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Publisher's Summary

It is generally thought that the psychopath has no superego. This is not so. The psychopath's superego functions only intermittently. By contrast, the non-psychopath's superego exerts a steady pressure on his psyche. The psychopath's superego, though existent, is, as it were, external to the ego over which it has jurisdiction, whereas the non-psychopath's superego is not so neatly separated from the corresponding ego. But the psychopath's superego is quite as existent as the non-psychopath's.
©2017 J. M. Kuczynski (P)2017 J. M. Kuczynski
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5 out of 5 stars
By Guy on 09-07-17

short and sweet

Would you listen to What Is a Psychopath? again? Why?

already listened to it four times. it flows.

Who was your favorite character and why?

no characters, but i loved the syntax, the prose

What does J. M. Kuczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

intensity, focus. knows his stuff

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes, 'the psychopath is not someone with no conscience; he is someone with a conscience that only functions intermittently.'

Any additional comments?

sharp, short but good

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