Have you watched the ShowTime series, "Dexter"? Friends of mine & I have debated if Dexter qualifies as a true "psychopath". (more)
A new season of Dexter starts in October. I see Dexter as in some gray area between true psychopathy and severe mental trauma. Dexter keeps a low profile: psychopaths are loud and self-aggrsndizing; Dexter is highly protective of his sister, Deb, his kids, and Rita - psychopaths see others to be used through charm and manipulation and have no compassion nor empathy; Dexter became unglued when he accidentally killed the wrong person - a photographer instead of the murderous assistant; Dexter doesn't appear to be easily bored as do most psychopaths; Dexter's "Code of Harry" (his father) has deep meaning for him - a psychopath's only code is to advance their desires - at any cost; Dexter bonded with a multiple rape victim - and tracked down her assailants - a psychopath would have been one of the assailants... that's just some of my reasons why I don't believe he's a psychopath - although he's most definitely a serial killer. What's your take on Dexter's true nature?