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Psychopaths can consider another’s perspective — if they want to

Angry psychopathPsychopaths can understand what their victims are thinking, but they just don’t care. New research cited in The Atlantic has looked into the psychopathic “theory of mind” — the human skill through which we consider the perspective of someone else.

It turns out most of us have the ability to do this automatically. Psychopaths, however, do it when it will help them achieve their goals — and otherwise switch the ability off.

How psychopaths see the world, on TheAtlantic.com.

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