Psychopaths, can be very intelligent. The intelligent ones, can fake empathy, fake emotions, fake emotional reactions. But, actually they have no capacity for empathy. Neuroscience shows the lack of empathy capacity, via brain imaging scans.
It can be very difficult even for mental health professionals, to discern an intelligent psychopath. And many are duped by them. Even one of the world’s leading psychopaths experts – Dr. Robert Hare – admits he has been duped by them. Any mental health professional, who believes they will not be duped by them, are very naïve and clearly lack knowledge about psychopaths.
So, if experts, mental health professionals, can be duped and manipulated by psychopaths, please know the victims are easily duped too.
There are many psychopaths amongst us. Some experts estimate 1 in 25 people, is a fully fledged psychopath.
Most are not serial killers, or serial rapists. As is often wrongly assumed. Most are living amongst us all, totally undetected. They love careers like politics, business CEO’s, lawyers, church ministers, police officers, journalists. They see people as objects to be used and abused and are often attracted to careers where their traits can be exposed, and are acceptable. They love power and control.
Psychopaths are ruthless, highly manipulative, can fake all emotions, lack remorse, conscience, empathy, guilt, shame and have no regard for human suffering.
They will do anything they want, to succeed and get what they want. Anything.
They are morally bankrupt beings.
Some of them are sexual psychopaths. These are more likely to be your rapists, domestic violence abusers, paedophiles, sex offenders.
Some psychopaths, are sadistic and relish and delight in causing suffering. They truly get off on it.
Some are considered intelligent, some are considered unintelligent psychopaths.
The difference with intelligent psychopaths – is they are successful at what they do, know how to keep themselves out of prison. They are labelled ‘successful psychopaths’.
Unintelligent psychopaths, languish in many prisons worldwide.
Sadly, I know a lot about psychopaths. Within the first 20 years of my life, I survived a sadistic, sexual psychopath. I survived a psychopath paedophile. They were absolutely psychopaths. Sexual psychopaths.
My step father was far up that continuum and my mother too. Where they overlap as narcissists or sociopaths, I am not entirely sure. The symptoms/criteria, are similar in many ways.
These types of people make my skin crawl. They are truly terrible, heinous beings.
They cause so much suffering, and yet have no remorse, no guilt, no conscience.
And anyone who believes they don’t understand what they do is wrong, or they are ‘delusional’, or ‘dissociated’ ………. has never experienced one, or is making excuses, to make them seem less heinous.
People make all sorts of assumptions, to cope with heinous human beings more easily.
I don’t. I deal with truth.
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