Psychopathy Linked to Gambling Addiction – And It Only Gets Worse

Psychopathy Linked to Gambling Addiction – And It Only Gets Worse

Summary

Researchers say that people who lie, cheat and act without empathy are more likely to get into gambling problems. And because they also tend not to use strategies that would keep them safe from such problems, those issues are made worse.

All of that makes them more likely to ruin their own lives and the lives of anyone unfortunate enough to be close to them, including their closest sources of narcissistic supply

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Points of Note

  • Psychological researchers have found a link between gambling and psychopathy.
  • The psychology of psychopaths is so complicated to understand that many scientists have made careers studying them.
  • Researchers have found that psychopaths process language differently from other people, likely due both to genetic factors and early exposure.
  • Problem gamblers tend to lack empathy for others and are more likely than other people to become untrustworthy.
  • The combination of these traits often leads narcissists to make choices that ruin their own lives and hurt those around them.

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