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What is a Psychopath?

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The term “psychopathy” originated in 1891 in Germany. Psychopathy referred to antisocial behaviour. In 1959, “psychopathic disorder” became a legal category in the UK. It meant: a persistent disorder or disability of mind which results in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct.” Then in the 1980’s, the American term “Sociopath” came into wide usage as it emphasised the predominantly social …

How To Spot an Emotionally Unavailable Person

“Emotional unavailability is only attractive to people who are emotionally unavailable themselves.W hen we are truly ready for love, we don’t tolerate people who aren’t ready to meet us there” – Mark Groves   Awareness of what constitutes an emotionally inhibited person may save you a lot of grief in the future.  Dating problems often stem from not knowing how …

Why does evil exist?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question but I will do my best to unpack what contributes to people showing anti-social tendencies. There has always been the nature – nurture debate. Are you a product of your genetics (nature) or are you a product of your environment (nurture)? The current thinking is that we are all a product …

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The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

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Are some people born evil?

There are many theories about why humans commit unspeakable evil, but none of them are particularly comforting. If the childhoods of serial killers are filled with abuse and hardship, then they can appear to be victims of painful circumstances. But if society isn’t to blame at all – if murderers have charming upbringings and little to complain about – then …

Self love versus self awareness

I am always going on about self love and self acceptance and how we need to champion ourselves more. This is true but I think I should clarify the difference between self love versus self awareness. Too much self love and never accepting responsibility can sometimes be the key characteristics of a psychopath or a narcissist. Self love is aimed …

How narcissists think

  We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention or likes the way he or she looks, or is there more to it? A narcissist can be defined as having specific traits such as having a sense of entitlement or requiring excessive …

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Psychopath versus Sociopath – what’s the difference?

Both Psychopaths and Sociopaths are types of personality disorders. An underlying way of thinking and perceiving that is damaged and dysfunctional. In the early 1800’s, doctors who worked with mental patients began to notice that some of their patients who appeared outwardly normal, had a lack of morals and ethics. They seemed not to care about the wellbeing of others …