To me, psychopathy is most popularized by characters¬†in the media, like The Joker of “Batman”, Jack in “The Shining”, and the murderers in In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I am not sure how in line this stereotype is with the actual clinical definition of psychopathy, but I know that psychopathy is generally characterized by the inability to understand the emotions of others and the overall lack of feeling when committing awful acts like murder or torture.

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