Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington D.C.

by Joe Jarvis via The Daily Bell

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it’s an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, “The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere.”

Surprised? I didn’t think so. But still, fun to get some scientific confirmation.

Psychos are drawn to power. It is not just that power corrupts, it is that already corrupt people seek power. Government is the best industry to be in for someone with no morals.

The study is called Psychopathy By State, conducted by Ryan Murphy. He surveyed samples from the lower 48 states and Washington D.C. to find the prevalence of personality traits which correspond to psychopathy.

The personality traits generally corresponding to psychopathy are low neuroticism, high extraversion, low agreeableness, and low conscientiousness.

Of course, D.C. came in first by far. But as he notes, that this is not exactly a fair comparison, as it is a city being compared to entire states. The study finds that urban areas, in general, correspond to more psychopathic personality traits.

Another interesting finding is that a higher concentration of lawyers predicts higher psychopathy prevalence. I kid you not.

So removing D.C. can you guess which states come in the top three? I bet you can.

  1. Connecticut
  2. California
  3. New Jersey

New York ties for the fourth highest concentration of psychopaths among U.S. states. Interestingly, it ties with Wyoming… which I would not have expected. But the author notes there was a relatively small sample surveyed from Wyoming.

The least psychopathic states are:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Vermont
  3. Tennessee
  4. North Carolina
  5. New Mexico

And it should not be surprising that the main correlation was that state with the lowest percentage of people living in urban areas also had the lowest concentration of psychopaths.

Perhaps psychopaths need to be around more victims, or constantly switch out their friends and acquaintances as they become wise to their antisocial behaviors. Note that antisocial does not mean loner, it means lacking empathy, remorse, and behaving in a manipulative way that hurts others.

It is possible that psychopaths are more easily recognized and ostracized in smaller communities and rural settings. Since humans could speak, gossip has been a regulator of social behavior. This has its benefits and detriments of course.

But to be clear, the paper is not so much identifying where all the psychopaths live, as much as identifying general population traits which correspond to psychopathy.

This certainly leads to a higher frequency of psychiatrically identifiable true psychopaths. But it also means that a large percentage of the population behaves in a somewhat psychopathic manner.

While a very small percentage of individuals in any given state may actually be true psychopaths, the level of psychopathy present, on average, within an aggregate population (i.e., not simply the low percentages of psychopaths) is a distinct research question. While empirical operationalizations of psychopathy frequently treat it as a binary categorization, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (Hare 1991) treats it as a spectrum. The operationalization of psychopathy found here is consistent with psychopathy as thought of as a spectrum.

The study concludes:

Areas of the United States that are measured to be most psychopathic are those in the Northeast and other similarly populated regions. The least psychopathic are predominantly rural areas. The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country, a fact that can be readily explained either by its very high population density or by the type of person who may be drawn [to] a literal seat of power (as in Murphy 2016).

Hailing originally from Massachusetts, I can attest to the highest corresponding personality trait being “Temperamental & Uninhibited.” Where did you think the term Masshole came from.

If you aren’t a psychopath when you enter the state, you soon become one from the traffic alone. And I wonder if just being in such close proximity to people makes it a necessary adaptation to care a little less about how your actions affect others.

There are just too many variables, so you become numb to the plight of others, and just need to get the hell out of this traffic jam before I go insane!

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Benjamin123 jin187 Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:47 Permalink

Its human nature. People are hardwired to belong to a tribe, to adopt and mimic their tribes behavior and to judge strangers according to their tribe. Even shitlibs engage in tribalism. This is only a description of reality, no a criticism. So yes, its always "whole populations".

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Heros Benjamin123 Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:09 Permalink

"People are hardwired to belong to a tribe"

So it is genetic.  Agreed.  Then we can very safely assume that some peoples are even more hardwired to tribalism than others.  Nordic peoples are famously very trusting and open.

Could it be that jews, famous over millenia for their double dealing and nepotism, could be "hardwired" for more Tribalism?  Could it be that jews, more than any race, tribe, nation, or group DESERVE to be treated always as members of a tribe of parasitical kvetchers?

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Bigly Heros Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

I can vouch that CT has more than its fair share. We do have a lot of jews for certain commenters on this thread. We also have excessive commies and bleeding hearts... as long as it's not in their backyards. Can we make a conclusion from this? Not sure because I would have said we have more SOCIOpaths. This state is fucked. 3 commie progs I know are moving out though: FL, NC and RI. Infesting social justice where they land.

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Heros jin187 Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:01 Permalink

"I wonder what kind of entire population creates scapegoats and projects their own sins onto these scapegoats?"  FIFY.

Why the Jews of course, they love claiming that Palestinians are terrorists when in fact Jews have been terrorizing Palestine for almost 100 years. 

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MoralsAreEssential Heros Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:44 Permalink

Like politicians, Kabbalah practicing Jews who are satanists, immoral and unethical have been terrorizing all populations for thousands of years and changing their names and religions for that purpose.  The Palestinians are only the most recent 21st century targeted population since they have something this prominent and powerful subgroup of Jews want.

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booboo Heros Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:46 Permalink

Yankees were so upset rednecks dissed them instead of fawning over their “superior intelligence” they slaughtered half a million of them and burned their cities to the ground in order to force them to “like” them on yankbook.

then the tribe moved in to buy up the south for pennies on the dollar and turn them into tax slaves. Ironic isn’t it.

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keep the basta… secretargentman Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:59 Permalink

The psychopath is better called narcissist psychopath controller and of course sadists. It’s all genetic, it’s hardwired in the brain, they are not stupid. Clearly inbreeding populations which have thrived on predation of others outside their group will increase the percentage of these genes.

Narcissist part... consider themselves better, superior to all others.

Psychopath part... don’t have genetics to develop ability to love, have guilt, conscience or empathy.   Hence as kids learn to mimic. Then find they can mimic and manipulate others and have zero guilt about it. makes life simple.

Controller... that’s easy, control everyone around, manipulate, lie, project their own shit on others and then attack them. 

Sadist.. this runs constantly, the need to get pleasure from the suffering of others, people animals plants societies... otherwise they hurt themselves. That means a group of them have to keep some suffering targets or they turn on themselves.


disclaimer: I grew up in such a family with phsychopath lines straight back to England a country renowned for its cruelty for hundreds of years. 

that means beaten till blood flew as a 5 year old for the sadist pleasure hit so the favourite could be adored and spouse was safe. The favourite child was told she was superior to all, deserved everything, was ok for her to knife a sibling. 

the genetics: saw that in siblings two inherited it. One has a daughter without it.

sadist issue:  saw ex husband be kind for 3days during which he put a bolt thru his hand, pissed blood, chainsaw just missed falling on his foot. His sadistic drive had no outlet but himself. Then he reverted.

Beyond this there is substantial research supporting the genetic basis, inheritance, and brain scans.  Psychologists and psychiatrists can’t make money by accepting this science. So they bullshit.


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Benjamin123 keep the basta… Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:54 Permalink

Husband eh? And you married him, what does that say about you?

Tell you what: Family lines and traits dating centuries are a fiction, families dont propagate further in time, only populations do. I mean, i may carry my father's family name but i share 50% of my mother's DNA, and my grandparents came from 4 different families, and each of them had grandparents from 4 different families, and so on. None of us comes from "a family" but rather from millions of ancestors and you are averaging their traits. Now, if all your ancestors came from the same region (say England) for the past 4000 years you could claim to have "British genetic traits" but thats not the same as imaginary "family" traits.

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keep the basta… Benjamin123 Tue, 06/19/2018 - 04:51 Permalink

1. What does it say about me. First not one of them.                                              Second accustomed to dealing with unkindness and battling on in hope.                   Thirdly research shows many who get involved with these psychos grew up with one, that they are strong, kind, tolerant and have assets which a narc predator wants and will suck the host dry if allowed. 

2. Tell you what dickhead I know what I am writing about here. genetics physiology historical moves of mitoDna and much much more. maybe you learn some genetics before you get troppo and lie. I do have evidence of sharing specific genes with distant family 8 generations back.

you are wrong. Maybe English as well poor bugger. I did not claim to have English genetic traits, don’t know where you got that idea. Just observed in my family records 5 generations in Aus of lines where the psychopathy can be directly traced down from people who emigrated from that country which a couple of years ago took pensions away from the disabled who then commenced suiciding. 

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new game keep the basta… Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:59 Permalink

agreed! my mom is a narc. pure and simple - 4/5 of us(5 childern) have strong narc traits.

the mission for life is arrest these "hard" wired traits. awareness allows the victim(i didn't chose my parents) to un hard wire

this behavior. like the 10 step plan. it all starts with acute awareness and realization this a life long struggle.

trust me, it sucks...

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NidStyles keep the basta… Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

None of that is even close to being accurate.


Psychopaths can definitely feel all of those things, the difference is that their fight or flight switch is hardwired to turning the response off. They think and act instead of having an autonomic reaction. Once they go cold, they are borderline on the psychotic state. Some psychopaths walk around in that state constantly. Most do not.

Some even have the opposite reaction, when it becomes pure unadulterated hate and rage. These were the berserkers of the previous centuries.

