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sociopaths in Shakespeare

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Symptoms
- superficial charm and good intelligence
-Unreliability
-Untruthfulness and insincerity

How it effects relationships
- Sociopaths seek out people that are loyal, mentally weak, that have mental issues, people that will keep their secrets
Definition of a Sociopath
Symptoms apparent in Macbeth
-Macbeth is uncaring of who he kills
-Macbeth shows no guilt for his actions
- Shows little emotion about the death of his wife
Symptoms apparent in Lady Macbeth
-Manipulative
How does sociopathy effect the relationship of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth
-More of a business arrangement than a loving relationship
Bibliography
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-delaney/have-you-ever-been-duped-_b_3618497.html
sociopaths in Shakespeare
The life of a sociopath
- Poor judgement, inability to learn from experience
-lack of remorse, shame or guilt
-does not care for social norms or authority figures
-Exaggerate stories of their experiences
-Tend to be highly intelligent
-Speaks intelligently
Understanding
a sociopath
-Symptoms usually become apparent during teen age years
-antisocial personallity
-No trust in others
-Manipulative
-sociopaths often see the world as ruined or wrong at a young age and continue to feel so as an adult.
-A sociopath can become violent as he gets anger or is 'provoked'
-As children there are cases where they harm pets
-The relationship will start well as their charm gains their partner's trust.
- constant lies and exaggerations
-manipulating their partner once they know the truth behind the charming personality
-they will emotionally drain their partner
-Charm others making it hard for others to believe in what in going on inside the relationship
-relationship can become abusive
-Mirror their partners values and interests
As the relationship progresses
-lots of promises but no change
-drugs and alcohol abuse
Sociopathy is a mental illness someone is born with.
A sociopath lacks a conscience, guilt and shame. They understand what they should feel, they are not capable of empathizing or feeling any sort of emotion.
A sociopath does not feel each emotion as strongly as someone with out the illness.
Sociopaths acts they way they do feel a emotion.
Most sociopaths live their lives never being able to fall in love or make real bonds with people.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/78297-sociopath-warning-signs/
https://www.psychopathfree.com/content.php?278-Understanding-How-Sociopaths-Think-Why-It-is-Good-to-Ask-Why
Sociopathy is an antisocial personality disorder is labeled as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder-symptoms/
Famous sociopaths
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy killed women through out the 70s and likely earlier.
http://www.medicaldaily.com/whats-difference-between-sociopath-and-psychopath-not-much-one-might-kill-you-270694
-Sociopathy can caused by traumatic experiences as well as illness one is born with.
Although sociopaths may not be capable of maintaining a relationship, many still use relationships to obtain power or to get what they want
-when Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to murder Duncan, she is aware of the possible consequences for Macbeth .
-Lady Macbeth's death and Macbeth's reaction upon hearing the news
-lack of guilt "though my hands are of the same colour, I shame to wear a heart so white."
-She would do any thing for power
-Superficially charming
-Lady Macbeth uses Macbeth as her puppet, the most extreme power is one that goes undetected
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wicked-deeds/201401/how-tell-sociopath-psychopath
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Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"

"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.

"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"

"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"

"Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.

"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"


So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.

"I could not help myself. It is my nature."

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

- Sherlock can fully immerse himself in work because he doesnt have to worry about becoming emotionally involved
Sherlock
-He does not have the capability to form relationships or empathize with others.
-Unlike Lady Macbeth or Macbeth, Sherlock does not use this to obtain power
Fable of the scorpion
and the frog
bibliography
http://www.mayoclinic.org/
http://allaboutfrogs.org/stories/scopian.html
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