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Is the connection between psychopathy and neuroticism accurately described as psychopaths scoring low and sociopaths scoring high?

High neuroticism is generally associated with problems such as depression, anxiety, and emotional instability.

People with psychopathy, on the other hand, are typically characterized by low neuroticism.

Psychopaths can score across a wide range on measures of psychopathy, with non-criminal psychopaths generally scoring in the lower range and criminal psychopaths, especially rapists and murderers, tending to score in the highest range.

Psychopathy is characterized by low agreeableness and conscientiousness, as well as higher anger and low anxiety (from neuroticism), and high assertiveness.

A New Understanding of Psychopathy's Core Psychology suggests that people who scored low on the affective component of the psychopathy test (e.g.

"never feel guilty over hurting others") were most likely to have lower scores on a measure of overall insensitivity to affiliation.

Research suggests that politicians are more likely to be psychopaths, as they score low on measures of stress reactivity, anxiety, and depression, and high on measures of competitive achievement and positive impressions on first encounters.

FFM (Five-Factor Model) terms psychopathy is composed of a combination of low agreeableness and conscientiousness, higher anger and low anxiety from neuroticism, high assertiveness, and sensation-seeking.

Psychopaths are known to score low on harm-avoidance measures, which may be related to bilateral damage to the anterior cingulate and/or orbital frontal cortex.

Research suggests that low neuroticism in psychopaths may contribute to their lack of empathy and guilt.

People with very low trait neuroticism might be highly problematic in some cases, not just high trait neuroticism.

A doctoral student found that below-average intelligence is a characteristic of psychopaths.

In fact, in general, psychopaths seem to have below-average intelligence.

According to some sources, 1% of the population consists of psychopaths.

Traditionally, people considered sociopaths are seen as being angry and hostile, while psychopaths are seen as having charming, manipulative personalities.

The causes of sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies are complex, and there is no specific treatment for either condition.

Research suggests that psychopaths score low on measures of stress reactivity, anxiety, and depression, and high on measures of competitive achievement, positive impressions on first encounters.

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