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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 01:18 AM
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24. It's a myth that a psychopath will always kill if given the opportunity
Most will not - especially the intelligent ones. They are all about what benefits them. Most psychopaths are smart enough to know that killing someone would mean jail should they get caught and they don't care for that because it means they would be out of control. That's not to say that if someone was getting in the way of something the psychopath thought they were entitled to that they wouldn't NOT kill if they thought they could get away with it, but the VAST majority do NOT kill people. It IS true, however, that psychopaths, if successful when young, often burn out as they get older, alienating every one they've ever known or worked for. They do often end up destitute and attempting to manipulate vulnerable people into taking care of them.
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