Thursday, November 24, 2011

How to Manipulate Gullible People. (Part 1)

There's a well known technique to manipulate the gullible masses that has been in use time and again throughout history and in all cultures. The technique can really be used in any type of group setting, it need not be a whole nation. An online community forum will easily do.

Let me explain by using an example: Nazi Germany.

You've heard about it, it was Hitler's Third Reich where a minority was demonized, hunted and persecuted by mobs of angry, drama hungering commoners, Jews were accused of all kinds of silly absurdities that the gullible and naive common people believed. It seems almost unbelievable, but the common beliefs were brought about by the use of a very simple, but very effective, technique:

The Nazi had stealthy moles infiltrate the masses, where they from their stealthy position fed the people seemingly proven "facts", thereby turning them into a mob and deadly tool against the Jews. It didn't take much: Find some bits of data which, when presented in the right way, could look as if they proved the Jews were evil and plotted the elimination of the Aryan Race. Find a number of highly motivated citizens who for their own reasons hated Jews and subtly enroll these as soldiers in your army. There were soon a visible group who were eager to spread the so called facts about the Jews and their "real" nature, the group was called: 'National Socialist German Workers' Party'.

More "proof" were added to the old and then repeated relentlessly.

There's another well known technique in all human manipulation.
  1. Find a few simple claims, put them forth with conviction, and then repeat them, over and over, preferably in more than one part of town - or more than one forum on the Internet.
  2. Make it impossible, or at least hardly attainable, for the minority you're targeting to defend themselves by giving them the option to do so only under unreasonable or offensive, humiliating i.e., circumstances. - Here's an example: Accuse your neighbor of having raped your wife. Then break in his door, walk into his home - bring along a number of complete strangers - and demand that he explain, not his innocence, but why he isn't guilty of your accusations. Your neighbor is most likely to refuse and at least demand that you approach him in a respectful manner. Since nothing has been proven yet he is in his right to do so. Of course you refuse to grant him this, sticking with your apparent certainty that you're right, he raped your wife and ignoring everything he says if it doesn't back up your claims.
  3. If the accused refuses to submit and stand in court to his accusers, use this as "proof" that he's lying: "See? He won't explain because he CAN'T explain, he KNOWS we have proven his guilt!". If he chooses to defend himself and explain on the demand of an accusing mob, he'll already have lost because who'll believe someone who has no self respect or dignity is guiltless in every other way? And even if he is, he doesn't deserve your respect, does he? Of course not! 
And voila, you have created the perfect victory. However, you did so only because the gullible commoners' mob helped you do it!

Now all you normal people don't tell me: "We didn't know!", because that just won't suffice. You don't get off just by showing up in court and say: "Your honor, I'm guiltless, because I didn't know it was illegal or wrong to torture my 3 children to death and feed them to the neighbor's dogs!". Yet, this has always been your 'defense'.

A bit into the process even people who have been year-long friends with their neighboring Jewish family turned against them, because they would believe some outlandish lie about their neighbors, claimed by someone they didn't even know. "But they seemed so nationalistic, so patriotic and German!". Yeah, I know. They look so much like you, don't they? But they're really not human at all, they're evil! They're psychopaths!

At the end of the process the Jews had been judged, convicted and condemned, and the Socio wannabe AsPD kids - I mean, the Germans... actually saw what was clearly not a psychopath - I mean, clearly not a human being... and they killed the Jews with true certainty that they did the right thing.

Okay... not all really REALLY believed the Jews weren't human and that they were evil. But it was so exciting! So exhilarating, it felt so good, the drama! To put others through torture and see them take all the blame for all the evil that has ever existed. Such euphoria! You felt you had been cleansed! Didn't you?

Yes, you did...

Yes, you do!

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

part1:

This reminds that 'normal' people are potentially exponentially more dangerous than psychopaths in the right conditions. Without the masses, hitler alone would have NEVER been able to manifest the atrocities he did. He was a sorcerer and the masses his magic energy.

