Is there such a thing as “murderer” DNA? If both my biological parents were killers, as is the case with the lady profiled in this article, you can bet I’d be worried about it, the same as she is. Then again, if I’m worried about possibly being a sociopath, doesn’t that indicate clearly that I’m NOT one? It’s like that old saying about crazy people. If you’re worried about being insane, then you aren’t insane. Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. Perhaps sociopaths know they are sociopaths, but they simply don’t CARE. If you DO care, then you’re not. Is that how it works?
According to the latest research, there must be both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors to create a sociopath/psychopath. One has to have certain genetic potential, then must be exposed to certain environmental factors. (Also, the latest thinking is that, contrary to previously held views, there really isn’t a difference between psychopaths and sociopaths.) While it would sound like creating a sociopath requires a recipe hard to come by, it isn’t. The recipe is becoming more and more common.
Of course one need not be a sociopath/psychopath to be a murderer. But that’s a whole ‘nother article.