Symptoms and main features of personality formation of a psychopath
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Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University
Submission date: 2023-06-12
Final revision date: 2023-09-01
Acceptance date: 2023-09-12
Publication date: 2024-04-02
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Liana Spytska   

Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University
Arch Psych Psych 2024;26(1):34-43
Aim of the study:
The research relevance is predefined by the fact today the concept of psychopathy is in a state of transition, as experts describe the disorder on a superficial level. In this regard, the research aims to analyze the main symptoms and characteristics of psychopathy, the analysis of the behavior of individuals with psychopathic traits.

Subject or material and methods:
The primary research methods are analysis and synthesis, comparisons and analogies, and a survey was conducted among Internet users.

The research considers the insufficient awareness of the manifestations and factors of the diagnosis, in addition, a significant number of psychopathic individuals remain without the attention of psychiatrists, which makes it impossible to detect pathologies among a part of the population.

The article emphasizes the issue of behavioral manifestations during the interaction of internal and external factors, building relationships with the environment, susceptibility to disorders depending on gender, the influence of genetic or acquired defects in the process of certain activities, as well as functioning and organization of the brain of a person with psychopathic disorders.

It was concluded that the characteristics of psychopathic personality disorder aimed at studying the needs and motivations of psychopaths, and a number of essential proposals for diagnosing psychopathy through the identification of common key signs are offered. The research is of theoretical and practical value for psychologists, psychoanalysts, and physicians for the purposes of theoretical and practical study of the characteristic features of psychopathy and significantly deepen knowledge about this disorder.

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