The Essence of PPD: Three Core Traits Depicted

The Three Core Traits of Psychopathy

(depiction by Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of

Psychopathic personality disorder (PPD) is a precisely defined condition, the essence of which is three symptom clusters or sets of traits. These traits are less about criminality than a rigid and harsh way of relating to others, an absence of certain humanizing emotions, and an inability to inhibit impulses. These three core traits are the key to understanding and predicting the psychopath’s behavior.

            The following word clouds of the three traits are designed to provide a map of the psychopath’s psychological territory.

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