Of course, I want to point out that I think psychopaths are basically defective normal people. You see, I think about 50% of people are "filler" people. They are of a lower consciousness, ego consciousness probably, and have no higher spirit to guide them, they lack an inner world and live for the external. Actually, just read this:

"In Gnosis, Mouravieff introduces the concept of two races of humanity. These are respectively called adamic and preadamic man. The Cassiopaeans have given the term Organic Portal to refer to preadamic man.
The difference between adamic and preadamic man is that preadamic man does not have an individuated soul. In all other respects, preadamic man is indistinguishable from adamic man. Preadamics do not have the so-called higher centers. If one attributes soul qualities to preadamic man, one is seeing a reflection of another's soul in the preadamic and mistaking it for the individuated soul of the adamic man.
In the natural state of matters, the preadamic form would be an intermediate step between a species soul pool as exists in the animal kingdom and the fully individuated soul of an esoterically developed human. At the present time however, 4th density STS forces exploit preadamic man as a tool, often for derailing attempts at esoteric work.
Preadamic man is native to the present third density Earth and is not subject to the Biblical Fall. In a sense, preadamics are even better suited to this world than adamics, who carry a longing to a dimly remembered Edenic state.
The gene pool of humanity is so mixed that adamics and preadamics can coexist in the same families and no outward test can be used for determining the nature of any one person. Even if one possessed an individuated soul in potential, one would be little different from a similar preadamic person until undertaking esoteric development.
Psychopaths are, according to the Cassiopaeans, 'malfunctioning preadamics.'

Anonymous said...

Part 2:

Cassiopaeans = Extra Terrestrials, STS = Service to Self, as opposed to STO which is Service to Others. Anyway, you should do an article on this and what you think, and if it correlates with your experience. I think the lack of a spirit (the ultimate power) could be the driving force of the psychopath to seek power and control. Also, I believe since they lack the upper chakras including the heart chakra they have limited experience for things like love. I was reminded of this organic portal theory awhile ago when you mentioned a feeling you had in your solar plexus area, which would be your highest chakra. Have you ever had feelings in your heart center? I live a greatly different lifestyle than most people, and can't understand how people can do the things they do without being repulsed, unless they have no feeling in their heart and therefore have no repulsion. I'm connected to everything, so I have empathy, the universe is one unit with many parts, all connected, but organic portals seem to have less connections, or weaker connections, which must allow them to not feel the hurt like I do when I see another part of the universe suffering. Empathy is functional for keeping harmony in the universe, too bad you don't have it, its worth all the suffering because it offers such an expanded experience and is actually very useful for introspection and wisdom cultivation as well as other things. Sorry to say shark, but the power you seek is not found in the external world, but in the internal, and an empathetic connection is key to accessing it, empathy is not sympathy and it is far more than what most people think it is. Its a connection to all living things, its an ability to tap into different parts of the universe that appear to be separate from you, and gain insight from it. The best advice I could give you if you want true power is to meditate on developing a heart center so you can properly process the most potent energy out there, love, which is just a divine form of energy that feels great and is felt in the heart. Not sure if its possible to develop a heart center, but there's no harm in trying.

Anonymous said...

"At the end of the process the Jews had been judged, convicted and condemned, and the Socio wannabe AsPD kids"

No need to add that phrase, it's obvious what you are talking about. This is your own personal issue, and you posted this for personal reasons.

Sounds exactly how UKan and others manipulated you out of the respect of SW.

You are the Jew is this scenario.

Too bad you weren't the psychopath. Cuz you ain't.

Anonymous said...

Contempt even for sociopaths and aspd. Despite for all the knowledge and mostly being respectful, this is a good example that psychopaths can't hide their psychopathy.

