Psychopaths are Not Supernatural Beings With Superpowers

Psychopaths are Not Supernatural Beings With Superpowers

 

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An unsettling theme

appears in some of the comments I get from readers on my website. I hear from people regularly who tell me there is no way they will ever be able to protect themselves from another psychopathic victimization. They feel powerless and hopeless, at the mercy of fate or luck or the benevolence of those who cross their paths. After all, they say, psychopaths are so powerful, so crafty, so…Not Really Human. This belief is dangerous because when you imbue them with other-worldly power, you become powerless against such a force.

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Soul Mates and Psychopaths

Soul Mates and Psychopaths

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“Soul mates.”

Those are the words victims use to describe the seemingly magical connection they felt in the beginning of a relationship with a psychopath. I didn’t even believe in the concept of soul mates, so I was doubly surprised and amazed when I thought it had happened to me. Most victims report feeling like they finally met their true love, and they describe the connection as powerful and intense. This nearly universal experience marks the beginning of psychopathic abuse on a personal, one-on-one level. (more…)

“I Am Fishead,” A Documentary About Psychopathy

“I Am Fishead,” A Documentary About Psychopathy

 

“What the psychopath does is they weave a picture of a person that’s really a dream. It’s a spirit. It’s not real. And you feel like you’ve discovered a soul mate. A deep intimacy. And you’re experiencing one of those rare moments that makes life worth living. And before you know it, you’re involved in a deep personal bond…with a psychopath.  Once you’re in that bond — and we call it the psychopathic bond — you don’t want to break it.”

~ P. Babiak, PhD.

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Charm and the Psychopath

Charm and the Psychopath

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One mustn’t look into the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexplicable charm which attracts us.

~ Gustave Flaubert

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Charm.

What is it, and why is the charm of the psychopath so powerful?

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