Microsoft Hatred FAQ

John Bokma john at
Wed Oct 19 01:41:28 CEST 2005

Steven D'Aprano <steve at> wrote:

> Oh, and if you think I'm saying something shocking by suggesting that
> somebody is a psychopath, I'm not. Something like one in five of the
> general population are psychopaths,

psychopaths according to DSM IV, or just some silly test from a magazine?

> With training and/or a good dose of enlightened self-interest, most
> psychopaths are perfectly capable of learning to not be selfish

Yup, like everybody can become an olympic swimmer, or get a degree. Just 
work, and you'll make it.

> Actually doing that harm is, or at least should be, although sadly
> when we allow the psychopaths to make the rules, they tend to make
> rules that allow themselves to prosper at our expense.

Hmmmm... and probably one in three is paranoid?

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