Psychopath: “Pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights of others and the rules of society.”
Due to high demand, the MBTI most likely to be a psychopath has been modified to the ESTP type.
A psychopath is a personality disorder, hence it is hard to diagnose an individual type as a psychopath. However, some types show more frequent psychopathic patterns, and research has proven that certain types are more likely to be psychopathic than others. Keeping this in mind, let the typing begin! :)
A psychopath is characterized as having disregard for other people, feeling no empathy for others. This is one of the clear signs that thinkers, who think more logically, are more likely to be psychopaths. Psychologists often comment on the fact that psychopaths are more concerned with what will logically benefit them rather than making decisions with their emotions. Hence, thinkers are more likely to be psychopaths.
When it comes to intuitives and sensors, sensors are more likely to be psychopaths than sensors. Psychopaths live in the present, adapting to new situations and focusing on experiences that will please them at the time. This means that they are good at manipulating situations to their benefit and adapting so it suits them. Se types are therefore highly likely to be psychopaths.
Perceivers, who do not think about the future consequences of their actions, are far more likely to be psychopaths. Psychopaths are adapters, they are flexible and they think in the moment. I’m sure many psychopaths, although they feel satisfaction at the time, regret many mistakes that they make after. Not because of the consequences that it has on others, but because of the consequences it has on them. Yet, they do not think about this at the time as they do not think about how breaking the rules could affect them at the time, a common perceiver trait. This makes perceivers more likely to be a psychopath.
Finally, extroverts are more likely to be psychopaths. They are good at connecting with people, get easily bored by stimuli and they see life as a a sport or game that they must win. Being Se, they are prone to boredom, often involved in criminal activity and fun at parties (but without regard for others.) Being naturally typing, ESTP’s are most likely to be psychopaths.
Judged on this information, it is clear that an ESTP is the most likely type to be a psychopath. This makes sense, as ESTP’s are primarily focused on thinking logically in the moment. They are also secondarily introverted thinking, which means they are spontaneous analyzers.
A good example of a fictional psychopath is an INTJ, Hannibal Lecter, in the Silence of the Lambs movie. It was clear throughout the movie that Hannibal Lecter was an introvert, who enjoyed deep and meaningful conversations, for a greater purpose rather than just to chat. He was also a very smart, manipulative, deeply thinking man. He had the ability to think outside the box using his intuition (such as putting another man’s face on his as a mask.) He was definitely a thinker, as he spent all the time in the movie trying to decide what would most likely benefit him.
A little warning: How do you recognize a psychopath? A psychopath’s primary goal is to win. They want to win career wise, sport wise, competitions, etc. But worst of all: they want to win when it comes to people. And how do they do that? When most people are emotionally comprehending what the other person is saying, and trying to relate to someone in a conversation, a psychopath is only concerned about winning by being more powerful than the other person. If you know someone who genuinely doesn’t care about others, societal rules, and only wants power, then you are most likely dealing with a psychopath. However, this is hard to recognize, as being observers, psychopaths are good at hiding these traits and portraying fake amounts of empathy when the time suits. But go with your gut instinct; there is a reason you do not trust someone, and if you can see through their fake persona, trust that feeling.
If you are dealing with a psychopath, get out of their life quick! They are deceitful, manipulative, controlling and show no empathy whatsoever. Good luck, and hopefully I did more than just analyze an MBTI type in this article. I’m hoping I informed the world of psychopathic people and the negative affects that they can have.
Which MBTI type do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!