Is there such a thing as a 'good psychopath'?

“The words ‘psychopath’ and ‘success’ should never be in the same sentence,” Lillian says. “Psychopaths are dangerous people and to encourage someone to act like a psychopath is both irresponsible and dangerous.”

She does not subscribe to the notion that we all have some psychopath within us. “You either are one or you are not one,” she says. “And if you are a psychopath, you don’t dial up the levels of the traits … It can’t be done. Psychopaths don’t pick and choose how ruthless or non-empathetic they will be. They are these traits and it is not by degree.”

Lillian says, “All of these characteristics are wrong when they hurt others. A lack of conscience is very wrong and an absence of one can lead to committing criminal acts on others. Ruthlessness is not a good characteristic. It is a bad characteristic.”