>>10663080>Psychopaths have very good understanding of other peoples inner life
Psychopaths are in fact so oblivious to entire modes of affect in art--such as pastoral, or its opposite, farce--that they are easily detected by their blankness of reaction to promptings in the general direction. They are also remarkably lacking in the kind of eccentricity that is evidence of idle curiosity, or levels of objectivity that can arise only from awareness of one's own subjectivity. Most particularly, they are so lame at any kind of discourse that resembles biography, autobiography, or personal essay, that they are completely useless at adult conversation in the defining sense that it is predominantly experiential, as well as impossible to fake due to the minuteness of personal memory--the habits, tastes, and aptitudes of siblings, parents, friends, colleagues--that crowd the heads of all reasonably intelligent neurotypicals, and are also beyond anyone's power to invent. They may manipulate or argue with a certain maddeningly predictable rigor, but their cognitive style is never fine enough to register the accents of affection. To the degree they seem unreal, it's because other selves have little reality to them.