Jan 15, 2014

What If Your Child Has The Brain Of A Psychopath? Could you influence their life path?

(A picture of Carol's son Josh holding Marv when we was a puppy. 
No reference to being a psychopath!)

I recently saw a very intriguing episode on AC360. Anderson Cooper's guest was James Fallon a neuroscientist who's spent his career studying psychopaths and observing their character traits. He also examines their brains through brain scans. James Fallon is the author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

Here's the show I watched.

Video: Many presidents had psychopathic traits?

James Fallon found out through a brain scan of his own brain that he also has the brain of a psychopath. What really got my attention is when Anderson asked him why he thought he didn't turn out to be a serial killer.

The part that stands out to me and has been in my head for the past 24 hours is the reason he feels he turned out different. I go into this down below.

Here is a more detailed show on James Fallons findings.

Common traits of a psychopath:
1. Poor sense of morality.
2. Lack of emotional empathy.
3. The inability to be close to someone.
4. Warrior mindset.
5. They tell you what they know you want to hear.

Here's the part I really, really like!

What James realized was that a nurturing environment can offset the biology. 

So what this tells us is, certain warrior genes can put a child at risk if raised in an abusive environment but when a child with this type of brain is nurtured and raised in a loving environment the outcome can be completely different. A child with these genes raised with a healthy loving foundation can change the course of history for this child. When a child is treated with love it washes the negatives away!

Sometime's parents raising emotionally disconnected children tend to pull back or even become afraid of their children. This is the opposite of what they need. They need the parent more than ever. 

They need the parent to demonstrate how to become emotionally empathetic, how to connect to others and the difference between right and wrong. They need more than just you. If you yourself lack these abilities or find yourself in the disconnected field reach out to those around you whom you feel could be of assistance in helping expose your child through loving and nurturing activities to becoming a more balanced individual.

You could do this by having family pets and demonstrating how to take care of your pets, not just with food and water but with daily petting, brushing, and consistent love & responsibility. Have your child join in. Provide opportunities to learn how to care for others. Whether it's a grandparent, sibling, volunteering at a shelter or handing out food to someone in need. All your actions are being recorded mentally and vibrationally by your child.

I'm a huge believer in the power of intention and how we believe. For more information on this topic please learn about Dr. Bruce Lipton.
Biologist Bruce Lipton dives into how we can influence our biology in his books Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here). Dr. Lipton shows through scientific proof, genes and DNA can be changed by a person's belief.

There's a test devised by Professor Kevin Dutton you can take to see if you are a psychopath. It's for ages 16 and over. It's designed to help people see where they fall on the psychopathic spectrum. For fun I decided to take it.

Here are my results. I ranked 12% on the spectrum. Here's what it told me. I have to say it describes me very, very well. 
You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a ‘people person’ and dislike conflict. ‘Do unto others…’ are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor. I don't have any experience in this field except hands on experience i've gained from having several psychopaths in my life. Don't ask me who I'm not going to tell you. I find this topic interesting because it shows there's hope! By surrounding a child with love and a nurturing environment people can potentially influence the outcome of a child's life and possibly even be preventing a criminal or serial killer from being created. So value your place in every child's life. Your influence may just be just be what changes their path.

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Carol Lawrence is an energetic practitioner, blogger, children's author, social media manager, author interviewer, book reviewer, conscious parenting adviser and assistant editor of the All Things Healing Family & Parenting Community. 


Unknown said...

Just to clear things up (and explain him having the same brain but not the behavior)...

Behavior is governed by emotion. Emotion is not governed by the brain, but by the spirit itself (although it can be affected by a part of the mind - not the "brain" - that is not analytical). This is why neuroscience and psychiatry/psychology haven't given us workable solutions, only unworkable theories. But solutions to these issues do exist currently.

Unknown said...

With all due respect, I wouldn't waste my time with such a "test", because

1. Its output algorithms have missing factors
2. Telling someone what is "right" or "wrong" with them (even if 100% accurate) can't help them better themselves. In fact, it has the opposite effect.

Furthermore...take, for example:

"You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a ‘people person’ and dislike conflict. ‘Do unto others…’ are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily."

^ This describes everyone, save for approximately 0.004% of the population.

Psychiatry/psychology are actually a covert suppression of the masses (study the history of psychiatry for evidence of this). The 0.004% mentioned above are the ones directing the show...the truly "dangerous" ones, so to speak. "Neuroscience" is their latest parlor trick, and a lot of brilliant people fall for it, not because they are stupid, but because it DOES look logical when you aren't considering certain factors (especially when they are the senior factors). Again, looking back at my first comment, let me turn around my statement and pose it as a question:

Can you name a single WORKABLE solution that has come from psychiatry/psychology/neuroscience to date? When I say workable, I mean that it can be duplicated by anyone with the exact same end result every time. By solution, I mean that it removes the cause point and does not merely cover it up. An example of a non-solution would be taking drugs to stop a behavior. It is not a solution by definition, because it does not address the root cause, evidenced by the fact that when one ceases taking the drug, the symptoms return, most often, statistically, worse than before "treatment".

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread or to invalidate. But this is a serious issue because the psychs are making people (and conditions) worse, not better. Children are being drugged now as a result of this madness.

Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten said...

Hi Nick, Agree there's a huge problem with children being drugged. We would love to see society look at individuals, especially children at a deeper level instead of trying to medicate all their problems away.

I have to say if you didn't take the time to look at the test you wouldn't know the kinds of questions it asked. Of course anyone could lie and get different results but if you were answering 100% honestly it's going to have a pretty accurate result due to the questions asked. They aren't your everyday questions.

I hear what your saying about psychiatry but i think your missing my point in sharing this information. There's a similarity in people particularly their brains. People with certain brain scans are well known to be killers, criminals, politicians or just dangerous but the coolest thing about this is the fact that a person with the same brain & biology can have a different outcome by the environment they are raised in and by their beliefs.

One more thing. Responding to this quote from your comment above. This describes everyone, save for approximately 0.004% of the population." Not everyone thinks this way. I've met several people who don't feel that way, and yes they are emotionally detached and would rank high on this scale. I think there are more people like this in the world than you would think.

Thank you so much Nick for sharing your opinion, Iove it!

Unknown said...

HI Carol,thanks for sharing this video clip and your comments. Both very interesting and I feel 'right on'. As an energetic practitioner myself (of Transformation Energetics) I would like to add one additional dimension to this discussion - the energetic one. We are constantly exposed to the unseen vibrational energies in and around us, which effect our balance and peace of mind, yet we have not been trained to pay attention to this very real level of reality. Some of these energies can and do, from time to time, unnerve and disturb even the most balanced of us. I, for example, can't sleep if I am exposed to a high pitched motor whine....It makes my nervous system feel plugged into the wall socket and it makes me feel wired and deeply disturbed, esp if I cannot get away from it and am severelly sleep deprived.) Imagine therefore, what might occur if the energies, not necessarily the behavior, of those around the individual with psychopathic brain tendencies became acutely irregular or out of harmony, what would be the outcome of that? Most likely a violent psychopathic episode. Such a person might, with the right nurturing environment, be able to control their tendencies, but when the physical reality or the energetic influences became too much of an overload or too irregular, such an individual might totally loose it. I think, for example, of the shootings at several schools across the country. Might this account for these unexplainable events?