×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Coronavirus | masks | sociopath | antisocial

People Who Don't Wear Masks Linked to Sociopathic Traits

People Who Don't Wear Masks Linked to Sociopathic Traits
A sign informing people they must wear masks is posted on the door of a building at UNLV amid the spread of the coronavirus on September 1, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ( Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 September 2020 03:48 PM

People who don’t wear masks or refuse to socially distance share personality traits with sociopaths, a new study finds. Researchers from the State University of Londrina in Brazil found that people who scored low on empathy and high in callous behavior and risk-taking were less likely to comply with COVID-19 protective guidelines. These so-called antisocial traits are marks of people who tend to act in their own self interest and don’t care if they put others at risk of getting the virus, the researchers claimed.

According to CNBC, the American Psychological Association says these traits are characteristic of those diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, defined as “a chronic and pervasive disposition to disregard and violate the rights of others.” The disorder affects 1% of the U.S. population and is more common in men.

Men are also reluctant to wear masks for other reasons, say studies.

According to BBC News, a recent analysis on male behavior by researchers at Middlesex University and the Mathematical Science Research Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, found that men were not only less inclined to wear masks but they considered them “shameful, not cool and a sign of weakness.” On the other hand, women were twice as likely to say they’d wear masks outside their homes.

“Men are less inclined to wear a face covering, and one of the main reasons is that they are more likely to believe that they will be relatively unaffected by the disease,” said the scientists, according to BBC News, adding that the irony of this logic is that the coronavirus impacts males more seriously.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Health-News
People who don't wear masks or refuse to socially distance share personality traits with sociopaths, a new study finds...
masks, sociopath, antisocial
268
2020-48-02
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 03:48 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
More Articles
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
Find Your Condition
TOP

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved