Does Maslow’s hierarchy apply to psychopaths?

By Athena Walker: Psychopathy is present from the first breath one takes, to the last.


It doesn’t. That applies to the needs of neurotypicals. The bottom of it applies to survival; of course everyone has that. The rest to us is nonsense and unnecessary.

Read more of the article Does Maslow’s hierarchy apply to psychopaths?



Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation in Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—Wikipedia



4 thoughts on “Does Maslow’s hierarchy apply to psychopaths?

  1. Who is this ‘Athena Walker’, reeking of arrogance, and normalising the pathology of psycopathy by the use of such expressions as and ‘psychopathy is present from the first breath ‘one’ takes, to the last.’
    Proud to be parasitic? Imagine a community of psycopaths-… there can be no such thing as they are all parasites and predators and therefore, nothing to be proud of. Their existence requires the existence of communities of people, capable of the full range of nurturing emotions rather than just the pathetic psycopath’s self serving, unbridled greed that delights in duping everyone else and causing harm.

    Liked by 1 person

Speak your mind.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s