TOPSY-TURVY WORLD

TOPSY-TURVY WORLD

I once wrote here that “in the psychopath’s world, things are topsy-turvy. The psychopath sees our strengths as flaws, and sees his flaws as strengths. Things like love and trust and compassion make us fools who are easy to manipulate, while their ability to...
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...
Reasonable Facsimile

Reasonable Facsimile

  were a reasonable facsimile. Closer inspection revealed Your leaking battery and rusted springs Plastic painted to resemble flesh And an old watch ticking in place of a heart.   Factory-made.     Wind you up And you smiled You danced You sang...
Fear, Hatred and Superstition VS Empowerment

Fear, Hatred and Superstition VS Empowerment

Early on in my trauma, I felt incredibly and unbearably vulnerable. And I hated the psychopath I’d been involved with. In fact, I hated all psychopaths. I feared them, too. They terrified me. I felt there might be one lurking behind every bush and every smiling...
Defeated? Damaged? Destroyed? TURN, TURN, TURN!

Defeated? Damaged? Destroyed? TURN, TURN, TURN!

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with...
“I Should Have Known”

“I Should Have Known”

  “I should have known.” Are you still telling yourself that, or believing others who say it?     “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard   Such a simple phrase, and yet so...
A Grin Without a Cat

A Grin Without a Cat

  “Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!” (ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, LEWIS CARROLL)   Alice’s trip into Wonderland would become curioser and...
The Psychopath: An Empty Boat

The Psychopath: An Empty Boat

If a man is crossing a river And an empty boat collides with his own boat, He will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, He will shout to him to steer clear. And if the shout is not heard he will shout Again, and yet again, and begin cursing –...
Psychopathic Medicine and The White Wall of Silence

Psychopathic Medicine and The White Wall of Silence

  Today I’m deviating from the subject of psychopaths and love, and delving instead into psychopaths and medicine, for good reason: so you can protect yourself and your loved ones when you seek medical care. Law enforcement is known for having a “blue...
First, Do No Harm: Abusive Psychotherapists

First, Do No Harm: Abusive Psychotherapists

ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST ARE BY CDD20 | 愚木混株| SHANGHAI, CHINA   When reaching out for help after an abusive relationship, some people end up being re-traumatized by a therapist. Others sustained their initial trauma from an abusive therapist. Recently, I heard...
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… Or Asperger’s Syndrome?

Psychopathy… Or Asperger’s Syndrome?

“Talking with my ex-husband is like smashing my head against a wall or drowning in a river. We were not speaking the same language and misunderstandings were the rule. I learned the hard way what Asperger Syndrome was.” ~ Anonymous...
Michelle Carter: Depraved Heart Murderer?

Michelle Carter: Depraved Heart Murderer?

“You always say you’re gonna do it, but you never do. I just want to make sure tonight is the real thing.” (Michelle Carter)   It looks like Michelle Carter’s psychopathic cat might be out of the bag. Carter, 18, of Plainville, MA, was 17...
Is He or Isn’t He? Why It Doesn’t Matter

Is He or Isn’t He? Why It Doesn’t Matter

Dole or Chiquita? Either way, this guy’s bananas. Is he or isn’t he? That is the question. Or is it? “We had a fight, and I can see that he is genuinely feeling awful from the pics he posts of himself on FB. I know there are different levels of...
The Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable

The Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley The unknown is always encountered in the midst of the known. It manifests within what is usual and familiar, and hides there. The unknown is the serpent...
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’...