@cake-emu replied to your photoset

not sure if you’ve already read this but it’s an interview with the show’s psychiatry consultant: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2018/05/what-really-happens-when-you-tell-a-psychopath-theyre-a-psychopath-a-qa-with-bbc-americas-killing-eves-psychiatry-consultant

Oh, I had not! Thanks, that is actually rather illuminating.

“Some psychologists believe that psychopathic disorder is actually the mind’s way of defending itself against a traumatic upbringing; a mask of sanity laid over a very conflicted, confused and maybe even vulnerable individual.“

Hmm. I’d kind of thought Eve wanted a reason to explain V’s behavior so it’d be less bad, but there’s science behind it? Well, maybe there’s science behind it, “some” psychologists “believe” it but no evidence either way. 

Separate from V and the show but hmmmzz;

“Psychopaths are not super-human predators who are immune to fear and other emotions; they are missing something quite fundamental that helps define what makes everyone else human. What we haven’t figured out yet is how to give this back to them, and that is our failing.“