It remains unclear whether the interest is altruistic or self-aggrandizing, humane or prurient, psychopathic or admirable.
Indeed, those at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum are often stars in the professional world.
And when that “ideal self” is psychopathic, there is little that can be done to stop them.
psychopathic psy·cho·path·ic (sī'kə-pāth'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy.
Relating to or affected with an antisocial personality disorder that is usually characterized by aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior.