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With Perhaps a nice Chianti?

This letter from a clinically diagnosed psychopath reveals their simple hopes and dreams, and, perhaps unconsciously, confesses so much more: “My initial forays into therapy did not go well. Overwhelmed with mistrust, concerned at being manipulated, and uncomfortable with the idea of being ‘managed’ rather than ‘cured’, I left on multiple occasions for some periods of time. After chewing through several therapists, the director of the agency finally took me on herself, and to our mutual surprise we got along extremely well.”

Judging by the comments I’m the only person who read that and spewed coffee all over the keyboard and monitor.

Perhaps the two had similar tastes.

(Via Hacker News.)

October 12, 2011   Comments Off

Sometimes you have to break a few eggs

To a certain way of thinking, it is intuitive that antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas. I am a little surprised at the apparent absence of self-knowledge and critical introspection among those reacting to the findings, with the researchers denying the validity of their own results and some of the commenters expressing outrage that such doubleplus ungood thoughts could be expressed (thankfully none of them proposed that these socially non-constructive researchers be forcibly re-educated, for the common good.)

(Via Instapundit.)

October 1, 2011   Comments Off