Definitions for psychopath
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someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
A person with a personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, cunning, manipulating, glibness, exploiting, heedlessness, arrogance, delusions of grandeur, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, disregard for morality, lack of acceptance of responsibility, callousness, and lack of empathy and remorse. Such an individual may be especially prone to violent and criminal offenses.
A person diagnosed with antisocial or dissocial personality disorder.
A person who has no moral conscience.
A person who perpetrates especially gruesome or bizarre violent acts.
‹See Tfd› Psychopathy, sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy, is characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. Different conceptions of psychopathy have been used throughout history that are only partly overlapping and may sometimes be contradictory.Hervey M. Cleckley, an American psychiatrist, influenced the initial diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality reaction/disturbance in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as did American psychologist George E. Partridge. The DSM and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) subsequently introduced the diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and dissocial personality disorder (DPD) respectively, stating that these diagnoses have been referred to (or include what is referred to) as psychopathy or sociopathy. The creation of ASPD and DPD was driven by the fact that many of the classic traits of psychopathy were impossible to measure objectively. Canadian psychologist Robert D. Hare later repopularized the construct of psychopathy in criminology with his Psychopathy Checklist.Although no psychiatric or psychological organization has sanctioned a diagnosis titled "psychopathy", assessments of psychopathic characteristics are widely used in criminal justice settings in some nations and may have important consequences for individuals. The study of psychopathy is an active field of research. The term is also used by the general public, popular press, and in fictional portrayals. While the term is often employed in common usage along with "crazy", "insane", and "mentally ill", there is a categorical difference between psychosis and psychopathy.
A psychopath is an individual with a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. They tend to manipulate, deceive, and exploit others for their own gain. This personality disorder can also be associated with persistently violating the rights of others without any sign of guilt or empathy.
The numerical value of psychopath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of psychopath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Why did they want to get rid of you so badly ? A 6 - or 7-year-old child living in an apartment alone for a year ? Thats just not believable to me, i guess it comes down to whether or not you are an evil psychopath demon child thats come over here to murder everybody.
'Psychopath' - it's too nice a word for him.
I am here to sound the alarm about a psychopath, killer, in the Middle East with infinite resources, who poses threat to his people, to the Americans, and to the planet.
She was a beautiful and complex woman: A sister, a daughter, a wife, a lover. Human. Her life has for too long been overshadowed by the tragedy orchestrated by a raging psychopath, now, more than ever, we feel it is important to focus on the woman — to reaffirm the voice of Sharon Tate — and to take away the megaphone from the maniac.
He's a psychopath ... which is why I jumped at the chance - any actor who says they don't want to play Captain Hook is lying.
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- Psychopath, PsychopatinGerman
- بیمار روانیPersian
- psicopatico, psicopaticaItalian
- 精神病質者, 人格障害者Japanese
- psykopatNorwegian Nynorsk
- psihopat, psihopatăRomanian
- псих, психопатка, психопатRussian
- psykfall, psyko, psykopatSwedish
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