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Thread #82500   Message #1512525
Posted By: harpgirl
29-Jun-05 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
Subject: RE: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
Possessing glibness or superficial charm doesn't mean you merely have a charming personality, in this context. It means you know how to present yourself in a situation to create a desired reaction. That is, believability. It is a conscious choice to manipulate someone through the force of your personality. Thus, one can be charming and influential, without necessarily being a psychopath. But a psychopath will consciously choose such personality characteristics to manipulate someone's impression of them to achieve their aim. This might be murder or it might be getting votes to achieve a position of power. This glibness and charm thus becomes predatory and not genuine.