While psychopaths show a specific lack in emotions, such as anxiety, fear and sadness, they can feel other emotions, such as happiness, joy, surprise and disgust, in a similar way as most of us would.
Can psychopaths feel grief?
Some people with severe narcissistic, sociopathic, and psychopathic tendencies can feel sadness or grief and can even cry. For example, if someone with whom they had a bond with dies. For others, an exposure to trauma can elicit certain emotions that were otherwise deeply repressed.
Do psychopaths feel tension?
Psychopaths are calm and collected under pressure, and have something called a resilience to chaos. This means they thrive in situations that others would find highly stressful. Sociopaths, however, are more vulnerable to anxiety, so they do not do as well in those environments.