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So you think you're a psychopath

Edited by Jill Wright,

It's almost a year since I wrote about my concerns that people were being encouraged to diagnose themselves and others as psychopaths, in a piece about suggestions by psychology professor Paul Verhaeghe that the prevailing social and economic climate were encouraging psychopathic personality traits.

Judging from an article in The Guardian last...