To determine which movie characters best embodied psychopathic traits, forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt and ten colleagues watched 400 movies over 3 years. Their winner: Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men.”
Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.”
Orion Pictures Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths may kill without remorse, mutilating victims with as much emotion as you or I might brush our teeth.
This is known as “classic” or “idiopathic” psychopathy, but sometimes the disorder is more covert, as with some manipulative smooth talkers who aren’t necessarily violent.
In 2014, Belgian psychiatry professor Samuel Leistedt wanted to find out which movie characters embodied psychopathic traits best.
Leistedt called on 10 of his friends to help him watch 400 movi… Read More