ROBERT HARE’S SOCIOPATH CHECKLIST

BELOW IS A SOCIOPATH CHECKLIST BY ROBERT HARE





1) GLIB AND SUPERFICIAL CHARM


sociopaths are usually intelligent, witty and articulate.  often they are very likable and very

charming.  they can be great conversationalist and tell many stories that make themselves look good, most of it usually lies mixed in with a little tiny bit of truth to keep you confused.  the are experts at being charming and charismatic. they can appear to be experts in sociology,   psychiatry, medicine, psychology, philosophy, poetry, literature, art or law.  often with these traits there is a lack of concern at being found out that they are not.

       

         

2) EGOCENTRIC AND GRANDIOSE

sociopaths have a huge ego and a  highly inflated sense of entitlement, self worth and importance.     they see themselves as superior and the center of the universe.  they feel they are justified in

living according to their own rules.  sociopaths are seldom embarrassed about there legal,  

financial or personal problems.   instead they see them as temporary setbacks, as the result

of bad luck , unfaithful friends or an unfair and incompetent system.  they blame everyone  

but themselves.  psychopaths feel that their abilities will enable them to become anything they want to be.



3) NEED FOR STIMULATION AND PRONE TO BOREDOM


an excessive need for thrilling and exciting stimulation;  taking chances and doing things that

are risky. psychopaths often have a low self discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily. they fail to work at a job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks  that they consider dull or routine.



4) PATHOLOGICAL LYING


can be moderate or high;  in moderate form they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative and dishonest.



5)  DECEITFUL AND MANIPULATIVE


the use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain.  in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present.  as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of ones victims.

            


6) LACK OF REMORSE OR GUILT


 psychopaths show a huge lack of concern for the devastating effects their actions have on

 others. a lack of feeling or concerns for the losses, pain and suffering of victims.  this is usually

 demonstrated by a disdain for ones victims.



7) SHALLOW EMOTIONS


 emotional poverty or a limited range or dept of feelings;  interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness and superficial warmth.



8) LACK OF EMPATHY


 a lack of feelings towards people in general.  cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, tactless.



9) PARASITIC LIFESTYLE


an intentional, manipulative, selfish and exploitative financial dependence on others  as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self discipline and the inability to carry through ones responsibilities.



10) POOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROLS


expressions of irritability, annoyance, inpatients, threats, aggression and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger or temper.  acting hastily.



11) PROMISCUOUS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR


a variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an in discriminant selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of numerous, multiple relationships at the same time.  a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity ( rape ) or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits and conquests.



12) EARLY BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS


a variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire setting, glue sniffing, alcohol use and running away from home.



13) LACK OF REALISTIC, LONG TERM GOALS


an inability or persistent behavior to develop or execute long term plans and goals;  a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.



14) IMPULSIVE


the occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning;  inability to resist temptation, frustrations and momentary urges;  a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences;  fool hardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic and reckless.



15) IRRESPONSIBILITY


repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.  



16) FAILURE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN ACTIONS


a failure to accept responsibility for ones own actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.



17) MANY SHORT TERM RELATIONSHIPS


lack of commitment to a long term relationship reflected in inconsistent  undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including in marital and familial bonds.  



18) JUVENILE DELINQUENCY


behavioral problems between the ages of 13-18;  mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism , exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough mindedness.  



19) REVOCATION OF CONDITION RELEASE


a revocation of probation or other conditional release due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation or failing to appear.



20)  CRIMINAL VERSATILITY


a diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them;  taking great pride at getting away with crimes or wrong doings.

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