is a subcategory or extension of antisocial personality disorder.
The hallmark attributes of a psychopath include pathological lying, a lack of empathy
for others, selfishness, lack of guilt, and a superficial charm that’s deployed to
Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.
The twenty traits assessed by the PCL-R score are:
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