The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Take a test to find out whether you’re a sociopath 

In fact, most people display some symptoms of psychopathy — superficiality, glibness, promiscuous sexual Behaviour, etc. — and that does not make you a psychopath.

In a political leader, a few psychopathic traits may not be a bad thing: Many of the traits we seek in leaders, such as fearlessness, dominant Behaviour, and immunity to stress, are found in psychopaths. Indeed, psychopaths are found in greater proportions among CEOs. Between 3% and 21% of CEOs are probably psychopaths, according to a study by Bond University psychologist Nathan Brooks. The background rate of psychopathy in the normal population is about 1%.

The standard screening test for potential psychopaths is the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. In the test, a clinician interviews a potential sociopath and scores them on 20 criteria, such as “promiscuous sexual Behavior” or “impulsivity.” On each criterion, the subject is ranked on a 3-point scale: (0 = item does not apply, 1 = item applies somewhat, 2 = item definitely applies). The scores are summed to create a rank of zero to 40. Anyone who scores 30 and above is probably a psycho.

The test is supposed to be done by a professional psychologist but if you really want to take it yourself — or make a layperson’s guess at Trump’s psychological makeup — keep scrolling:


1. Do you have “excess glibness” or superficial charm?

1. Do you have "excess glibness" or superficial charm?

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(Answer: For sociopaths, the answer to this question is yes.)

2. Do you have a grandiose sense of self-worth?

2. Do you have a grandiose sense of self-worth?

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(Psychopaths do.)

3. Do you have an excess need for stimulation or proneness to boredom?

(Psychopaths can’t endure periods of the doldrums.)

4. Are you a pathological liar?

4. Are you a pathological liar?

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(Psychopaths don’t care about the truth.)

5. Are you conning or manipulative?

5. Are you conning or manipulative?

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(Psychopaths often believe they can pull the strings of the dupes around them.)

6. Do you display a lack of remorse or guilt?

6. Do you display a lack of remorse or guilt?

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(Psychopaths don’t feel bad when they do bad things.)

7. Do you have “shallow affect”?

7. Do you have "shallow affect"?

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(Psychopaths show a lack of emotions when an emotional reaction is appropriate.)

8. Are you callous, or do you lack empathy?

8. Are you callous, or do you lack empathy?

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(Psychopaths just don’t care when bad things happen to other people.)

9. Do you have a “parasitic lifestyle”?

(Psychopaths prefer not to work for a living. They feel it is easier to take stuff from other people.) 

10. Do you have poor behavioral controls?

 10. Do you have poor behavioral controls?

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(Psychopaths find it difficult to keep themselves in check.)

11. Do you have a history of promiscuous sexual behavior?

 11. Do you have a history of promiscuous sexual behavior?

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(Psychopaths like one-night stands.)

12. Do you have a history of early behavioral problems?

 12. Do you have a history of early behavioral problems?

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(As children, psychopaths often have a history of cruelty to others.) 

13. Do you lack realistic long-term goals?

13. Do you lack realistic long-term goals?

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(Psychopaths prefer crazy schemes over life or career goals.)

14. Are you overly impulsive?

14. Are you overly impulsive?

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(Psychopaths are very, very impulsive.)

15. Do you have a high level of irresponsibility?

15. Do you have a high level of irresponsibility?

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(Psychopaths aren’t big on doing the right thing.)

16. Do you fail to accept responsibility for your own actions?

16. Do you fail to accept responsibility for your own actions?

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(When you’re a psycho, it’s always someone else’s fault.)

17. Have you had many short-term “marital” relationships?

17. Have you had many short-term "marital" relationships?

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(Psychopaths have an inability to commit to, or repeatedly betray, long-term relationships.)

18. Do you have a history of juvenile delinquency?

18. Do you have a history of juvenile delinquency?

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(Psychopaths start young.)

19. Have you ever experienced a “revocation of conditional release”?

19. Have you ever experienced a "revocation of conditional release"?

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(Even when psychopaths catch a break — like being let out of prison on probation — they tend to screw up.)

20. Do you display “criminal versatility”?

20. Do you display "criminal versatility"?

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(Psychopaths differ from normal criminals because they don’t really care which type of laws they break — they’ll break any of them, under the right circumstances.)

How did you do?

If you scored more than 30 (i.e. you answered “somewhat” or “definitely” to most of these questions) then you might be a psychopath.

