If they were tested (or publicly pressured to be tested) 2 to 4 of those above would have to drop out (these individuals would appear totally unfazed, but then find a good reason to leave the race). Trump is not a psychopath. If I were him, I would publicly have a fMRI and dare the others to follow suit.
I’d suggest seeing if their brains respond differently to the following two images. Which of the candidates lack even the biological possibility of empathy?
“Let’s Stop Voting for Psychopaths! … But, How?? TEST Politicians
Make fMRI brain scans a mandatory part of the background check for political candidates and policymakers.
. . . [Being a psychopath] means he has no conscience, nor empathy, but he fakes it better than normal people show true feelings. Psychopathy means he has no love, no loyalty, no decency. Betrayal on a whim. No remorse. Totally self-serving. Wears the disguise of the sweetest guy on earth and no one knows the darkness of his heart.
Psychopaths are estimated to be 4 percent of population. This means that there are 12 million psychopaths in the United States. Psychopaths like to control and manipulate (covertly), and are drawn to positions of power.
Classifying someone as a “psychopath” is not meant to be an insult. Psychopathy is a neurological condition. (Psychopaths have full intellectual faculties and have no break with reality. (Movies, TV, and mass media give people the wrong idea that psychopaths can be spotted because they’re obviously deranged. Psychopaths are not psychotic.) They are false friends, pathological liars, and clever con artists who take advantage of the fact that we are not taught to identify them among us.
“We would not allow a color-blind person to safely work, for example, as an air-traffic controller… society shouldn’t let a clinically-diagnosed psychopath be in a position of power (..don’t give the pyromaniac the matches or put a pedophile in charge of the day-care center).””… http://www.thepetitionsite.com/545/530/296/lets-stop-voting-for-psychopaths-but-how/
A neurological basis for the lack of empathy in psychopaths
This is response in the right amygdala across groups of low (L), medium (M) and high (H) psychopathy participants, when they adopted an imagine-self and an imagine-other affective perspective while viewing bodily injuries. Groupwise effects (bars at the bottom of the figure) are expanded to show the contribution of continuous PCL-R subscores on factor 1, which encompasses the emotional/interpersonal features of psychopathy.
Decety. J, Chenyi. C, Harenski. C, and Kiehl. K, A. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2013.”
Psychopathy Research — What is a psychopath? A liar. Why are they so puzzling? Neurology.
How can we allow the congenitally mentally ill, the permanently morally deficient pre-adolescents, the moral imbeciles, the morally insane in positions of power?