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Psychopath In Your Life

May 30, 2017

Psychopath in Your Life

-Podcast Show Notes-

Episode 007


In Episode 007, Dianne further discusses the characteristics of children displaying psychopathic tendencies; this includes certain traits and behaviors that are specific to children. Listen to find out why psychopathic symptoms go unnoticed in a household, the status for psychopathic care facilities today, and the reason why reporting can be complicated.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:12 – Introduction to Psychopath in Your Life

  • 00:18 – Dianne is the author of the book, Psychopaths in Our Lives

  • 01:05 – “We’re finally getting information coming out”

  • 01:25 – The Atlantic Magazine has a great article, “When Your Child is a Psychopath

  • 02:12 – Dianne reads, “callous and unemotional traits—shorthand for a cluster of characteristics and behaviors, including a lack of empathy, remorse, or guilt, shallow emotions, aggression and even cruelty, and a seeming indifference to punishment.”

  • 02:48 – Callous and unemotional children have no trouble hurting others to get what they want

  • 02:58 – In 2013, The American Psychiatric Association and the DSM say that the condition can go unnoticed

  • 04:12 – Dr. Hare developed the youth checklist for psychopathy behaviors

  • 04:34 – What’s being done now is trial and error

  • 04:46 – The flaw or lack is in developing places where kids can receive support/training for their behavior

  • 05:46 – Once kids age out of a facility, there’s no follow-up

  • 06:26 – Few families get to the point where they find care facilities

  • 06:58 – In China, there are tons of facilities for gaming addictions

  • 07:20 – Research and self-reporting are key issues

  • 07:58 – Dianne shares about the Ted Bundy case

    • 09:12 – The big trip up for Ted Bundy was pornography

    • 09:45 – Ted had a girlfriend who stayed with him

    • 10:23 – He was engaged a couple of times

    • 10:37 – He had a pattern

  • 10:58 – Reporting becomes complicated because you rely on the family to report it

  • 11:57 – Psychopaths are not always men

  • 12:57 – Men who are abused by women are off the radar

  • 13:23 – For more information go to, in the “Family” section

    • 13:54 – Register to be able to post

    • 14:22 – A person on the site posts about his child who is under care in a facility

  • 15:18 – Dianne cannot diagnose any person without meeting them

  • 15:40 – Don’t mislabel people as psychopaths

  • 16:37 – Dianne would like to share tools to do the research yourself

  • 17:04 – Subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, Youtube, and on the website

  • 17:16 – Get in touch with Dianne on her website

3 Key Points:

  1. Psychopathic symptoms can go unnoticed – especially because you rely on family members to report such behaviors.

  2. There are few care facilities for children who have the behavior—this needs to be rectified.

  3. Don’t be mistaken, psychopaths are both men and women.

Resources Mentioned:

Psychopaths in Our Lives – Dianne’s book


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