I, Psychopath

I, Psychopath

Meet Sam Vaknin

DVD - 2016
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Psychopaths...they'll charm you, manipulate you, then ruin your life. But, not all of them with a gun or a knife. In this extra ordinary documentary, suspected psychopath Sam Vaknin goes in search of a diagnosis...was he born without a conscience? "Making a movie with a psychopath," declares I, Psychopath's director Ian Walker, "is a little like poking a snake with a stick." Unwittingly, the filmmaker becomes a textbook victim. Joined by Vaknin's long-suffering but ever-loyal wife Lidija, the threesome embark on a diagnostic road trip to the world's top experts in psychopathy in which Vaknin (and his wife) undergo a battery of rigorous psychological tests and neuroscientific experiments. He is the world's first civilian to willingly seek a diagnosis for psychopathy. The former corporate criminal turns out to be a way-better psychopath than any of them imagined. By the end, Walker almost calls it quits on his own film rather than spend another day with its main subject".--ABC website.
Publisher: Wheeling, IL :, Film Ideas,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD 616.8282 I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 60 min.) :,sound, color, with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, rda
Alternative Title: Meet Sam Vaknin

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graybear1
Jun 24, 2017

I found the parts where experts ran tests and explained/described traits of psychopaths, to be extremely interesting. You may be shocked to realize how many people you might know, and especially how many people in power you do KNOW OF, who fit the definition "to a T". Quite chilling!
No subtitles so a bit difficult if you are hearing-challenged. Unless your windows are closed as are all your neighbors'. ;)

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