The common language term sociopath refers to someone who is diagnosed by professionals as a secondary psychopath.Secondary psychopathic properties are essentially produced. A sociopathic personality is determined using the revised psychopathy checklist according to Robert Hare (PCL-R).The average person in society scores between 4 and 6. Many countries have set a limit value (26 or 30 points) above which a person is officially classified as psychopathic.
The PCL-R questionnaire[* identifies factor 1 and factor 2 properties and qualifies people as either primary psychopaths or secondary psychopaths (sociopaths).
There are considerably more people who score higher than the 4-6 average, but without scoring enough points to be considered a full psychopath. A range of people moves on the spectrum from “normal” to hard core. The highest score a sociopath can achieve is about 32. It is quite possible that sociopaths also have some characteristics of primary psychopathy.
Primary psychopathy is already innate, while secondary psychopathy is acquired through hostile responses to the environment and/or identification with a subculture that teaches and reinforces the properties of psychopathy.Psychopathy can also be the result of brain injuries and almost always occurs with other distinct signs of brain damage. Taking certain drugs also causes desensitization and secession, which can trigger secondary psychopathy.
Primary psychopaths are genetically determined and are also more clearly influenced by their attachment sits than by parenting influences in the course of their lives.According to Dr. Robert Hare, the focus is 75% to 25%.
Life experiences are the basis for the emergence of a sociopath.However, some sociopaths have a genetic predisposition, which is why everyday experiences provide the irritants that activate the triggers for sociopathy. Other sociopaths do not have this genetic tendency, they were born normally, but experienced strong negative stimuli that forced their brains into the coping mechanisms of sociopathy by activating these triggers.
The triggers are:
- Hostile environment – Danger and physical abuse cause a person to consider the world as a dangerous place for themselves.
A countermeasure to anticipate and manage potential threats makes him extremely vigilant and paranoid.
The decreasing sensitivity to pain makes it possible to cope with the situation. This process of dissolution and the atrophy of feeling continues until it has been reduced to a level with which the individual can cope without too much impairment.
From this he concludes that he does not belong to the local community, which is why he in turn breaks down social customs and feelings. This trigger often triggers the hostile environment. Example: A paedophile who knows that he is not accepted for his own sake thinks that the world is hostile to him because of his predisposition. This trigger often leads to an emotional trigger for neglect, also because of the lack of emotional support.
This is often associated with hard drug use, which sometimes leads to desensitization and decoupling. If the person concerned also has contact with a psychopathic subculture, this can lead to the decline of his feelings and moral-moral behaviours, which are the focus of this constellation of dissocial personality disorder. to form.
[* See table presented on SpiritualWiki:
Psychopathy check list (revised) (PCL-R) – Robert Hare