Beyond the mask: Conversations with psychopaths
When you think of the word, "Psychopath", what do you picture?
A serial killer? A dictator? A cut-throat CEO? Your ex?
Sure, a few of those folks may be psychopaths. But many people with this mental health condition would argue that the usual stereotypes are way off. They are incapable of feeling empathy or developing any attachments, but that doesn't mean they are compelled to cause harm.
Today, two people who are psychopaths talk about how they've learned to adapt to a world full of feelings.
- Athena Walker: Writes about her experiences with psychopathy on her substack and Quora, where she has over 40,000 followers
- Dr. James H. Fallon: A neuroscientist who discovered after a brain scan that he is a psychopath. He writes about it in his book, The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
Jessica Severin de Martinez, Khaleel Rahman, Meg Fitzgerald, Meg Dalton, Carol Chen, Stacey Addo, and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.
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