The Characteristics Of Psychopaths In Pop Culture

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Psychopaths are prevalent in almost every aspect of life. They are at school, in the office, and at the grocery store. People view psychopaths as socially removed and isolated, but many with psychopathic traits lead normal lives with their own quirks. Functional psychopathy has become more and more normalized, as it has been featured in different aspects of pop culture. Many people hope to break the stereotype associated with psychopathy in order for society to become more inclusive of mental disorders, and also to educate more people about psychopathic behavior through popular shows and movies. One example of a functional yet quirky psychopath in pop culture is Dwight Schrute from The Office. The Office is set at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with Michael Scott managing the staff. Also called an “office mockumentary,” the series follows the shenanigans, strange happenings, and hysterical moments that take place in the office at Dunder Mifflin. Viewers love to see how different each of the characters are, and how often their differences get them into trouble.
Dwight is perhaps the most dedicated and hardworking member of the staff, as he is the leading salesman. Many of his co-workers enjoy teasing him, and while this is funny to viewers of the show, it causes Dwight to get himself into trouble and make himself appear annoying to others in the office. Dwight’s character comes across as odd and hilarious, but with further analysis of his
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