Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Episode 013: Ayn Rand [Part Two]

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This week's episode picked up where we left off in our discussion of Ayn Rand and objectivism as sociopathy. What is a sociopath and how does our society make them invisible? 

Read more & listen to find out. 

Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist mentioned in today's episode (answer each question with 0= no or not really; 1= somewhat; 2=yes, definitely): 

  1. Do you have "excess glibness" or superficial charm?
  2. Do you have a grandiose sense of self-worth?
  3. Do you have an excess need for stimulation or proneness to boredom?
  4. Are you a pathological liar?
  5. Are you conning or manipulative?
  6. Do you display a lack or remorse or guilt?
  7. Do you have a "shallow affect"?
  8. Are you callous, or do you lack empathy?
  9. Do you have a "parasitic lifestyle"?
  10. Do you have poor behavioral controls?
  11. Do you have a history of promiscuous sexual behavior?
  12. Do you have a history of early behavioral problems?
  13. Do you lack realistic long-term goals?
  14. Are you overly impulsive?
  15. Do you have a high level of irresponsibility?
  16. Do you fail to accept responsibility for your actions?
  17. Have you had many short term marital (or serial monogamous) relationships?
  18. Do you have a history of juvenile delinquency?
  19. Have you ever experience a revocation of conditional release?
  20. Do you display criminal versatility?

If you scored a 30 or higher, you're probably a psychopath. 


Psychopath Checklist