LYING THRU OMISSION
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[Article] Inside Workings of a Sociopath
"Our failure to look away politely is often perceived as being confident, aggressive, seductive or predatory."
So the psychopath knows!
It is just fulfilling an exchange. People want a particular thing - to please you, to feel wanted or needed, to be seen as a good person - and manipulation is just a quick and dirty way to get both people something they want.
No, people don't get what they want. That's why they get angry from feeling cheated, manipulated, abused, or used. An unspoken contract has been broken. It is not a fulfilling exchange.
We observe our target and strive to become a facsimile of whatever or whoever that person wants - good employee, boss or lover. It's not always the case that the facsimile is malicious or ill-intentioned. It makes the target feel good for the course of the transaction and usually ends without harm.
See above comment. It probably did end with harm. And most people do not want a relationship with a fake persona.
Of course everything comes at a price - we wouldn't be doing it if we weren't getting something from you, often money or power or simply even the enjoyment of your admiration and desire, but this certainly does not mean that you get nothing out of it. Maybe some might think the price is too high. But the truth is that if you've made a deal with the devil, it's probably because no one else has offered you more favourable terms.
Maybe the psychopath should be truthful with the advertisement with the victim about the deal with the devil and that the deal is for a short term relationship only. If they are favorable terms, why the feeling of being cheated?
There is probably no universal, and certainly no objective, morality. Despite millennia of arguments among theologians and philosophers, no one can really agree on the contours and parameters of morality.
Everyone has their own morality and when it is violated the person feels poorly. The psychopath should take that into consideration.
Like many people, I adhere to a religion that gives me moral guidance. The practice of it is just good sense - it keeps you out of prison and safely hidden in the crowd. But the heart of morality is something I have never understood. My view of morality is instrumental.
Because the psychopath is empty inside, there is no guidance, concept of boundaries, or concept of morality. They will go along with a religious structure to fit in and to stay hidden, but they will not adhere to the religious teachings.
Sociopaths tend to crave stimulation and are easily bored
Like a kid sitting through a boring religious or school lecture! Psychopaths must constantly be doing something or they are bored as such.
The darker side of impulsivity is that we can become fixated on an impulse to the exclusion of all else, unable to listen to reason.
The Achilles heel of a psychopath. Get them to focus on one thing while having them lose focus on more important things. Works great when it's time to expose a psychopath.
These characteristics promote risk-taking, which in business often equals reward. It seems that where we do not crash and burn, we have the potential to achieve dizzying amounts of success.
The risk taking happens not on the basis of having more education, experience or knowledge, but rather on the disregard for the outcome, which usually ends in a crash and burn externalities such as bad economies, bad business practices, pollution, corruption, war, etc. I would not call that success.
Maybe there is a small thrill in taunting drivers or risking my life savings, but mainly it's that I just don't feel sufficient anxiety in these situations warning me to be more careful.
Always bored silly inside and need stimulation that can only come from a zero sum loss from others.
I don't have the off switch in my brain telling me when to stop - no natural sense of boundaries alerting me to when I am on the verge of taking something too far.
That's why politicians and executives have handlers. To tell them when they've gone too far.
In efficient breaches, it is often the immoral choice that leaves everyone better off. If I want to break a rule and am willing to suffer the consequences, I should be allowed to make that choice unhindered.
Except that both parties did not discuss the terms of an efficient breach much less agree to the terms beforehand. The psychopath is making up the terms as he goes along.
And so I cut off all ties and walked away. There were damages on all sides, but I had no other means of mitigating them, so it was an efficient breach.
Except that the psychopath didn't get punished as much as he/she should've been.
All of this is a carefully calculated persona meant to appeal to the greatest percentage of the student population possible.
A persona, not the real person. Expect people to feel cheated when they find out!
This is true of everybody, but I never am trying to get someone's approval or admiration, unless it is a means to the end.
Empty exercises leading to an empty end.
I have strong arms and I might have killed her if I thought there would have been no consequences
Only thing that stops them. Pavlovian consequences like jail time or revenge from the victim.
I do not love him the way that he loves me
Ahhh, the untruthfulness of it by keeping the observation secret from the victim.
I do not view these relationships as cheating, but I keep them a secret anyway to avoid drama.
Then find someone in agreement with your views, psychopath.
Sociopaths are part of the grease making the world go round. We fulfill fantasies, or at least the appearance of fantasies. In fact, we are sometimes the only ones attentive to providing for your deepest wants and needs, the only ones so deeply attuned to them for no ulterior motive immediately discernible by you.
LOL. The ending is never pretty when the psychopath performs the reveal or is found out. So much for fulfillment.