Artist
  9. Doctor
  10. Accountant

Then there is a lower chance that are psychopathic.

5) Do you have any of these characteristics?

If yes, there is a higher chance that you are psychopathic.

6) Do a special fMRI scan of your brain. Psychopath brains have a different activity than others. There is a notable lack of activity at the front part of the brain, which is the “social” part of it.

Sample fMRI scan #1

This is explained more in this video with James Fallon, an American neuroscientist working at the University of California who is famous for discovering that he is a psychopath. However, he may also be along the autistic spectrum too.

British BBC presenter Michael Mosley also discovered that he is a psychopath in a brain scan performed by professor Christian Keysers at the Neuro Imaging Centre in Groningen, Holland.

I’m a psychopath! BBC presenter Michael Mosley’s shocking discovery thanks to a revolutionary brain scan

Sample MRI scan #2

Michael Mosley doing some brain testing

Do you also see similarities in James Fallon’s approach to thinking with yours?

If yes, there is a higher chance that you are psychopathic.

Some of my personal and quick ways to get there:

7) Do you like art? Do you find any interest and understanding of art and creativity? Can you be artistically creative and original, such as paint something, write a poem, or sing?

If yes, then you are most likely not a psychopath.

8) Do you ever laugh at jokes? Do you laugh with anything at all? Do you ever cry? Do you understand the purpose of comedy?

If yes, you are most likely not a psychopath.

9) Do you always enjoy performing extremely intense sex, always in a dominant way, and particularly anal?

If yes, there is a higher chance that you are psychopathic.

10) Would you call yourself the “master of mindfucking”? Do you think that you can immediately spot others’ weaknesses and use them against them to achieve your own goals?

If yes, you are most likely a psychopath.

11) Do you have a good sense of smell?

If yes, there is a lower chance that you are psychopathic.

These findings are from a study done by Mehmet Mahmut and Richard Stevenson in 2012, at the Macquarie University in Australia.

Psychopaths Have Poor Sense of Smell, Study Finds

People With Psychopathic Tendencies May Have A Bad Sense Of Smell

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12) Do other people tell you that you have a very strong or even “piercing” stare, and particularly if you think that someone appears to antagonize you? Do you find that women are charmed frequently and instantly just by your stare?

If yes, there is a high chance that you are psychopathic.

13) Is your stare “empty and hypnotic”, and as in these pictures?

The so-called “reptilian stare” in the occult, is the psychopathic stare. These are some approximate examples.

The Reptilian Psychopathic Stare
Update: The above link is dead. Visit this page for some examples of the stare:
The distinctive “look” of psychopathy: gazing into the face of evil

The Irish artist Thomas Sheridan, author of the book “Puzzling people: The labyrinth of the psychopath” (2011), explains what the stare is like.

If yes, there is a high chance that you are psychopathic.

By going through each, hopefully you will eventually get a good idea.

More links and resources

– Dr. Robert Hare, criminal psychology researcher
Biography: Robert D. Hare Official page: Robert Hare’s Page for the Study of Psychopaths, “Sociopaths”, Violent Offenders, Serial Killers…

– Jon Ronson, journalist, author of “The Psychopath test” (2011)
Biography: Jon Ronson TED talk: Strange answers to the psychopath test

– Dr. James H. Fallon, neuroscientist
Biography: James H. Fallon Academic page: UC Irvine – Faculty Profile System

– Dr. Christian Keysers, neuroscientist, author of “The empathic brain” (2012)
Biography: Christian Keysers – Info ,Christian Keysers

– Thomas Sheridan, artist, author of “Puzzling people and the labyrinth of the psychopath” (2011)
Blog: Thomas Sheridan Official page: Thomas Sheridan Arts –

– Sam Vaknin, self-confessed psychopath
Documentary: I,Psychopath – Documentary – [part 1] Extended Version

– FBI information on psychopathy

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