Getting in the head of a psychopath
I have mentioned this before on here but I shall mention it again: I have a character named Henry. He is very creepy.
I was watching a show a few days ago where a guy had a woman dressed in an ugly housecoat locked in his home. She was dusting, nervously glancing his way as he watched her from behind the newspaper he was reading. She lost it and ran to the door and tried to unlock it with no success. The camera then fades to black and you see her dead body hanging from the ceiling fan. Later in the show it is explained that he had brought this fantasy to life and she did something to break it so that is why he killed her.
That is what I am going for with Henry.
So my question is: what goes on in the mind of a psychopath like Henry?
Are psychopaths capable of feeling real affection towards whoever they are trying to control?
If so what is their mental capacity for feeling genuine love towards another person?
That's all I have so far...there may be more to come.
There are two kinds of people who sit around thinking of creative ways to kill people: serial killers and fiction writers.