NOTE: Psychopath and sociopath can technically be used interchangeably.
From my extensive, though unfortunate, life-long experience, I believe I can say without a doubt that
Based on the fact that it’s genetic, passing from one generation to the next, it only seems logical that a psychopath would be raised by a parental psychopath. And since the elder psychopath is incapable of the emotions needed for true bonding and nurturing, any psychopath would likely not be a model parent — other than in their persona — so upbringing would be clearly dysfunctional at best. But that’s just a typical psychopathy trait acted out by the parent, the same trait that’s passed genetically to the child.
Up-bringing will not make a psychopath, nor prevent one.
What defines “bad-upbringing” anyway? What defines good-upbringing? continue reading…