I admit you're good at it most of the time, but I hope this show some of the people who say you're so nice and they don't believe you'll ever hurt someone again, that a psychopath can't change for real, not in the long run.--I'm not saying this to flame you, but I have a very sweet friend who told me about your blog and said, "I can't believe he's really a psychopath, he wouldn't be so friendly and honest and he never talk bad about others even if they lie about him. HE'S SO RESPECTFUL".

I work in the mental health sector and started specializing in psychopathy since January because I meet psychopaths through my work and almost lost my savings because one of our clients who's a psychopath convinced me he was a victim because he was abused by his caregivers when he was growing up. They were really poor and lived in a trailer park, lots of domestic violence and so on.

When I found out he was trying to con me I was told he was a sociopath. It wasn't until later when I started to read a lot about aspd, psychopathy and sociopathy that I realized there's more than one disorder and they just behave the same in some ways.

But anyway, when my best friend since high school told me about your website and said she hopes she'll meet a psychopath like you, my red flags went up. I've tried to explain to her that you're not lying when you say you use any behavior and all kinds of social masks to get your way, but she just says "I would know it if he was a bad person, I just know he'd never be disrespectful and having bad intentions".

But this is an example I think I can use to show her so she can see it's not me who claim you're still a psychopath, because you wrote this yourself.

I look forward to part 2. And thank you for being honest about everything.

I hope you won't misunderstand what I say as hate toward psychopaths. You have said yourself that you know it's true psychopaths shouldn't be taken lightly.

If you wrote about contempt this way intentionally, I owe you an apology for you really made the message clear as day.

It would be great if you write something that shows some of the other psychopath traits in the same way, for example how you use charm to make people think you really like them personally.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great article.

Very cleverly way to describe the same thing on different levels - history, society, and personal experience.

Hank said...

Anonymous

"No need to add that phrase, it's obvious what you are talking about. This is your own personal issue, and you posted this for personal reasons."

If you write blogs or anything else you know it wouldn't be obvious if he didn't add that phrase, that's why he added it.

"Too bad you weren't the psychopath. Cuz you ain't."

You're showing off how gullible you are by your own ignorance.

You think you know if someone you never met is a psychopath better than psychologists who diagnosed him. But truth is it's something you've been told by somebody who manipulated YOU!

Anonymous you do the exact same thing that gullible people always do.

Zhawq could've bullied someone and made a bunch of sociopaths follow him. And you're the type who would follow him. You would believe it if he said "The earth is flat!". But now you believe the earth is square because some other stranger said so and was followed by gullible people who've got no character.

He could've deleted your comment, but he's using you like gullible people always get used.

TNP said...

When I heard about this article, I had to see it to believe it.

Comparing your altercations with some people at another blog to the betrayal of the Jews is idiotic, and your obvious bitterness makes it even more difficult to take you seriously.

When someone crushes your sandcastle, you punch them in the nose and make a new one, not wallow and whinge about it. You lost me as a reader not because of some make believe wannabe sociopack, but because you've had a stick up your ass about this, can't move on, therefore no longer generating interesting content.

2U said...

This post is important.

If people don't learn from history we're going to keep repeating it. That's why it's so important that somebody stands up like you're doing.

I'm going use this post in the project at university. I'm studying psychology and we're having about Abnormal Psychology. Me and my team chose Antisocial Personality because it has to be in accordance with the DSM-IV, but we're going to write about psychopathy particularly.

I mentioned your website to my teacher and he said he knew about it because one of the professors who have particular expertise in psychopathy had already told him about it.

Did you know you were that known? Maybe I'm exaggerating because when you study university can seem like it's the whole world, even though of course you know it isn't.

And even at university where people are expected to have training in thinking for themselves what you write about in this article happens here too. I'm ashamed to say that I got manipulated too even though I wasn't really actively bullying anyone, but it was easier to just not say anything and let it happen. When I met the man I'm with now we once spoke about bullying because he has a kid brother who was bullied, and it made me want to stop being so selfish and indifferent out of sheer self convenience.