Psychopaths most certainly do feel emotions. They for the most part feel them on the childlike level, which is why they tend to stick to themselves when in adulthood. They know they can’t form bonds with adults that are sociopaths or jaded/ptsd’d. The bond would never be a true one, and yes psychopaths can tell what you are almost on first contact. At least the ones that make it to adulthood without ending up in prison.

Sociopaths do not though. Sociopaths are far more dangerous in a society with laws. These are the true parasites of society.

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Count Cherep NidStyles Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

Psychopaths are not delusional like psychotics. Psychopaths are well aware of the harm they do to others, and they enjoy doing it; that is one of the "proto-emotions" that they do feel.

You should read this:

The Psychopath’s Emotions: What Does He Feel?


So far I’ve asked you to imagine a person who lacks empathy for others and the capacity to feel any emotion deeply. I’ve asked you to imagine a person who is plagued by restlessness and boredom and finds sole satisfaction in duping, manipulating and controlling others. A person who may simulate respect or politeness, but who fundamentally regards others with contempt, as objects to be used for his temporary diversion or satisfaction. A person who suffers from an incurable and absolute egocentrism.

But even this doesn’t even begin to give you a full picture of the extent of a psychopath’s emotional poverty. It may describe what a psychopath can’t feel, but to understand how and why the psychopath is driven to harm others, you need to also get a sense of what a psychopath does feel. Psychopaths can’t tolerate loneliness. Just as all human beings can’t survive physically without food and water, psychopaths can’t survive emotionally without victims.

Of course, psychopaths regard love with contempt. They view loving and loyal couples as an ugly, undifferentiated blob. Because they can’t experience or even understand love and loyalty, they see moral individuals as weak. They have nothing but disdain for the emotions that normal human beings feel. But at the same time, psychopaths can’t live without feeding upon the real and deeper emotions of people who care about them, of individuals who can love: in other words of the people they use, abuse, toy with, lie to and hurt.

Psychopaths are often sexual predators. But even more often, and certainly more fundamentally, they’re emotional predators. What they want from their victims is far more than possessing their bodies or sex. They need to feed their insatiable appetite for harm, as well as sustain their sense of superiority,  by possessing and destroying others inside and out, body and soul. A psychopath’s emotional framework is like a vacuum that needs to suck out the emotional energy from healthy individuals in order to survive. This is why I have called psychopaths real-life vampires, that we need to understand and worry about far more than their fictional counterparts.

A psychopath lacks much more than empathy for others in his emotional repertoire. He also lacks the capacity to experience any kind of emotion that requires deeper insight and psychological awareness. He experiences only proto-emotions, which are as short-lived as they’re intense. That doesn’t make them any less dangerous, however...

When angry or frustrated, a psychopath is capable of anything, even if his anger will dissipate a few minutes later. As Hervey Cleckley observes, “In addition to his incapacity for object love, the psychopath always shows general poverty of affect. Although it is true that he sometimes becomes excited and shouts as if in rage or seems to exult in enthusiasm and again weeps in what appear to be bitter tears or speaks eloquent and mournful words about his misfortunes or his follies, the conviction dawns on those who observe him carefully that here we deal with a readiness of expression rather than a strength of feeling.” (The Mask of Sanity, 349)

The proto-emotions experienced by a psychopath tie in, once again, to the satisfaction or frustration of his immediate desires: “Vexation, spite, quick and labile flashes of quasi-affection, peevish resentment, shallow moods of self-pity, puerile attitudes of vanity, and absurd and showy poses of indignation are all within his emotional scale and are freely sounded as the circumstances of life play upon him. But mature, wholehearted anger, true or consistent indignation, honest, solid grief, sustaining pride, deep joy, and genuine despair are reactions not likely to be found within this scale.” (The Mask of Sanity, 349)

Read the rest:…

And this:

Pathological Lying: A Psychopathic Manipulation Tool…

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Raging Debate keep the basta… Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:34 Permalink

I think sociopath is a better fit to describe many politicians. That said such crave power because they are emotionally weak. There is a very high correlation between mental illness and digestive disorders. Such is 90% cause of all mental illness. 

 Those stating it is hardwired into the brain are correct also but that percentage is very low. 

 You want better politicians? Test for digestive illness and treat/cure. I am a reformed sociopath, I did have many tell me to go into politics. I still use tye extravert skills I just am far more honest and caring such I treated the cause of the mental illness. 

 When I state I want to build a better community, world etc. I mean it and do what I say. 

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ThorAss Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:19 Permalink

People from Wisconsin call people from Illinois FIBs (fucking Illinois bastards).  I imagine there are a few psychos in Chicago. Speaking of Shitcargo, I see a big news banner that 4 people have been shot in Malmo, Sweden and no one was even killed. Would that even rate a mention if it had happened in Chicoland?

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