5 things everyone gets wrong about psychopaths - and why you might be one
"Psychopath" in pop culture has become a kind of catch-all slang term for pure evil.
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But while it's possible your control-freak boss or that girl you knew in college is a psychopath, the term is mostly used in a way that's completely wrong.Pop-culture references aren't helping the situation. Sorry guys, but Norman Bates isn't a psycho, and Sherlock Holmes might not be, either. Disappointingly, not even Patrick Bateman of "American Psycho" may be a true psychopath.
These are the five ways we're all getting psychopathy wrong in almost every instance.