Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
Author Message
Stitch Offline
Woodpecker
**

Posts: 382
Joined: Jun 2011
Reputation: 1
Post: #1
Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
Interesting read, where a writer learns about clinical psychopathy and how some elements of a psychopathic profile can actually be beneficial in modern society. Highly recommended, not just because it's well written and interesting, but members of this forum may find some of the elements of the psychopathic personality (charm, overwhelming confidence, high level of risk-taking) rather familiar topics of conversation.

One bit, for example, sounds almost right off these forums, where the writer is in a high-security ward for deeply dangerous psychopaths interviewing them:

Quote:"When we were kids," Jamie chimes in, "we'd have a competition. See who could get shot down the most times on a night out. You know, by girls, like... anyway, the bloke who'd got the most by the time the lights came on would get the next night out for free."
"Course, it was in your interest to rack up as many as possible, weren't it? A night on the town with everything taken care of by your mates? Aces! But the funny thing was, soon as you started to get a few under your belt, it actually got fucking harder. Soon as you realize that it actually means jack shit, you start getting cocky. You start mouthing off. And some of the birds start to buy it!"

Heard that before? Once you stop caring about the outcome, success rate rises. Recommended advice from a cold murderer.

Very good read, although mildly distressing that success in the modern age actually seems to require or at least encourage doses of psychopathy.
11-16-2012 09:17 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
ColSpanker Offline
Pelican
****
Gold Member

Posts: 1,363
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 5
Post: #2
RE: Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
Reading the book now. Creepy, but interesting.

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
11-16-2012 10:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
bacon Online
Ostrich
****
Gold Member

Posts: 2,059
Joined: Sep 2012
Reputation: 63
Post: #3
RE: Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
http://www.counseling-office.com/surveys...athy.phtml
you can see where you are on the test.


this gives you a taste




Game/red pill article links

"Chicks dig power, men dig beauty, eggs are expensive, sperm is cheap, men are expendable, women are perishable." - Heartiste
11-16-2012 10:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
WesternCancer Offline
Crow
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 4,687
Joined: Sep 2011
Reputation: 47
Post: #4
RE: Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
I got 81% on the 'factor 1' of psychopathy (non-criminal stuff). It says because I only fuck with people im not a psychopath, but I scored very highly on the narcissist portion of things.
11-16-2012 01:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
bacon Online
Ostrich
****
Gold Member

Posts: 2,059
Joined: Sep 2012
Reputation: 63
Post: #5
RE: Book: "The Wisdom of Psychopaths", Kevin Dutton
i got a 93 on part 1, and a 64 on the second part. ive had bosses and acquaintances tell me that im a sociopath so i guess people observing me can tell if they spend enough time with me. personally i dont have any problem with it since its something i was born with and cant change. my closest friends also are sociopaths. in fact i find it hard to become close with someone who is empathetic as i dont respect their psychology as i just see it as a weakness.

Game/red pill article links

"Chicks dig power, men dig beauty, eggs are expensive, sperm is cheap, men are expendable, women are perishable." - Heartiste
11-16-2012 03:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Edward Dutton on the genetics behind religiosity & the Indo European gene pool Elmore 0 443 06-13-2019 04:58 AM
Last Post: Elmore
  "Reading" a recommended book - YouTube vs summary vs Audiobook vs eBook/Physical book PixelFree 5 950 05-21-2019 05:29 AM
Last Post: Meliorare93
Lightbulb World's oldest woman, 129, drops some wisdom monsquid 12 4,521 01-09-2019 01:04 AM
Last Post: RawGod

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication