Talk:Psychopathy

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Hitler psychopath?[edit]

It is obvious to anyone that reads any of Hitler's speeches that he was a rational sane person. Before WW2 he did all he could to 'humanize warfare' and prevent bombing of civilians. Read his speeches! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1.129.108.48 (talk) 00:48, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Hitler was an idiosyncratic personality, to say the least.

Merely from his speeches and from his library, much can be gathered as to his psychopathic or non-psychopathic identity.

His sociopolitical, racial ideology was synthesized from many sources, many of them sane, many equally mentally deranged, e.g., Lanz von Liebenfel's Theozoology. Liebenfels was clearly a schizoid obsessive, an academic who had lost his mind somehow, as even reading one page of his "Theozoology" pamphlet would suggest to any person. Then there are scientific individuals of the kind such as Ernst Haeckel, more complex personalities with more nuanced ideological world-views in the formation of Hitler's ideology and the interrelated dilemmas: Haeckelian vitalism is not reducible to some sort of vomit of psychopathy.

I believe there are indications Hitler indeed possessed a conscience of some kind, as many indicators point to in his life and writing and reading, but a titanically dysfunctional one (Understatement); and thus fits into the modern conceptualization of "sociopath" vs. psychopath. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:B34B:A940:6D5A:9490:5662:7E85 (talk) 21:52, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Hitler seems to be an extreme condition of Narcissistic personality disorder . 2409:4060:2089:3FF4:0:0:9B4:60A5 (talk) 17:41, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Potential point of view and scope issues?[edit]

For a hotly debated diagnoses, with wiki articles existing for antisocial personality disorder and dissocial whatever, I think more of this article should focus on the debate and potential issues with the diagnoses that can be cited — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:282:8000:3A84:1927:780D:4A17:647A (talk) 06:16, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

This statement 'It is sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy.' is just plain wrong. In ENGLISH, ie the language of ENGLAND, psychopathy and sociaopathy are direct opposites. A Sociaopath is a shy person who avoids crowds, the opposite of the life and soul of the party, which is much more a psychopath trait. Psychopaths attract attention, are often a 'personality', a leader. They are also seriel killers and politicians. Sociopaths are the total opposite; avoid attention, embarrass easily, and are empathetically normal.

The problem is American English frequently changes meanings of English words, though why anyone would swap a perfectly good word for another is unclear. Some seem to think they mean the same. In psychiatry psychopath is an accepted clinical tyerm, sociopath is not, it is a common usage term. PetePassword (talk) 09:04, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

We go by what WP:Reliable sources state with WP:Due weight. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 09:36, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

wikidata statement "said to be the same as: antisocial personality disorder"[edit]

With this edit I added a reference to the statement that psychopathy (Q366886) is said to be the same as (P460) antisocial personality disorder (Q118418). What do you think about this edit? Ελλίντερεστ (talk) 13:44, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Psychopath Bravery vs Sociopath Boldness[edit]

Bravery is the exclusive trait of a Psychopath[edit]

Every brave person is a Psychopath & every Psychopath is a Brave person

Boldness is a primary trait of Sociopath but not Exclusive[edit]

Boldness is an acquired trait & not exclusive to Sociopaths only, as normal people can be Bold without being Sociopaths Postparks1 (talk) 09:04, 25 August 2019 (UTC)