"Is this guy a psychopath?" a stunned Twitter user asked.
The successful psychopath remains something of a scientific enigma. This provisional evidence points to some tantalizing possibilities, but we still do not know for sure why one person with pronounced psychopathic traits ends up as a habitual and cold-blooded criminal while another ends up as the prototype for Agent 007.
The purpose of terrorism is, of course, to terrorize, and they are succeeding at that. Hundreds of thousands have now fled Iraq and Syria as a result of ISIL's unparalleled violence and mastery of social media. One has to ask: who would be susceptible to their recruitment?
These findings don't mean that men who post selfies are actually narcissists or psychopaths, it does mean that they scored
President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.
Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
While we need training and a license to drive a car, pilot a plane and even own a gun -- activities that are regulated by our government -- what we need most and can regulate ourselves are the keys to raising healthy and moral children.
It seems unlikely that recent market woes have been caused by an over-eagerness to take risks. Rather, the single-day market
The "dark triad" -- a combination of Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism and subclinical psychopathy -- is an overarching trait that everyone has to some degree. Unfortunately, some people just have a lot more of it than others.