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For instance, words like “because” and “since” appear in a higher frequency of psychopathic language than the norm. Psychopaths also tend to focus on material things, like money, and talk less about family and religion. And when dealing with emotional descriptions, psychopaths use “uh” and “um” frequently, indicating an inability to face and discuss their emotions.

The researchers believe they can measure the frequency of words like those above in even as little as 140 character sound bites, by calculating percentages of the whole and comparing it to the norm.

Their study, entitled “Hungry like the wolf: A word-pattern analysis of the language of psychopaths,” will be published in the Legal and Criminological Psychology journal.

  • apparently i’m a psychopath then….

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