Traits of a Psychopath


A sociopath is someone who is antisocial in nature and has tremendous difficulty relating to other human beings. They don’t understand emotions and have often known to be narcissistic. Sociopaths have behavior that is influenced by their environments. (Better Health, 2018).

In this guided practice activity, you will watch the following two interviews with sociopaths and then explain where you feel they may fall with respect to trait tendencies according to the Big 5 Trait theory of personality. You will evaluate each person according to all five traits. You will be asked to explain your justification based on statements made in the videos. Please be advised this guided practice includes graphic content and language.

References

Better Heath. (2018). Sociopathy Articles. Retrieved from https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/sociopathy/

Instructions:

  1. Watch the Angela Simpson interview (12m58s)
  1. Watch the Richard Kuklinshi interview (8m16s)

The Big 5 Traits are listed below:

  • Openness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism
 

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