I was reading an interesting article in a newsy magazine. Are you a sociopath or a psychopath? It provided a list of traits to look out for. After reading them it occurred to me the list identifies the character of the carnal nature without love. There were two lists.
Factor 1 traits: Glibness/superficial charm. Grandiose sense of self worth. Need for stimulation/prone to boredom. Pathological lying. Cunning/manipulative. Lack of remorse or guilt. Shallow affect - superficial experience and expression of emotions. Callous/lack of empathy.
Factor 2 traits: Parasitic lifestyle Poor behavioural controls Promiscuous sexual behaviour Early behaviour problems Lack of realistic long term goals Impulsiveness Irresponsibility Failure to accept responsibility for own actions Many short term serious relationships Juvenile delinquency Revocation of conditional release Criminal versatility
Unbelievably the article was suggesting pychopaths have a useful role to play in society.