Not only are all the various forms of “mind-scientists” confused about how to accurately diagnose a psychopath a psychopath, but they are also conflicted on the cause and if it is even treatable. This stems from the conflict embedded within the very categorizing charts and methods popularly used today.
According to the standard practice, anyone with Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), or a Sociopath will qualify as also being a “psychopath.” Where does one end and the other begin? Instead of focusing on the unique individual motives for each category they would rather stick with “signs and symptoms.”
What Makes a Psychopath a Psychopath?
The surrounding environment doesn’t create a psychopath (entirely) like a Sociopath; they are pretty much born that way. Which is the exact opposite of a sociopath. I strongly agree with the theory that it is inherited by a parent (if psychopathy is present). But this only provides the Base Level of psychopathy.
It is here that the latent traces of the signature traits of psychopathy are present. However they are only expressed superficially. The more dangerous and life altering traits are still dormant. They can be triggered or awakened with the stimuli of the people around them and their environment. This is where their surrounding environment comes heavily into play.
If the child is provided with a nurturing and affectionate family who practices a responsible and reasonable reflective system of discipline, they will turn out just fine. And be able to function normally within their society. However, they will still possess Bipolar-like outbursts that are more about venting and not so much about violence.
Now if they grow up in a home where toughness is pressed or being the best is pushed constantly and overbearingly, this can enhance their traits. Or if the psychotic parent is constantly feeding their ego (using everyone else in the family to do so) it too can contribute to enhanced qualities. It is here that we see those psychopaths who use people and use deceit to obtain what they desire.
However, if their discipline is rather erratic or possesses more aggression than the situation calls for it can produce the more violent traits. Especially if the child is abused; physically, emotionally, mentally, sexually or all the above. Having the child participate in any martial sport has its risks of “encouraging” the child to be violent as well. This of course can be nullified if a casual conversation about time and place is taken into account (if at Base Level).
And then we have the factors that the parents cannot control, like how their experiences will be involving other people. If they constantly see people lying casually (white lies), being superficial in expression and politely insulting each other, this too can influence the child to invoke their deceptive and manipulative skills. As they begin to see them as survival traits that are necessary. Much like that of a sociopath, …