Psychopathy is a trait etched in human mind.Did you know that every 1 out of 30 person is a psychpath? That probability seems pretty less but the chances of you bumping into a psychopath is pretty high. By definition, psychopaths are mentally unstable and aggressive people.
But I like to make my own definitions. "Psyche" means mind in Greek and "path" means a disorder or something which needs to be taken care of. So psychopathy is a mental disorder.
Then how to identify this harmful potential? This is purely by individual thought, according to me, I'll classify psychopaths as sadists and masochist.
While a sadist tend to harm others, a masochist tend to harm himself. Both are extremely aggressive.
Now let's focus upon the recognition and identification of psychopaths. A test called PCL-R test is administered to the suspect to clinically approve he's a psychopath. Astonishingly no two psychopaths score the same. These tests are mostly verbal and there is an ink-blot test involved to see how the suspect responds to visual cues.
But without the apparatus and training, the normal civilians like me and you, we too can be safe by considering few characters of psychopaths :
1. Psychopaths have no empathy.
2. Though most psychopaths have no social life, few of them can pretend to be perfectly normal and have a healthy social life.
3. They are very good at lying. They are cunning and malicious.
4. Lack of attention.
5. Need for stimulation. They cannot stay idle for long.
6. Lack of expressions on face.
Watch out for these behaviours because over the ages this psychopathy of humans have exponentially increased. It is estimated that by next decade the ratio will be 1:10.
That would be horrendous and chaotic.