8. Troubled childhood
According to The Globe and Mail, doctors have theorized that childhood neglect, abuse, and trauma, can desensitive children to other people’s feelings. Not all psychopaths had horrible childhoods, and millions of children who are abused never become psychopaths. However, it is important to note that children with troubled childhoods are more likely to become psychopaths. Another doctor found that children who lived apart from their parents in the first three years of their life were more likely to become psychopaths. This indicates that the lack of a bond or connection may affect childrens’ ability to feel empathy, so they develop psychopathic traits.