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An autistic anti-totalitarian democratic socialist, culturally moderately progressive, an outspoken nonconformist, and a dedicated vegetarian.

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  1. 6 days ago on Luann

    Yes. I agree.

  2. 7 days ago on Luann

    Happy birthday.

  3. 8 days ago on Rob Rogers

    I think that Biden and Trump both seem to lack a conscience, but that Trump is also the worst case of extreme narcissism, corrupt opportunism, and unhinged irresponsible impulsivity that I have ever seen, and that all of the Republican representatives also seem to lack consciences, whereas the Democrat representatives are a mixed bag on that front.

    However, that is not what we were talking about here.

  4. 8 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Well, ChatGPT4 did source its findings, and has usually been reliable in my experience of other areas, but as I said above, I did check through some research on my own afterwards.

    Also, I thought that people who do not inherently lack conscience and empathy no matter what do not qualify as psychopaths, but I am not a researcher in the area.

  5. 8 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Of course, there is a possibility that these statistics overlap with each other due to multiple diagnoses, but by simply adding the averages we end up with 6.2% + 2.5% + 1.2% = 9.9%, although the last number is less reliable, due to only being potential psychopathy.

    However, that still leaves out Machiavellianism, which was the true third dark triad personality type, not Antisocial Personality Disorder.

  6. 8 days ago on Rob Rogers

    I was told these numbers by an acquaintance who has researched the area very thoroughly, and I was also told the following when I asked ChatGPT4:

    “Approximately 1-2% of the general population exhibits traits associated with psychopathy. This includes a lack of empathy, high impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors, but not all individuals with these traits meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis of psychopathy.

    Sociopathy, often used interchangeably with antisocial personality disorder, is estimated to affect about 1-4% of the population. Like psychopathy, it involves antisocial behaviors and a lack of regard for others, but is thought to be more influenced by environmental factors compared to psychopathy.

    Significant narcissistic traits are found in up to 6% of the population, with a higher prevalence in younger individuals and males. Narcissism includes grandiosity, entitlement, and a need for admiration.

    Combining these estimates, it can be inferred that around 8-12% of the population might exhibit one or more traits associated with psychopathy, sociopathy, or narcissism to a degree that significantly impacts their behavior."

    However, since you asked about it, I did some searching myself, and found that, more specifically:

    6.2% of the population seem to have narcissistic personality disorder. (“Prevalence, Correlates, Disability, and Comorbidity of DSM-IV Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Results from the Wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions”)

    The estimated lifetime prevalence of Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) amongst the general population falls within 1% to 4%, skewed towards 6% men and 2% women. (“DSM-IV personality disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication”)

    A 2008 study using the PCL:SV found that 1.2% of a US sample scored 13 or more out of 24, indicating “potential psychopathy”. (“Psychopathic traits in a large community sample: Links to violence, alcohol use, and intelligence”)

  7. 9 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Yes. It is extremely worrisome.

  8. 9 days ago on Rob Rogers

    If somebody developed genuine conscience, empathy, and compassion from being a horrible person, they weren’t a psychopath in the first place, just somebody who turned evil from a bad upbringing rather than being born that way.

    Anyway, as you said, dark triad personalities are heavily overrepresented in the international oligarchy, politics and business alike, whereas I think that inherently irredeemably evil people should be automatically disqualified from holding any positions of power over others whatsoever if human civilisation is going to have any chances of even surviving in the long run.

  9. 9 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Meaning, almost one in ten people is actually clinically irredeemably pure satanic evil, and that part among us are usually the most inclined to seek extreme amounts of wealth and power over others. That explains a lot of why human civilisation has turned out the way it has.

  10. 9 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Extremely unfortunately your estimates are actually a bit too optimistic, as statistically speaking around 10% of humanity are either dark triad psychopaths, sociopaths, or narcissists, all of whom are clinically impossible to redeem and reform by making them grow conscience and empathy, except for a part of the sociopaths.