Re: Re: Humakt

From: KYER, JEFFREY <jeff.kyer_at_...>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:21:08 -0500

Thom Baguley wrote:
> > From: Benedict Adamson <badamson_at_...>
> >Psychopaths are extreme emotional extroverts who do not feel that
> >society's rules (or indeed, any kind of rules) need apply to them.
> >Humakt's honour, and his mythical/social place as Orlanth's Champion
> >show that Humakt (and thus Humakti) is not a psychopath.
> Without getting technical, I don't think psychopaths can be described as
> "extreme emotional extroverts". The usual definition is of someone with no
> social conscience or moral empathy. Most of the famous case studies
> indicate they are ice cold, unemototional types (though they are also good
> at faking emotions like remorse, anger etc.).
> The short-hand "psycho" seems to come from the term psychotic - someone out
> of touch with reality.
> Humakti could be psychopaths - following their code not out of a moral or
> social sense, but purely out of duty. Such Humakti might end up fanatical
> followers of priests, godi and heroes. This would probably be rare because
> becoming a Humakti is an intensely deep and drastic personal decision for
> most people. Humakti may be cold, emotionless and so on, but more in the
> way of Spock (controlling very powerful emotions and channeling them via
> rigid code).
> Thom

I think the word we might want here is socio-path but I think we are drifting OT a bit here.


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