The Hare Psychopathology Checklist

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The Hare Psychopathology Checklist

Post by neufer » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:19 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy wrote:
<<Psychopathy is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. It is sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy.>>
https://seesharppress.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/trump-and-the-psychopathy-checklist/ wrote:
Trump and the Psychopathy Checklist
Posted: February 26, 2019
in Livin' in the USA, Politics, Psychology
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There’s a standard psychological list to assess psychopathic tendencies,
The Hare Psychopathology Checklist. It’s a list of 20 traits common to psychopaths.

The traits are ranked on a scale of 0 to 2, with 0 being entirely absent, 1 being somewhat present, and 2 being strongly present. The Checklist ranks someone as a psychopath if their score is 30 or above out of a possible score of 40.

One of the points on the Checklist “revocation of conditional release” is entirely dependent on class status (doesn’t apply to the rich — they’re never in the system in the first place) — and another is almost entirely so, “juvenile delinquency” is almost entirely class-dependent (the rich get “diverted” and their records erased), so let’s disallow those two criteria. That leaves 18 checkpoints. Let’s see how Trump does, taking a score of 27 (75%) as indicative of psychopathy:
  • glib and superficial charm
    grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self
    need for stimulation
    pathological lying
    cunning and manipulativeness
    lack of remorse or guilt
    shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)
    callousness and lack of empathy
    parasitic lifestyle
    poor behavioral controls
    sexual promiscuity
    early behavior problems
    lack of realistic long-term goals
    impulsivity
    irresponsibility
    failure to accept responsibility for own actions
    many short-term marital relationships
    criminal versatility
My best estimate, based on abundant public evidence, is that Trump scores 33 out of 36, well up into the psychopathy range. What’s your estimate?
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Art Neuendorffer