But I realized it wasn't that easy to just stand up and stand alone against a whole group because of course they'd pick on me too if I did. Reading this post makes me think about why we normal people only can see the negative things about psychopaths because you are stronger than us in some ways. You're proving it with posts like this.

But I think it's because you can hurt people so deeply that it's hard for them to see you in any positive way. I think that's the reason, because we do have strong emotions and they rule our behavior more than we want to admit.

Anonymous said...

You write convincing. If I didn't know you're a psychopath I'd have believed you care. This is why psychopaths are dangerous.

But here's how it really is:

You don't care about history. And you don't care about how people think about you. You're just writing this because you know it makes people talk and it gives you more readers.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I believe this article is excellent, and offers insight into the immense power of propaganda, and how easily it is infiltrated into the masses.. Hitler and the Third Reich were classic examples of mass hypnosis at it's best.. However, it was nothing new.

Thanks, Zhawq.

Anonymous said...

"Find a few simple claims, put them forth with conviction, and then repeat them, over and over, preferably in more than one part of town - or more than one forum on the Internet."

Hitler once remarked, if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.

Ettina said...

When Stanley Milgram planned out his famous experiment, he first described it to a bunch of people - if he tricked a person into thinking he was giving another person steadily-stronger electric shocks, to the point where it's quite possible that the victim might be killed, how many people would go all the way to the strongest shock when ordered to?
Most people estimated about 3% or so of the population. My guess is they were thinking of psychopaths. But instead 65% obeyed all the way, and most of the ones who stopped did so quite far along. So it's not that neurotypicals can't be led to do horrible things given the right circumstances.
Note that they didn't enjoy it. The people often begged the experimenter to let them stop, and their distress was obvious throughout the experiment. But most people are very reticent to stand up to authority, or to stand out from a crowd.

Gabe said...

Anon part2

"Cassiopaeans = Extra Terrestrials, STS = Service to Self"

Are they the same cassiopeians who have a website where they discuss psychopaths?

Zhawq made a post there, telling them that he has the diagnosis but that he was just there to exchange knowledge. They immediately banned him. I know, because I was a member there and was given this message when I tried to contact Zhawq (he was no longer a member because psychopaths aren't welcome there).

They claim to be open, and seem to be open, but aren't. His post was the most friendly and helpful post they could have wanted.

If you ban those that you discuss and aim to find knowledge about then aren't you just as bad as they are? That's how I see it. I'm glad I made a search on your name, Zhawq, I've learned a lot since finding this website.

I also think it's a good thing that you give people a different kind of space to express ourselves in. I totally agree with you that people need as many possibilities as possible, and your way of keeping a board is one way.

There are other ways for other kinds of debate on other websites, and it doesn't mean one is better than the other. I don't get why people feel like they have to choose. I post on two other blogs besides yours, there's something for everyone.

But it's childish and stupid to let oneself get pushed into choosing some crowd. But for convenience it can be a good idea to use different usernames when mud throwing excellerates like it did some time back.

Hank said...

TNP makes a good example about how easy it is to misunderstand things if you only get one side of the story.

TNP says Zhawq has lost him as a reader, so he only hears what Zhawq writes from others who only draw the worst of the worst shit on Zhawq. So he's got no personal impression of Zhawq's posts anymore.

And the more he listens to the others the more he believes them. He even says that - TNP, I'm gonna use your post as ex.

"because you've had a stick up your ass about this, can't move on, therefore no longer generating interesting content."

First of, he already says he don't read Zhawq's blog anymore, but he knows it isn't interesting.

But secondly he shows how easy it is to influence how others think. Because it isn't Zhawq who hasn't moved on. He did that a long time ago but he knows how your mind works and use everything as examples.

As far as I'm concerned Zhawq writes a lot of a helluva great blogs and I ain't afraid of telling everybody that's how I think.

I don't know, maybe I'd have been taken in by the anti-Zhawq propaganda too, if I'd been around when it happened. Maybe I'd have bought it all and flamed him too, but I sure as hell would've never felt obligated to not return and say I know I was wrong or that I don't care what others say, because I don't!

