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Good at breaking down information

This is a direct correspondence with psychopaths, who are experts at observing all the possibilities.

+1 PSYCHO

Confident in their knowledge

Psychopaths are both intelligent and confident.

+2 PSYCHO

Precise

This involves a precision in intelligence. Psychopaths are confident and meticulous. APD and sociopathy involves impulsivity, which is a contradiction. Sociopaths are also disorganized.

+1 PSYCHO -1 APD -2 SOCIO

Fun

ESTJs are funny; they have a quick wit and a sense of adventure. This can be matched to the psychopath’s charm, as such people are generally liked. It also might correlate with the APD trait of irresponsibility. Sociopaths, also, have little regard for the consequences of their actions, no regard for society’s limitations, and are spontaneous.

+1 PSYCHO +1 APD +3 SOCIO

Good advisors

In order to give good advice, one must be both emotionally detached and intelligent, both of which are traits that psychopaths bear. Psychopaths also have an air of trustworthiness to them, whether or not it’s true. However, they have a hard time connecting with people, so they might not give the best advice because they may not particularly care about the person asking for it. The same is true of sociopaths. Good advice is a contradiction to the deception and manipulation of APD, as well as its disregard for others.

+2 PSYCHO -2 APD -1 SOCIO

Transparent

ESTJs do not hide who they are. Sociopaths are simultaneously influenced by emotion and cannot empathize, which cancel each other out. Psychopaths, on the other hand, are emotionally detached, have no empathy, and their charming guise is merely a ruse.

-3 PSYCHO

Honest

ESTJs will tell you what they think. This is similar to APD’s lack of remorse, and sociopaths’ lack of regard for the consequences of their actions.

+1 APD +1 SOCIO

Good at putting the right people in the right positions

Psychopaths and sociopaths both have little knowledge when it comes to people. APD people also have a disregard for people, which is a contradiction.

-1 PSYCHO -1 APD -1 SOCIO

Makes quick decisions

As opposed to some of the types who are merely decisive, ESTJs make their decisions snappily, and so while they have a psychopath’s confidence, they don’t have his knowledge of all the possibilities. This is a direct correlation with APD’s lack of planning ahead.

+1 APD

Natural leader

Being a natural leader holds several contradictions to both psychopaths and sociopaths. However, it is similar to psychopathy in its confidence and charm. In regards to APD, a natural leader must not have violent or aggressive tendencies, nor can he be manipulative, irresponsible, or disregard others’ safety and rights. Opposing sociopathy, a natural leader cannot be prone to anger or recklessness.

+2 PSYCHO -5 APD -2 SOCIO

Uses memories to deal with situations

Psychopaths learn a great deal on their own, but they are also emotionally detached. These traits cancel each other out.

Correlation to APD adds up to -5. The final count stands as:

1 Psychopathic
-6 Sociopathic

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