Psychopaths (relative to their counterparts)
- included more rational cause-and-effect descriptors (e.g., ‘because’, ‘since’),
- focused on material needs (food, drink, money)
- contained fewer references to social needs (family, religion/spirituality).
- contained a higher frequency of disfluencies (‘uh’, ‘um’) indicating that describing such a powerful, ‘emotional’ event to another person was relatively difficult for them.
- used more past tense and less present tense verbs in their narrative, indicating a greater psychological detachment from the incident, and their language was less emotionally intense and pleasant.