If you scored lower than that — breathe easy. You’re normal.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Take a test to find out whether you’re a sociopath 

Prada opens St Barts store

Saint Barthélemy – St Barts for short – is a luxury holiday destination that attracts those travelers who can appreciate not just pristine beaches and azure waters, but also high fashion, haute cuisine and contemporary art.

The island is home to Art Saint Barth, the Eden Rock Hotel’s restaurant On The Rocks, and numerous designer boutiques – and now, Prada. The Italian luxury house’s presence in Central America is already significant, but its new store provides another crucial location in the Carribean for the brand.

 

Prada’s St Barts locale takes a tropical turn

The single-level store offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear, alongside special products geared towards the exotic location’s summer necessities. With consideration for the exotic locale’s iconic 1950s South American architecture, Prada planted an original interior design on the island’s main promenade.

A checkered black-and-white marble floor contrasts with more colourful materials and colours, such as a brown wooden brise soleil solar shading, a yellow-and-white striped painted ceiling and blue leaf fabric print walls inspired by Prada collections.

Together, they form a relaxed holiday-home setting, complemented with rare design pieces by Giò Ponti and Franco Albini.

 

Source: Prada opens St Barts store

New labels Kepler unites two designers’ visions 

The pair share a fascination for the history of clothes

 

The designers source fabrics from near and far, using Scottish wool and Japanese silk yarn

 

This look is based on the wedding dresses made out of silk parachutes during 1940s wartime

 

Based on the idea of an alternative reality other than life on Earth as we know it, Kepler, a new London-based fashion brand by Alexandra Hadjikyriacou and Jaimee McKenna feels just like that: strangely familiar, yet stimulatingly singular.

The label’s namesake is Kepler 186 f, a planet discovered by NASA two years ago with a radius similar to Earth and located within another sun’s habitable zone. ‘We liked the idea of a duality between the Earth and [planet] Kepler,’ say the duo, who studied at Central Saint Martins, ‘in the same way that Kepler is a combination of two individuals.’

Hadjikyriacou and McKenna both have textile and knitwear degrees – a solid basis for their collaboration. But they also share a fascination for the history of clothes. ‘We source our silk yarn from Japan because they manufacture the most beautiful yarns; our cashmere and wool are from Scotland,’ they explain.

 

A look from Kepler’s ‘Season 1’ collection

‘Our cashmere army jumper and jacquard scarf were produced in Scotland due to their fantastic handwriting for cashmere, and our woollen jacquard football scarves were made in Alex’s home country of Cyprus.’

This union of different traditions and techniques has led Hadjikyriacou and McKenna’s research into ‘military uniforms, Renaissance art, and tribes in Africa’. One look – a cream silk dress layered with a rusty brown knitted dress from their Season 1 collection – is based on the idea of wedding dresses made out of silk parachutes during 1940s wartime. Another look, a blue knitted jumper with slouchy draping, is a harmonious combination of what they say is ‘the different way each of us sees the world and interprets it.’

Duality and harmony are at the core of Kepler. ‘With some looks we had a vision for the garment and chose the materials to best reflect it, for others we found a beautiful material and engineered the garment to best reflect that,’ the pair say. Each garment balances out colour, texture and silhouette into a whole that is both functional and spirited.

 

Source: New labels Kepler unites two designers’ visions

Stylish TV Show Characters

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When you’re watching your favorite TV show characters on Netflix, chances are you’re cozied up in PJs, and the last thing on your mind is a night out. But admit it — the reason you got so hooked on series like Sex and the City, Scream Queens, and Gossip Girl has a lot to do with the amazing outfits you’re inspired by in each episode.

So, for the occasions you’re in need of a standout look — like all those holiday parties you’ve got coming up — why not look to the ladies who know best? The Carrie Bradshaws, Olivia Popes, and Betty Drapers of television have become known for their iconic style. Just read on to choose which persona best speaks to your own wardrobe, and then shop the look!

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Miley Cyrus Crazy Fashion Moments 

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Sure, she’s just being Miley, but Miley Cyrus is never really flying under the radar. Thanks to an edgy transformation from sweet Disney star to jaw-dropping performer, she’s generated a lot of controversy, in large part because of her body-flaunting wardrobe. In fact, after careful study, it seems there are few times that Miley’s actually left her house fully dressed (read: with underwear, a top, and coverage on bottom). She has partied it up in pasties and dare to bare it all on Instagram, leaving us with one burning question – what the heck will she do next?

