The thing about doing this 'Psychopath Night' show is that it has made me think about things in a slightly different way.
One person asked 'What can we learn from Psychopaths?' And it has been playing on my mind.
What can we learn?
A psychopath lives in the moment, they can be hooked up to electrodes and told that they will experience a painful electric shock and their stress levels don't rise. An empathic person would start to get nervous and sweat a little in anticipation of the pain. The shock comes and both the empath and the psychopath's heart rate shoots up with the jolt, the pain and the adrenaline. The psychopath recovers quickly though. Moments later they are both told that they will receive another shock. The empath's heart rate bounces back up to high speed, the psychopath remains calm until the shock actually hits.
Psychopaths have no emotional response to others pain, but they also have no emotional response to their own pain. They live in the moment to moment world of someone who lacks imagination.