CORONAVIRUS Refusal to wear a facemask linked to sociopathy

Urdu Meaning of “sociopath”
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People who refuse to follow rules on wearing facemasks are more likely to have malevolent sociopathic traits, a study suggests.

Individuals who showed signs of the so-called dark-triad of personality traits — narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy — were also more likely to trivialise the risks posed by Covid-19 and to avoid regular hand-washing and social distancing.

Researchers from Brazil asked about 1,600 volunteers to fill in two questionnaires often used by psychologists to assess empathy and expose personality disorders. They also asked them about their attitudes on rules and guidelines designed to contain the virus.

They then divided their subjects into two groups. About 1,200 people qualified for an “empathy group”: those who had displayed an interest in understanding other people’s feelings and motivations.

The Times Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square on Saturday to protest against the mandatory wearing of face coverings

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