All the World’s a Stage… To a Psychopath

All the World’s a Stage… To a Psychopath

IMAGINE, for a moment, being a psychopath. Try to imagine not having a conscience. What would that be like? You would not have any feelings of guilt, shame or remorse, no matter how immoral or even heinous an action you’d taken. Imagine having no concern for...
The Wizards of Id

The Wizards of Id

Follow the yellow brick road Follow the yellow brick road Follow the rainbow over the stream Follow the fellow who follows a dream…   When we inadvertently followed a psychopath down their yellow brick road, Emerald City isn’t what we found at the...
Psychopaths Are Boring. We Are Fascinating.

Psychopaths Are Boring. We Are Fascinating.

Psychopaths are boring. We are fascinating.   How do we know this is true?   They’re in constant pursuit of us, while we try to do everything we can to stay away from them.   They have to play games with us because they have nothing real to offer....
Psychopathy: Is It In Their Eyes?

Psychopathy: Is It In Their Eyes?

“It’s their eyes that are the most remarkable feature. How they drill into you.” (Dr. Robert Hare, psychopathy expert)   Do a psychopath’s eyes give them away? Are they a reliable sign we can use to identify and avoid them? The answer might just...
The Holy Grail of the Psychopath

The Holy Grail of the Psychopath

Psychopaths put on quite a show to gain our love and trust. They create a grand illusion, complete with arrow-slinging cupids and fireworks worthy of the Fourth of July. To be able to do that they have to pretend to be something they’re not, day after day. They...
Paradox and Confusion

Paradox and Confusion

 “It is an interesting paradox because inside my head I am positively insane but ‘outside’ my head I am perfectly normal (when need be).” ~ anonymous psychopath That someone can be insane but appear normal is an incredible paradox. How can it...
The Game You Didn’t Know You Were Playing

The Game You Didn’t Know You Were Playing

When targeted by a psychopath, we unwittingly become an opponent in a game we don’t even know we’re playing. The stakes are high and the odds are stacked in their favor. They make the rules, and play to win. How could they lose, with such unfair...
What Zombies Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

  Is a psychopath conscious?   First, what does it mean to be conscious? Consciousness is our subjective experience. It’s the feeling of being inside your own head, looking out. The philospher David Chalmers explores “the hard problem of...
Is There a “Psycho” In a Psychopath?

Is There a “Psycho” In a Psychopath?

Are psychopaths psychotic?   It is said that psychopaths aren’t insane, because they have an absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking. Is this correct? Something about it doesn’t seem quite right. “The term ‘psychosis’...
Hocus-Pocus: It’s All In the Focus

Hocus-Pocus: It’s All In the Focus

“You were so vulnerable — that’s why I chose you, and why I was able to bond with you so quickly and so deeply.”   The psychopath I was involved with spoke these words to me the last time I saw him. It sickened me to hear them and to learn...
The Nemesis of the Psychopath: BOREDOM

The Nemesis of the Psychopath: BOREDOM

“Damned if you do, bored if you don’t.”   The thought of a bored psychopath is kind of scary. And yet the thought of a psychopath who isn’t bored is kind of scary, too. Seriously, though, psychopaths have a real problem with boredom. They become bored very...
In The Matrix of the Psychopath

In The Matrix of the Psychopath

The Matrix.   One of my favorite movies ever.  I got to thinking about how it parallels our experience with  a psychopath when a very dear reader, ‘efemeris,’ said this: “I connect psychopaths to computer hackers and viruses. They come in many...
What Ebola Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

What Ebola Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

For the past few days,   I’ve wanted to write a post about those suffering with the Ebola virus and the very brave people who help them. Since this is a blog about psychopaths, I needed to find a way to connect them. I found my answer this morning when I went to...
Psychopathic Seduction Secrets, Revealed!

Psychopathic Seduction Secrets, Revealed!

    WHAT MAKES PSYCHOPATHS SUCH LEGENDARY SEDUCERS?  Finally, here they are… Seduction Secrets of the Psychopath   ♥ Psychopaths have a grandiose, unshakable, pathological sense of self-confidence. ♥ They feel no fear, so they have no...
Walking Through the Shadow of the Uncanny Valley

Walking Through the Shadow of the Uncanny Valley

     The psychopath I was involved with sometimes made strange and disturbing facial expressions.  A sad face with the corners of his mouth turned up just a little too much. A high-voltage smile that would have blown every transformer in town if he were hooked up...