Fear factor.In response to "The Predator's Gaze" (SN: 12/9/06, p. 379), I write as a psychiatrist and a mother. My ex-husband is now in prison, and my son likely carries the genes of sociopathy so·ci·op·a·thy
The behavioral pattern exhibited by sociopaths. . The quality of fearlessness fear·less
Without fear; brave. See Synonyms at brave.
fearless·ly adv. mentioned in the article seems to be one of the temperamental tem·per·a·men·tal
1. Relating to or caused by temperament: our temperamental differences.
2. Excessively sensitive or irritable; moody.
3. traits most associated with the development of sociopathy. Fear would seem necessary for the development of guilt and therefore conscience, but fearless children can develop a conscience by way of empathy.
LIANE li·an·a also li·ane
Any of various climbing, woody, usually tropical vines.
[Alteration of French liane, probably from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.] J. LEEDOM, FAIRFIELD, CONN.