Psychopathy – An Evolutionary Advantage

What if psychopathy is not a disorder at all? What if it is not a sickness? What if psychopathy is actually a special personality trait born of evolutionary necessity? As a psychopath, I am convinced of this assessment.

Can the world do without psychopaths? Would you, as a probable empath, be able to do the things that psychopaths feel no compunction in doing?

Obviously I am not speaking of cold-blooded murder, rape, or child molestation, as the vast majority of psychopaths do not do these things. The very low population of truly psychopathic murderers, rapists, and pedophiles in American prison populations stand to prove that empaths commit far more crime than psychopaths.

Could this fact be assigned to simply the sheer number of empaths vs. psychopaths? Of course. However, save for some drastic, blanket evolutionary genetic mutation, the world’s population will still contain far more empaths.

People fear crime committed against them in general. They fear psychopaths even more, though, because psychopaths can commit crime with no emotion and no remorse. But do emotion and remorse have anything to do with being victimized by someone? If someone were in the process of being mugged at gunpoint, I’m sure the thought of whether or not the person is a psychopath is far from their mind. They are, I’m sure, thinking about their own life and how to preserve it, not the other person’s mental state.

But let us get away from crime, since we know that it plays only a small role as it pertains to psychopaths. What gives psychopaths the advantage? Well, this really depends. In corporate America they have all the advantage in the world. Capitalism is a psychopath’s wet dream, it is a playground to display their talents to the world. As we know, psychopaths are not hindered by moralisms and emotion, so they have no problem getting to the top of the corporate ladder, no matter how many toes they have to step on. If they don’t necessarily have the desire to get to the top, they will certainly find a place of comfort in their job, perhaps one like mine where they can do what they want, when they want and they do not have to deal with people if they don’t want to.

Politics is another arena in which psychopaths can triumph. Much like the competitive nature of Capitalism, politics provides an avenue for the psychopath to ruthlessly make his/her way to the top. Many psychopaths are drunk with the desire for power and what better way to control your fellow citizens than by being elected by them or being appointed to a position over them by another politician. Many times it isn’t the end result that gets the psychopath’s juices flowing, but the journey. Psychopaths relish the hunt itself, most of the time. This is true for both corporate America and politics. With politics, though, the hunt is continuous and less arduous. It is much easier to keep the mask from slipping in politics.

It could be argued that the psychopath is the ultimate leader. He is an unrestrained, fearless, anti-heroic, unemotional spearhead that sets a goal and let’s nothing impede him on his way to achieving it. In most cases, to the psychopath, the ends will always justify the means.

Psychopathy – An Evolutionary Advantage

Pragmatists, not Patients

Psychopathy is not a disorder. Psychopathy is not an illness. Psychopaths are not patients as they have no need of healing. Psychopaths are, in every sense of the word, necessary.

The psychopath is the perfect pragmatist. Devoid of any restraining moralisms he will do what is necessary, when it is necessary. No burdening conscience, no hindering emotions can abate his will. This is what makes psychopaths dangerous, but it also makes them necessary. They are an invaluable asset to humanity and “treating” them with mind-numbing medicine and/or therapy will result in a devolution of society as we know it.

There is nothing particularly wrong with psychopaths in their own eyes. The labels of “disorder” or “illness” are purely subjective because it is the empaths who are labeling them. Psychopaths see no need to change themselves as they see nothing wrong with their mental make up. I see nothing wrong with myself, for sure. I am perfectly happy being the way that I am. Empaths like to label anyone that doesn’t feel as they feel, see as they see, or do as they do. Empaths are the truly discriminatory ones. They have such a vast ocean of different feelings, emotions, and morals that anyone who disagrees with them and their “superior moral code” must be labeled and categorized, including other empaths.

Are there really bad psychopaths? I would say that murderous psychopaths are truly bad. They are bad at being functional psychopaths, that’s for sure. A pure psychopath is also Narcissistic, to a point. Narcissism compels one to look after himself. It is difficult to imagine how a murderous psychopath is not somehow disturbed in some other way than simply having no moral code to speak of. Their need to kill is typically a co-morbidity with sexual deviancy. It is akin to Narcissistic Supply. Once the supply runs low, a new kill is warranted in order to refill the tank.

True psychopaths know the difference between right and wrong, they just don’t really care.

At least that is what we’re told. I, for one, do not completely agree. Psychopaths do indeed care about what is right and wrong because they have to in order to get on with daily life and avoid the mask slip. A psychopath does not care about others, only himself (more on this later), and so knowing and caring about right and wrong are what enable him to keep going. It is a way of looking after himself and his own interests. This is difficult to do when you’re rotting in a jail cell for four consecutive life sentences, or worse, receiving Capital Punishment. No, the true psychopath is not a murderous villain bent on burning the world down. The true psychopath is, despite all claims to the contrary, all too human in the deepest Nietzschean sense of the phrase. He is Ernst J√ľnger’s Anarch.

Pragmatists, not Patients