Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Chapter 4, The Lifestyles, pg 57-70 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Chapter 4, The Lifestyles, pg 57-70 Summary and Analysis

The other important part of the Psychopathy Checklist is that of the psychopath's lifestyle. This further helps to create a comprehensive picture.

Hare asserts that psychopaths are very impulsive. They do not give much thought to actions before they perform them. Gary Gilmore, a murderer from Texas, told authorities that it was futile to try and figure out why he committed his killings. He admits to not planning anything. His murders were without reason. He only committed them to vent rage he was feeling. Along with not planning, psychopaths frequently change their plans with little thought. They do not think about the future and prefer to be drifters and nomads.

Most people have behavior controls that keep them from "blowing their lids" or watching our actions. Psychopaths have been proven not to have...

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