Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Psychopath as Saint

One of the commenters gave me an idea. Here is Dr. Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist, which the FBI uses to identify sociopaths. Just for fun, how many of these characteristics do you think would apply to our last two Presidents?

Glibness/superficial charm
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Pathological lying
Lack of remorse or guilt
Shallow affect
Callous/lack of empathy
Parasitic lifestyle
Poor behavioral control
Promiscuous sexual behavior (ahem!)
Early behavior problems
Lack of realistic, long-term goals
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions (!)
Many short-term marital relationships
Juvenile delinquency
Revocation of conditional release
Criminal versatility

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