I've learned one thing by reading this blog, there's a difference between psychopaths and sociopaths.

Psychopaths walk alone, sociopaths need to belong to a group. When psychopatahs join a group they do it because they have a second agenda.

Psychopath said...

Anti-Zhawq propaganda ?

Humpf... anyone that needs to post anti-anything on said persons blog... has already lost. But if it makes them feel better :)

Anonymous said...

Gabe:

Thats unfortunate that they did that, I am not a member and don't frequent the site, It just happened to have the most info on that topic I could find. I get my esoteric info elsewhere. I'm curious, what do you think about it? I would love it if zhawq would do an article about the spiritual implications of psychopathy especially in regards to the organic portal/ pre-academic man theory and how his experience compares. He has said some things that correlate with it, like how he once felt a feeling in his solar plexus area, which would be his highest chakra. I think psychopaths are pre-academics who somehow become self-aware, even though they have no self (no individuated spirit) harold from columbine described himself as such.

Actually, I got the info from this site: http://veilofreality.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/organic-portals-soulless-humans/

And for the record, I totally don't believe zhawq when he claimed to have those "supernatural" experiences, psychopaths lie most about themselves to make themselves look good and I've heard psychopaths try to describe mystical experiences before and fail. Its convenient that he has had every type of experience I've been out of body and have experienced other similar phenomena and I just don't buy it. If you notice, zhawq (and ME) really only have positive things to say about psychopaths/socios, and they can't all be true since they sometimes contradict themselves. Psychopaths seem to say anything with little regard for its accuracy, I truly think that lying is a completely different experience for them and they are by definition delusional and believe their own lies, I have witnessed it in real life many times. I think this has to do with a lack of self to reflect on and determine the validity of something, coupled with their lack of caring. I don't like to lie because I actually get a feeling of apprehension, I care about truth, but psychopaths have no such capacity, and I think that can aid in developing delusion. They are very delusional about themselves and think highly of themselves no matter how much it contradicts the reality that most of them are incompetent fuckups that blame others for their mistakes and blatantly lie about fucking up at all, even when the evidence is literally in plain sight, I have actually witnessed this multiple times.

Anyway, keep the articles coming zhawq, it really is insightful, and please do one about pre-academics!

TNP said...

I wasn't part of his witch hunt, and was still active in the middle of it. I'm well aqauinted with using chaff, so much so that Zhawq that I was a woman from the UK. I'm not surprised that he has his own.

But all this nauseating rehashing of it is making this blog more dull. It's been a while since I've seen something enlightening or interesting (to me).

Anonymous said...

I understand that psychopaths can't help being what they are. I understand that psychopathy is not a choice and so on. I know it's unfair to hate someone for having born a certain way, but if you tolerate absolutely everything, you tolerate evil, too. Why should we tolerate evil?

Empathy = goodness. That's just the way it is. If you don't have empathy, you are evil. Being evil is not a choice. Evil actions don't make you evil; being evil and doing evil are not the same thing, and most good people are capable of committing evil acts. If you are born evil, then you are evil. It's very simple. If you are born evil, you may try to behave nicely, but it doesn't change what you are. This may seem merciless. It is merciless. But, at the end of the day, what you do is more important than what you are.

Goodness is to care about other beings and to feel their pain. If you are absolutely unable to feel pain whenever you see someone else getting hurt, then you are evil. It is probably difficult for psychopaths to understand this, because they, just like everyone else, see themselves as good people. It is a psychological belief we all share: I am a good person no matter what I am and what I do.

Psychopathy is the modern word for what has always been considered "evil". Nowadays we try not to label people good or bad - it doesn't sound scientific - so we talk about psychopaths etc.

It's pointless that psychopaths try to tell others and themselves that they aren't evil - because that's what they are, and they can do absolutely nothing about it. That's the way they are, no matter how they act. But even a bad person can be worthy of respect if he/she does not do evil. I can respect a psychopath who consciously refrains from doing evil.

