Falling Into a Parallel Universe

Falling Into a Parallel Universe

Public domain image courtesy of Lobo Studio in Hamburg

Psychopathy is the best-kept secret. 

It’s a wildly popular subject, and it has been for a while. Psychopathic characters pop up everywhere. They’re portrayed in movies and on TV. Best-selling books are written about them. In reams of articles, we hear about psychopaths as serial killers, CEOs and those who work on Wall Street and in government.

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Charm and the Psychopath

Charm and the Psychopath

Charming wolf wearing a tophat

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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The Three Most Powerful Words Should Never Be a Lie

The Three Most Powerful Words Should Never Be a Lie

“I love you” are the three most powerful words ever spoken.

They connect, transform and heal.

When those words are said but not meant, they are something else entirely; they are implements of harm, and foretell of bad things to come. When “I love you” is a lie, it is uttered to get something from someone. In the case of the psychopath, “I love you” is always a lie because they aren’t capable of love. They use these words as a means to their own ends because they know the enormous power those words have over those of us who are capable of love. (more…)

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