Wheeled out to stand-in for the leader-in-hiding of the Scottish Conservatives and to hopefully soften the Boris-hard image and vote-losing, effects of Alister Jack, the unelected former leader, Baroness Davidson.
I’m not saying she is or she isn’t but those tears didn’t convince.
Here’s some research from the Australian National University in 2018:
“We found people with high levels of psychopathic traits don’t feel any worse for someone who is genuinely upset than someone who is faking it. They also seem to have problems telling if the upset is real or fake. As a result, they are not nearly as willing to help someone who is expressing genuine distress as most people are.”
Interestingly, these problems in responding to other peoples’ emotions seem to be just for people who are sad or afraid.
“For other emotions such as anger, disgust, and happy, high psychopathy individuals had no problems telling if someone was faking it. The results were very specific to expressions of distress.”https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/psychopaths-struggle-recognise-genuine-emotion