Psychopathic individuals can feel fear despite having trouble in the automatic detection and responsivity to threat, Psychological Bulletin reports. For many decades the lack of feeling fear has been put forth as a hallmark feature of psychopathy, the impairments in which would lead to bold risk-taking behavior.
How do psychopaths react to fear?
People who are psychopathic have a fearless personality. Amygdala dysfunction impairs their ability to generate fear response, and identify other peoples fear. They actually cant empathize with it.
What do psychopaths suffer from?
Psychopathy is characterized by diagnostic features such as superficial charm, high intelligence, poor judgment and failure to learn from experience, pathological egocentricity and incapacity for love, lack of remorse or shame, impulsivity, grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, manipulative behavior, poor
Do psychopaths get nervous?
Psychopathy is often associated with fearlessness and blunted emotions. But new research in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences has found that some psychopaths have higher levels of anxiety and stress.