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            Psychopathy, as a phenomenon, has been mostly studied forensic concept of the current century. Various studies have linked psychopathy to other concepts such as crimes, aggression, violence, personality. Current study aimed to assess the relationship of psychopathy with extremism and personality traits. Three instruments were used Urdu Psychopathy Scale (Dil & Kazmi, 2016), Extremism Scale (Parveez, in press) and NEO-FFI Urdu (Khan et al., 2013). 954 individuals after. Results revealed that psychopathy is positively related to extremism, neuroticism and extroversion and negatively related to agreeableness and conscientiousness. Extremism has positive relationship with neuroticism and extroversion and negative relationship with agreeableness and conscientiousness. Age is negatively related to psychopathy and extremism. Significant gender differences exist with respect to psychopathy, extremism, neuroticism, agreeableness, extroversion and conscientiousness. Results also revealed that psychopathy is significant predictor of extremism causing 20.5% variation in extremism. Personality types moderated the relationship between psychopathy and extremism.

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1(Corresponding Author)

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Hazara University Mansehra

2Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Hazara University Mansehra

3Senior Psychologist



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