Yurippe wrote:Also, you can have the underlying emotional deficit that encompasses psychopathy (genetic version) but not have the Disorder. For instance, jomp, me and a few others would be sub-clinical at this point for not causing as much trouble anymore. Do you think it makes any sense to say someone is DISORDERED just because they have a different mindset even if they get ahold of the troublesome behavior?
I can understand being sub-clinical at jomp's age because the behavioral aspect of AsPD tends to decrease with age, but aren't you only in your late teens or early 20's?
Since being sub-clinical at your age means you probably don't even have AsPD, I seriously do not believe you're a psychopath. Let's pretend for a moment that you are though. A diagnosis of AsPD requires at least 3 or more of the following:
- failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;
- deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;
- impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead;
- irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
- reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
- consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;
- lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another;
The traits mentioned above are also on the PCL-R. Are you saying that you don't even have at least three of those traits and are therefore, NOT disordered, according to the DSM-IV?