Is Boris Johnson clinically psychopathic?
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist is a diagnostic tool used to rate a person's psychopathic or antisocial tendencies.
How many of these following traits does Boris Johnson have, and what total score would he attain?
The twenty traits assessed by the PCL-R score are:
1. glib and superficial charm
2. grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self
3. need for stimulation
4. pathological lying
5. cunning and manipulativeness
6. lack of remorse or guilt
7. shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)
8. callousness and lack of empathy
9. parasitic lifestyle
10. poor behavioral controls
11. sexual promiscuity
12. early behavior problems
13. lack of realistic long-term goals
16. failure to accept responsibility for own actions
17. many short-term marital relationships
18. juvenile delinquency
19. revocation of conditional release
20. criminal versatility
Each item is given a score of 0, 1, or 2 based on how well it applies to the subject. A prototypical psychopath would receive a maximum score of 40, while someone with absolutely no psychopathic
traits or tendencies would receive a score of zero. A score of 30 or above qualifies a person for a diagnosis of psychopathy. People with no criminal backgrounds normally score around 5. Many non-psychopathic criminal offenders score around 22
OK, let’s examine the evidence for each of these:
1) - glib and superficial charm
“He mesmerises punch-drunk Tories and disillusioned Labour voters alike…... His default mode has always been that of standup comedian: funny, unpredictable, mildly dangerous... his campaign appears to glide forwards on sheer force of personality. The unfairness is grotesque.”
2) grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self
“Boris Johnson's self-belief is unbelievable”
3) need for stimulation.
Johnson’s wacky ideas include an underused cable car, a tower/sculpture/slide, unbearably hot retro DD buses, a costly garden bridge without legal rights to land, a new airport in the Thames marshes & an impractical 22-mile bridge over the Channel
4) pathological lying
Where do we start? Here's a list
5) Cunning and manipulative
Johnson is a master at manipulating public opinion, as shown by the Brexit campaign he helped front, which could be characterised as the real ‘Project Fear’.
6) Lack of remorse or guilt:
When challenged about his insults to men, women, races, cities, countries and continents, Johnson arrogantly declared: “It would really take me too long to engage in a fully global itinerary of apology to all concerned.”
https://prruk.org/boris-johnson-the-man-with-no-moral-compass-who-was-uk-foreign-minister/… … …
7) shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)
Mr. Johnson, has long been unpopular with other Conservative members of Parliament, many of whom see him as showy, insincere and narcissistic,
8) callousness and lack of empathy
Boris Johnson plotted with a criminal, to have a journalist beaten up. Stuart Collier, the journalist who was at the centre of the incident nearly 30 years ago, said Johnson was not fit to be prime minister.
9) parasitic lifestyle
Boris Johnson said in 2016 "It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world."
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10) Poor behavioural controls
Jon Trickett, said: “Boris Johnson’s façade of buffoonery will not hide he has broken the rules, it's becoming a pattern of behaviour, the 10th time he has registered his financial interests late.
Boris Johnson savaged for breaching Commons rules in damning watchdog report
The MP was savaged for a "lack of respect" for the rules and a "pattern of behaviour" after his second breach in less than a year
11) Sexual promiscuity
Boris Johnson has refused to say how many children he has during a radio interview where he was confronted by a single mother over his demeaning remarks in an old column.
The prime minister has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler and a daughter from an extra-marital affair, but he is also believed to have fathered another child outside of his marriage.
In 2009, Johnson fathered a daughter with Helen MacIntyre, an arts consultant. In 2013, the Court of Appeal quashed an injunction seeking to ban reporting of his daughter's existence. The judge ruled that the public had a right to know about Johnson's "reckless" behaviour.
Yet in 1995, he described the children of single mothers as "ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate".
He has been accused of having "satyriasis". The shambolic politician provoked this by popping into a woman's house "lunging at her" just a few hrs after visiting a new lover and before returning home to his wife Marina
12) early behaviour problems
Letter to Boris Johnson’s dad from Eton College resurfaces online – and it explains a lot
He is reminded that one riotous Bullingdon dinner ended