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Noun1.coldheartedness - an absence of concern for the welfare of others
unconcern - a feeling of lack of concern
mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, cruelty - feelings of extreme heartlessness
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The original developers of the scale proposed that the PPI consists of eight subscales assessing: impulsive nonconformity, blame externalization, Machiavellian egocentricity, carefree nonplanfulness, stress immunity, social potency, fearlessness, and coldheartedness (Lilienfeld & Andrews 1996).
Veridian's coldheartedness is perfectly embodied by Portia de Rossi from Ally McBeal.
On which Elias Canetti commented, "If only the coldheartedness and indifference expressed in those words had remained unspoken