Our prisons are filled with people with psychopathic traits - but so are boardrooms around the world.
Psychopaths - according to the standard Hare Psychopathy Checklist (Revised) - are often liars, are impulsive, and fail to take responsibility for their behaviour.
Jacob Wells claims to score 34 on the Hare checklist - and described being a psycopath as, ‘Great’.
He says that the way psychopaths present themselves may offer a clue.
Wells says, 'I usually present myself as normal at first.Some exceptions being academic settings where I try to present myself as either or a good student or a genius (the first of which I am not, at all), dating settings where I present myself as being perfect, but unaware of it (both lies), or competitive settings where I act humble but intimidating (neither is true in this case either).’
‘If I haven’t already, I will subtly show some intelligence, I will behave a bit abnormally, as that is more comfortable, and I will try to be become the most interesting person they know by telling them a true story about myself.’
'I offer to solve their problems, in any way possible, and then ask them how far to take it so I don’t violate their morals.’
'I keep secrets, and tell them fake secrets to gain their trust, and once they trust me enough, I ask for favours, reminding of the favours I did them. I can get literally anything from them, which is incredibly useful.’