Having been the victim of a psychopath, I know how they work. I had to study him, to stay safe, stay alive.
I don’t care how society likes to ‘normalise’ it and ‘say psychopaths can be needed and useful’, it is very poor mental health. We were not created to have a lack of empathy, to be able to switch off emotions to cause harm to another human being and have no conscience, no remorse.
It is why I cannot handle people trying to defend them, or suggesting they have a good part of them. I know that makes what they do, and what they are, more palatable to average people. But these psychopaths are only manipulating people to feel sorry for them. I know that, but many don’t. They are highly manipulative and can fool mental health professionals, parole boards, judges, anyone. Except those who have endured them, who know what they are truly capable of, what really makes them tick.
Psychopaths can completely switch off all/most of their emotions to commit evil and know what they have done and still continue throughout their life, with have absolutely no remorse or empathy. Even when they haven’t switched off their emotions, they are still psychopaths, controlling, abusive. There is no part of them, that is ever healthy.
I’ve seen this capacity to switch off, to cause harm, as it was being done to me.
I could tell by his eyes, what mood he was in, when to know it was life threateningly serious, because he was in the ‘I will be really hurting you now’ mood. He was controlling me 100% of the time, but his mood would change. From average psychopath, to full on sadistic, sexual psychopath, in seconds. I saw it happen in his eyes.
I will never have those eyes, out of my memory. That blackness that comes into them.
It’s like the devil completely
invades their entire being
& Satan is staring at you,
through the psychopath’s eyes.