The Chilling Confidence of Psychopaths - They know we overly conscientious types have qualms. We also have fears and anxieties. We have empathy. We want to do the right thing, and we become unnerved when we think we’ve done something wrong. We hate making rash or unfair judgments. We don’t want to be the cause of anyone else’s suffering. It’s our very nature that gives psychopaths their confidence. They know us inside and out.