"Psychopath. We hear the word and images of Bernardo, Manson and Dahmer pop into our heads; no doubt Ted Bundy too. But they're the bottom of the barrel -- most of the two million psychopaths in North America aren't murderers. They're our friends, lovers and co-workers. They're outgoing and persuasive, dazzling you with charm and flattery. Often you aren't even aware they've taken you for a ride -- until it's too late.
Psychopaths exhibit a Jekyll and Hyde personality. "They play a part so they can get what they want," says Dr. Sheila Willson, a Toronto psychologist who has helped victims of psychopaths. The guy who showers a woman with excessive attention is much more capable of getting her to lend him money, and to put up with him when he strays. The new employee who gains her co-workers' trust has more access to their checkbooks. And so on. Psychopaths have no conscience and their only goal is self-gratification. Many of us have been their victims -- at work, through friendships or relationships -- and not one of us can say, "a psychopath could never fool me." (Source)
The Psychopath deception is enabled by those that place words above actions. "He apologized" is important to the Psychopathic agenda, because it takes away any true standard of accountability. Rush Limbaugh once stated that "words mean things". I would counter with a statement of my own, "Words mean nothing." They flow freely from the mouth of a Psychopath, who counts on you watching his lips instead of his hands.
"Think you can spot one? Think again. In general, psychopaths aren't the product of broken homes or the casualties of a materialistic society. Rather they come from all walks of life and there is little evidence that their upbringing affects them. Elements of a psychopath's personality first become evident at a very early age, due to biological or genetic factors. Explains Michael Seto, a psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health in Toronto, by the time that a person hits their late teens, the disorder is almost certainly permanent. Although many clinicians use the terms psychopath and sociopath interchangeably, writes psychopath expert Robert Hare on his book 'Without Conscience', a sociopath's criminal behavior is shaped by social forces and is the result of a dysfunctional environment." (Ibid)
Of course they can be created. The CIA created multiple Psychopaths and Sociopaths through their MK-Ultra program. Illuminati families do the same. The whole purpose for the brutal torturing of their own children beyond imagination is to create a new generation of Psychopaths and Sociopaths. A mind-programmed multiple, has psychopathic personalities built into his psyche that are without conscience. These multiples (which I believe are also evil Spirits), will murder, lie, cheat, steal, rape and perpetrate all manner of Psychopathic crimes without any remorse of conscience getting in the way.
This is why normal people cannot fathom their existence. It is also why, normal people have been deceived, are being deceived, and will continue to be deceived well into the foreseeable future. Lips dripping with honey do not betray the evil intent and actions within the Psychopathic mind.
"Psychopaths have only a shallow range of emotions and lack guilt, says Hare. They often see themselves as victims, and lack remorse or the ability to empathize with others. "Psychopaths play on the fact that most of us are trusting and forgiving people," adds Seto. The warning signs are always there; it's just difficult to see them because once we trust someone, the friendship becomes a blinder.
Even lovers get taken for a ride by psychopaths. For a psychopath, a romantic relationship is just another opportunity to find a trusting partner who will buy into the lies. It's primarily why a psychopath rarely stays in a relationship for the long term, and often is involved with three or four partners at once, says Willson. To a psychopath, everything about a relationship is a game. Willson refers to the movie 'Sliding Doors' to illustrate her point. In the film, the main character comes home early after just having been fired from her job. Only moments ago, her boyfriend has let another woman out the front door. But in a matter of minutes he is the attentive and concerned boyfriend, taking her out to dinner and devoting the entire night to comforting her. All the while he's planning to leave the next day on a trip with the other woman." (ibid)
The above description seems to be the template for the homosexual community, politicians in general, and many of our corporate leaders. Multiple relationships, compartmentalized so that no victim knows about the other victims, and a revolving door of shallow relationships. Random acts of evil distributed without thought of consequence.
"The problem with their game is that we don't often play by their rules. Where we might occasionally tell a white lie, a psychopath's lying is compulsive. Most of us experience some degree of guilt about lying, preventing us from exhibiting such behavior on a regular basis. "Psychopaths don't discriminate who it is they lie to or cheat," says Seto. "There's no distinction between friend, family and sucker."
No one wants to be the sucker, so how do we prevent ourselves from becoming close friends or getting into a relationship with a psychopath? It's really almost impossible, say Seto and Willson. Unfortunately, laments Seto, one way is to become more suspicious and less trusting of others. Our tendency is to forgive when we catch a loved one in a lie. "Psychopaths play on this fact," he says. "However, I'm certainly not advocating a world where if someone lies once or twice, you never speak to them again." What you can do is look at how often someone lies and how they react when caught. Psychopaths will lie over and over again, and where other people would sincerely apologize, a psychopath may apologize but won't stop." (ibid)
Everything is a weapon to these criminals. The more they know about you, the more they can use that knowledge to manipulate and control you. I have known many Psychopaths to quote from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other religion's Holy Books, as a tool for obstructing justice. They tell us that our pursuit of justice is un-Christian because it lacks the component of forgiveness. If we listen to them, our laws eventually become meaningless and randomly enforced. Our Social Values become corrupted and convoluted, and our society devolves into anarchy.
