Anyone whose score is greater than 26 is diagnosed as psychopathic.
Spotting a psychopath is not easy, as they are usually very manipulative they can appear normal and keep up a superficial charm that easily fool people.
Robert Hare, Professor of Psychology at the University of Vancouver, has devised a system of assessment called the Psychopathy Checklist.
In specialized interviews, psychologists assess individuals on a scale of 0 to 40 for a series of character traits, including callousness, superficial charm, lack of empathy and many others (for more detail look at How to recognize a psychopath).
They tick every box Psychopaths are experts at always saying and doing what you want to hear and see.
They’ll share your interests, charm your family and be attentive in the bedroom.
They moved to a new town because their friends were jerks.
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