Thursday, July 28, 2011

How Do I Screen for Psychopaths?

Dating is hard.  Women often ask me, "How do I screen for psychopaths?"
I suggest that they ask potential romantic partners two questions.   

1) What makes your life meaningful? 
Even a really skilled psychopath is unlikely to spit out "My volunteer work"-- and if he does, it can be verified with a background check.  And,

2) What did you learn from your last relationship?
Answers like "Where to bury a body" might be a clue.

1 comment:

  1. Nadreck wrote me with this comment: 'At the Acme Detective school we were trained to look for their shifty eyes. They are constantly scanning outward for people's reactions because there's nothing much going on inside and they are continually fine tuning their con games via these reactions. They often look as if they are reading from an invisible book in front of
    them. Note also the proverbial insult "You lazy-eyed psychopath!" I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't some neurological basis for this!

    I should also add that lack of eye-contact pretty much rules someone out as a psychopath.