Why should psychopaths claim they are good? They are not good, and they should accept that. What really matters is how they act. A psychopath cannot become a good person but he/she can act like one. It's a matter of bravery.

Have a nice day,
Q

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:17

There is no such thing as good or evil, these are constructs of the human mind. Take all that you think is "evil" and map that on to another country, say... one that lobs peoples heads off, or stones them for adultry. Do you think religion is evil ?

You would like Sam Harris, he speak a lot about human nature, nature of belief etc.

Have whatever type of day you choose.
P

Hank said...

Spotting people's gender is just one of the things Zhawq is good at. And you weren't 'active' during the flame war, you left one post which was great in fact because you dared to back him up - but that all went away when you saw the others as being winners. He even backed you up too - I remember seeing him mentioning that you're an awesome writer and he even said the other guy was envious of you because of that even though he knew that wasn't exactly the truth. He said it anyway to back you up.

And you must be using a lot of selective viewing when you can say he only keeps rehashing what happened then. He's always had contempt for the tendency among sociopaths to follow the strongest to bully someone else no matter if there's any reason to do so.

You didn't follow actively, TNP, I'll give you that. But you went silent and didn't dare to follow your heart. And THAT's what the other guy (you know who I mean) spotted in you from the start and that's what's kept him at you all along. And that's what kept all the rest from showing openly if they think he's wrong about you not being able to write well or whatever.

You've made this whole bed you lay in on your own, TNP. That's the crowd you admire, that's the crowd you long to be accepted by, then so be it. You should know that it's something you'll never achieve.

Zhawq, I hope you'll let me post this. I'm trying to put TNP down, I'm trying to show a truth, also to others.

Thanks in advance.

TNP said...

Hah. That's some wishful thinking, Hank.

You think I betrayed my heart? For what, because I would be scared of a few little nasty internet trolls giving me a hard time? Laughable.

No, not only did I not participate in it, there are things I knew pertaining to it that I never shared. Things that could have made Zhawq look both better, and worse. But you know what, I didn't. I didn't feel the need to. Zhawq enthusiastically defends himself and enjoys verbal sparring. Why should I intervene? Do I owe it to him? Do you think I owe him a debt? Why would you, Hank, think that at all?

Don't project your feelings and your own inadequacies and things you should have but never did, onto me.

If I'm wrong about him beating a dead horse, then show me the proof.

ChosenOne said...

...can't we all..... just...... get along ? *sad mask*

Anonymous said...

I have never told anyone about this before. I have a strange reaction to psychopaths. The people I've had this reaction to are prolly psychopaths. Everything else fits.

What happens is that after the encounter, I feel repulsed by the person. I also have a very hard time forgetting the individual.

At the same time I get influenced by the person very quickly. Some mannerisms that I pick up etc. This usually goes away some hours after the encounter.

Also people who seem nice I have noticed this with, but to a lesser degree.

So I'm repulsed "sensing" somthing is really wrong with the person. At the same time this high degree of influence on me.

I'm not a psychopath. I feel empathy but perhaps less than I should. At the same time, I fear the effect is causde by something in the psychopath triggering or reflecting something in me.

I've not had this reaction to the person behind this blog. Maybe he is mistaken about being a psychopath or it takes irl contact.

Btw I'm not claiming to be psychic.

Anonymous said...

Anon you wrote:

"I have never told anyone about this before. I have a strange reaction to psychopaths.

What happens is that after the encounter, I feel repulsed by the person. I also have a very hard time forgetting the individual.

So I'm repulsed "sensing" somthing is really wrong with the person. At the same time this high degree of influence on me.

I've not had this reaction to the person behind this blog. Maybe he is mistaken about being a psychopath or it takes irl contact."

I know exactly what you mean. But I have the reaction with the writer of this blog too. It's the first time that has happened, otherwise it's always been with people irl.