Victims become criminals and criminals become Saints. Vigils are held for Psychopaths that face punishment, articles are written extolling their virtues (because everyone has some good in them, and no one is all bad), and editorials are published seeking mercy for the merciless. All the while, the corpses of their victims, both foreign and domestic, fill the land with the stench of their evil deeds.
"Psychopaths also tend to switch jobs as frequently as they switch partners, mainly because they don't have the qualities to maintain a job for the long haul. Their performance is generally erratic, with chronic absences, misuse of company resources and failed commitments.Often they aren't even qualified for the job and use fake credentials to get it. Seto talks of a patient who would get marketing jobs based on his image; he was a presentable and charming man who layered his conversations with educational and occupational references. But it became evident that the man hadn't a clue what he was talking about, and was unable to hold down a job." (ibid)
Unless, of course, they get elected President. In which case they hold onto their job come hell or high water.
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Having dealt with several psychopaths in recent years I have learnt to detect them in short order and my advice to anyone who has to deal with them is this – get as far away from them as you can. It is usually impossible to compromise or rationalise with a psychopath and they have no limits to the severity of their actions in order to obtain control. In addition to exhibiting a lack of empathy and gravitating toward positions of power, control, and influence, psychopaths also have a tendency to use projection as a form of defence. If you challenge them, they have an innate ability to turn around an argument and make the victim feel as if they are in the wrong. Their traits and modus operandi are well known, however what really interests me is the psychology of the people that tolerate and defend them. I worked for an organisation that was run by a Manager and his ‘lieutenant’ who were demonstrably (at least to me) psychopathic. Yet no matter how I tried to elucidate to my fellow employees to the reality of their behaviour (which had tangible consequences to the business) – no one ever sided with me. In fact on the contrary, their behaviour was defended! The whole experience left me with a profound sense of despair because it was analogous at the macro level. We have psychopaths controlling the world and many people (if not the majority) appear to be suffering from a severe form of cognitive dissonance that ensures the malevolent status quo continues unabated.
Well written article, with many applications. Since my psychopathic landlord is around right now (let's call him Jim to protect his 'identity'), I would like to offer a few suggestions on how to handle them.
First of all, Jim fits every description in your article. His favorite pastime is going around preaching at various churches; rarely the same one, of course; for some reason they keep splintering apart into warring factions. Jim nicely displays the complete lack of empathy or self-judging (which others may call guilt, but I don't subscribe to guilt). He will admit that he has done something wrong, but Jim always has a good reason. Um... there is no good reason to do something wrong.
So. I've found a few things that he will respond to. Calm resistance in the face of severe conflict puzzles him, because Jim understands from experience that only he is capable of being calm in these situations. The reason a psychopath can be calm when you are brewing with rage is simple: He really doesn't care; but he knows you do, and is playing you. But to simply say "No" and back it up (calmly) stops him when things get really rough. I have had to physically stand between my wife and Jim to prevent him from "getting into her bubble"; that is getting close enough to produce the anger that he needed in her to control the situation. It would have been quite comical had it been filmed.
Jim is deeply interested in everything about me and everyone else. People like this kind of attention; it's rare. He files all these facts away, and before you know it, you feel the knife slipping into your back. The only effective way of countering this other than being ruder than we should ever have to be, is to ask as many and more questions back. A chronic liar does not lie just when it advantages him; he cannot tell the truth at all. After surprisingly few questions, this becomes evident, and Jim will stop trying to ask questions or leave.
Lastly (this is a comment not an article, though I'd love to do an article), remember who you are. While occasionally we have to 'react' to negativity, there is no reason that we need to think or act negatively, even toward a psychopath (and I do not consider putting a psychopath in the electric chair necessarily 'negative', it could be a great kindness.) Jim is often thrown completely off his game when I greet him cheerfully, or as the other week, help him fix his truck, when by all rights I should be suing his pants off after turning the garden hose on him. But just because Jim is pyscho, should I stop acting like a human being? Jim depends on people getting completely fed up with him so he can burn the bridges behind and not be bothered by his past... there's just too many new victims around. I don't play that game.
Jim's not going away anytime soon, but neither am I. It's been nice having him around --a book could be written-- because I've learned an enormous amount about how utterly depraved these people are, but more valuable, I've learned that I don't have to let it affect me.