Can psychopaths feel empathy?

By |2021-04-07T21:11:24+00:00January 5th, 2021|Psychopathy|

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing and feeling, as well as the capacity to place yourself in other people's positions. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy. A psychopath lacks emotional empathy, but he/she is able to learn cognitive empathy – in order to understand behaviors and to manipulate them.