But I didn't think my busy schedule should keep me from writing altogether, so I thought we'd have a bit of fun for once. It isn't much, but it's made a few folks chuckle, so here goes...
A Reader asks:
I read somewhere that psychopaths don't have humor. Is it true in your opinion? Would you be able to write something funny or make a joke on the spot if you had to?
According to Robert Hare in 'Snakes in Suits' or 'Without Conscience', psychopaths will to the potential subject (or victim):
Communicate indirectly four statements of seduction
- I like who you are.
- I'm just like you.
- Your secrets are safe with me.
- I'm the perfect partner/lover/friend/business partner/i.e. for you.
Now that gave me an idea:
How to make somebody fall in love with themselves
- Tell them you love everything about them and just for who they are.
- Tell them you're just like them, you understand them through and through (sympathize).
- Tell them they can trust you with their lives, because the two of you are so close, soul mates.
- Tell them you're the perfect partner, friend, lover, and soul mate, etc..
Now you may tell them who they fell in love with and they can go home and live happily ever after.
Ideally this would be the perfect way to solve all problems in the world. There would be no more psychopath victims, no more psychopaths needed being hunted, eliminated, put to prison, etc.
And best of all: If it is the psychopaths who bring this ingenious solution to the knowledge of the world and make it take effect, make it become real, then psychopaths will no longer be Society's Enemy Nb.1. We will instead be The Heroes & Saviors of Humanity.
Now how about that! Do my readers think psychopaths would dig such a position, eh?... Of course, solutions always give birth to new problems.
We would have to deal with all the Narcissists' envious rage.
There would also be a problem with everybody suddenly demanding it be made common citizen's right to beget children via method of cloning.
The sex toy industry would have the time of their lives, of course. But then, they've had the time of their lives since man left the Garden of Eden.
I'm sure my Readers can think of more examples... '^L^,