Introduction, The Problem, pg 1-7
• The author states that everyone has met, been deceived, or been manipulated by a psychopath.
• The hallmark of a psychopath is lack of conscience and taking more than they give.
• Flagrant criminal behavior is only one kind of psychopathy.
• Although psychopathic criminals are often judged sane, they push the boundaries of the definition of sanity.
• Psychopathic killers are not deranged but calculating and without empathy.
• Family background does not offer a reliable predictor of psychopathy.
Chapter 1, Experiencing the Psychopath, pg 8-20
• People who are acquainted with psychopaths often experience vague feelings that something is wrong.
• The prison population is excellent for the study, since many psychopaths are inmates and their information is available.
• An inmate named Ray trapped the author by showing him a forbidden knife, which the author didn't report.
• Ray demonstrated an ability to override reality without concern.
• The relationship between...
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