Keep reading for 30 outrageous moments that are a testament to the birthday girl’s always-unpredictable style.

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Stylist Micaela Erlanger Holiday Gift Guide 2016 

Micaela Erlanger works with major celebrities like Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot. So it should come as no surprise that Pandora Jewelry tapped her for its new campaign, “The Look of You.” Micaela joined well-known fashion figures Caroline Issa and Rebecca Corbin-Murray to select charms and earrings from the brand’s Fall collection and accessorize an outfit from head to toe.

She’s sharing some of her favorite pieces with us, all of which make great gifts for the holidays. But we didn’t stop at jewelry. We wondered what else is on Micaela’s list when it comes to no-fail presents for the fashion addict. Read on for nine of her promising picks, then check out Micaela’s more general style tips for special events ahead of those parties you’ve got coming up.

Source: Stylist Micaela Erlanger Holiday Gift Guide 2016

6 things not to buy at an outlet store

Peripheral items like socks are often only a deal if they’re on clearance.

To many shoppers, “outlet” store means a place to get a great deal. But there are some items it’s best to buy elsewhere, and check the labels of what you do buy closely.

Some companies make lower quality merchandise specifically to sell at their outlets. “Outlets want you to believe that they are selling off-season wear from traditional stores,” says Michelle Madhok, shopping expert and founder of deal site SheFinds.com. However, most items sold in outlets were never sold in traditional stores. Look for the ‘direct from the store’ signs and also look at the price tags to see if the price has been adjusted numerous times.

That’s saying nothing of the deals you can string together at department stores like Kohl’s KSS, +1.89%  , combining sales, coupons and Kohl’s Cash, said Edgar Dworsky, founder of Consumer World.org, an internet consumer resource guide. Also, “don’t assume that the so-called regular or list price on the price tag is genuine. Half off an outrageous price is still an outrageous price,” Dworsky said; and that goes for any retail store, whether it’s an outlet or not. That’s why it’s also important to price-check items, to have an idea of what a comparable product costs.

But there are some items that consumers should be especially careful about buying at outlet stores:

Leather items

Leather apparel in outlet stores may not be the real deal, according to FatWallet, a coupon and deals website. Synthetic leather, vegan leather or composite leather blends (often labeled as “genuine” or “top-grain” leather) can be used to imitate the look. “Always look for full-grain leather products to assure you’re buying actual 100% cowhide leather that will last for many years, not months,” says Brent Shelton, shopping expert for FatWallet.

Beauty products

The application and performance of cosmetics could suffer if they have been discontinued and have languished on the shelf. Lip gloss, some moisturizers and foundations can develop separation and settling in the container over time, he adds. The expiration date is especially important if the product is in a plastic container, which can release and absorb compounds like solvents and oils; glass containers can give products a longer shelf life, since the material is impermeable and nonporous, he says. Better yet, darker glass can block UV light — something that can attribute to product instability.

Socks and underwear

In a sportswear outlet, where shoes are often the main draw, peripheral items like socks and water bottles are often only a deal if they’re on clearance, Dworsky says. “At New Balance, their main business is shoes, so you would expect to get good deals on shoes,” he says. “Water bottles, shoelaces…they may not be as deeply discounted.”

Branded accessories

Small accessories such as key chains also probably aren’t heavily discounted, says Charles Aaron Lawry, assistant professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. For some consumers, “if they can walk away with a keychain with a logo on it, they’re happy,” he says. These are known in the business as “open your wallet” items: Consumers get to buy into a brand and open their purse psychologically so they keep spending.

Outdated wireless electronics

Tablets and other wireless products sold at outlet stores will likely have older firmware that won’t perform as well with current apps and operating system requirements, according to FatWallet. “You’ll save money, but may find you’re also somewhat disconnected,” Shelton said.

Refurbished electronics

A refurbished computer from a reputable brand (that also offers a limited warranty from the manufacturer) at an outlet store can be a deal, according to FatWallet. “But third party reseller outlet merchants are a big purchase risk, especially shipping from China or outside of the United States and not offering returns,” he said.

Source: 6 things not to buy at an outlet store 

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