Queen front-man Freddie Mercury may seem to have a lot in common with him, but in psychopathic terms, does he score higher or lower? Freddie matches Oscar in both the narcissism and rebelliousness stakes (not surprising for two highly creative artists) and both are warm and empathic (though Freddie is so low on emotional detachment he just about edges it).But Oscar streaks ahead on physical fearlessness and coolness under pressure: Freddie might have had a great stage presence but in everyday life he was anything but confident.How good are you at spotting the characteristics of a psychopath?
Not bad - you managed to identify some of the high scorers, but a few of these characters still managed to surprise you.
After all, manipulating and deceiving others is a trait of many psychopaths.
Both Shakespeare and Newton score very low on physical fearlessness and rebelliousness (revolutionaries they most certainly are not! Newton beats Shakespeare on narcissism and emotional detachment (he'd beat most people, in fact) while Shakespeare does the honours when it comes to coolness under pressure. Newton's second victory on the spin comes quite easily at the expense of the Iron Lady who, despite her public persona, was actually rather warm and empathic behind the scenes.
Finally, if scientific genius Sir Isaac Newton scored 61% on the psychopathic scale, where will Britain's first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher sit? Like Churchill, however, she had the inner steel to be able to override her emotions and favour her head over her heart – which made her a formidable political force in anyone's book! Manipulating and deceiving others is a trait of many psychopaths, and it looks like they've managed to completely fool you.
There are different types of psychotherapy, like cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoanalysis and hypnotherapy. You’ll usually have support from a mentor through regular supervision sessions.
The approach you use will depend on your specialism and your clients’ needs. Private therapy sessions may take place outside these hours to fit in with your clients' working times.
All in all a close run thing – but Dickens edges it.
So Adolf Hitler scores 69% for his psychopathic traits. It's not the first time these two have gone head-to-head!
You could work with adults or children, individually or in groups.