I think normally it has to be irl contact, it's very unusual that it's happened to me here with someone I haven't even met.

I'm sure his diagnosis is right, also because it seems that he's been diagnosed several times and it seems strange if all those psychologists are wrong.

But I wonder if others have the same reaction to psychopaths and if you can always tell when you meet a psychopath because of this. I'm not sure, maybe it's only some of them who have that effect. I don't know.

Anonymous said...

"I know exactly what you mean. But I have the reaction with the writer of this blog too. It's the first time that has happened, otherwise it's always been with people irl.

I think normally it has to be irl contact, it's very unusual that it's happened to me here with someone I haven't even met.

I'm sure his diagnosis is right, also because it seems that he's been diagnosed several times and it seems strange if all those psychologists are wrong.

But I wonder if others have the same reaction to psychopaths and if you can always tell when you meet a psychopath because of this. I'm not sure, maybe it's only some of them who have that effect. I don't know."

Ok, very interesting but are you sure it's the same reaction? Do you feel repulsed after the encounter, yet have trouble stop thinking about the person? Do you "pick up" any of the mannerisms of the person, and they stick for a while?

To your last questions. I have never heard or read about anyone ever having that kind of reaction to psychopaths before.

And it doesn't mean I can tell who is a psychopath. I get the reaction after the encounter. Also one guy I met, I've met several times before without getting any reaction. I'm far from sure he is any kind of psychopath. He is weird, prolly has some mental issues but seems nice.

I'm can't even be sure any of the people I've "reacted to" are psychopaths.

Ettina said...

"If you ban those that you discuss and aim to find knowledge about then aren't you just as bad as they are? That's how I see it. I'm glad I made a search on your name, Zhawq, I've learned a lot since finding this website."

'Nothing about us without us' is one of the slogans of the disability rights movement. I think it's relevant here. We cannot effectively deal with the problem that psychopaths pose to our society unless we get input and cooperation from psychopaths themselves.

Anonymous said...

Politicians specialise in it, but the masses are slowly - I repeat slowly , waking up to it.

Anonymous said...

Another nice article, could be more concise and thorough, but a thumbs up.
PS The time may come when you eat your words in regards to ASP's,I know, a friendly poke- and for the the thousandth time sociopaths are not the same as psychopaths. Pathologically, the are very very different. They have only become like us because the pain got too much ! ASP's are far closer to the mark in terms of internal functioning.

Anonymous said...

Your example to show how to massively manipulate gullible people shows exactly why it is important for "the masses" to be well informed about psychopathy.
You psychopaths have been around as long as empaths from historical accounts.
Those who get to know about psychopathy learn about the inherited aspect to the difference in brain activity as shown by MRI's. Fortunately for the empaths, it is a small subset of the general populace.
I have been researching on my own for months and glad I found your blog. Nothing is really learned until one studies different perspectives. Your's is interesting in light of your serious crimes.
What have I learned?
1.... Pay attention to my gut feeling when someone seems to good to be true. I have known that for years.... yet not exactly why, although seemed wise.
2.... Be proud of being an empath; fears are healthy within reason; embrace my conscience and all the anxiety that go with certain emotions.
I know you cannot really understand empaths' feelings for yourself, certainly not love. It has been said that psychopaths remain on the lower level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This explains why children need to be socialized as society dictates. For that reason, I wonder about why psychopaths exist. Perhaps it is all about balance.
You know that neuroscience and psychopathy is getting out there to the "masses".
I certainly take more care when I am socializing with others.

Anonymous said...

I'm a great believer in live and let live but I've recently just split up from a psychopath and she destroyed me and so I now live in fear.
If you know you're a psychopath and want to be in a relationship you should give the other person a full understanding of what that means rather than mislead them into a false sense of safety only to then be destroyed by your condition. Had my X suggested meetings with a mediator or councillor I think I would still be with her but in the end I just felt betrayed and used.