Monday, November 22, 2010

Corruption

Sociopaths can be toxic, and not always in the good Britney Spears way.  From a reader:
The problem with living a life like mine is I can't have friends at all. Not what other people call friends. My girlfriend accused me of being a virus. She says everyone around me becomes corrupted. I thought about it. I look back on the relationships I have with people and they root back to a time when they were just flirting with the darkness. People get caught up in me sometimes. They start hanging out with me all the time. Soon they are wrapped into what I was doing. The longer I'm around them the more they accept that what I'm doing isn't really that bad. Soon I start taking things even further. Ill do things way over the line and act like toning it down is a favor. Really its making further steps into my purposes seem like a compromise. Around this point they come to me with a dependency. Its not hard for me to get them to now do what they originally thought was 'bad', as they now see it as not being a big deal. After all its business as usual.


I realize what she says is reality. I don't even do the manipulation on purpose it is second nature to me. I don't associate with people who are not useful for me. I see them as liabilities. Why would I open up to somebody with no lot in my life? Instead I associate with people who fit in my goals. Everytime I do, I find that I don't even need to ask them to do anything. They are only to eager to offer themselves.


Ironically, the greatest strength I have is peoples empathy. It is their empathy that allows them to see things from my point view. It allows them to label me into a grey area where normally they would have seen black and white. I do this by acting like its perfectly normal for me to do what I'm doing. Its another day at work. Busniness as usual. People don't question things when it becomes a daily ritual. It becomes normal.


Some call me a parasite. I wouldn't call what I do parasitical. I find peoples needs and I provide for them. In return I only ask for them.
My reply:

I'm interested in the corruptive effect you have on your associates. It's fine to use people (we all do), but I think sociopaths struggle with not letting that toxicity creep into all aspects of our lives, infecting all of our associates, family, and friends.

I think some of your associates may have what I want to refer to as "Tinman syndrome." In the original Frank Baum Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, Tinman used to be normal, human woodsman but was stripped of everything that once made him human and had it replaced with his current tin parts -- stronger in some ways, but more vulnerable in others (rust). Read about his origins here.

If you believe this analogy, then you are like Ku-Klip, the tinsmith that replaced his human parts with tin. Like Ku-Klip, you made them stronger but you forgot to give them hearts. They need to realize that although you believe that the world is terrible and most people in it, you still believe that things you do in this life make a difference. If you make it clear to your associates that you think what you do in this world has consequences, I think that could be a way to stem the spread of corruption.

98 comments:

  1. I think I was most toxic as a teenager. Now my poison must be kind of dispersed. No one has every complained, though. Like the reader's, Pythias Brand Poison is a sweet and addictive substance. ;)

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuaA39Irv_k

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIT_RMHwCEU&feature=related

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  3. oh yeah, and how to stop them (at least in America):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwxOjQ5X4g0&feature=fvw

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  4. I can relate to this guy. I don't like to associate with people who aren't worth anything to me and the kindness that I show people is almost completely dependant on what they have to offer me. I like to keep my friends(those who are worth something to me) close, and everyone else is just a minor annoyance which I either have to deal with or ignore.

    In many ways I too, am corruptive. I've tricked people into stealing and lying for me on many occasion. My friends now accept many of my unacceptable behaviours as a norm. I've been called a parasite a few times, which in many ways is true. I suck the money out of my friends and family, convince them to do favours for me and never offer anything in return.

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  5. Misanthrope, go to sleep! People, we all need to get some sleep!

    Parasite shmaricite.

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  6. It's 11:40 AM where I am anon

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  7. Sorry bout that then. Your time stamp is well past 3 am.

    It's my insomnia, I was reminding myself. Idle hands and all, and these long nights.. Gets the bloodlust to the surface.

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  8. I realy hate coincidences.

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  9. Unless I'm vastly mistaken, most people can relate to the majority of what was said. At least the meaningful parts, and not the labeling of good vs bad, etc.

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  10. from mpth to notme, please find a note at Sunday anon 6:54 and respond there so we don't clutter this thread. thank you.

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  11. Interesting.

    I think what the reader is describing is not so much corruption, as it is the effects of his circle of influence.

    Let me explain. The reader seems to be in some line of work or hobby that demands moral ambiguity from the average Joe. As the reader is a sociopath (presumably) that's not a problem for s/he. However, the friends/coworkers attracted have to take the good with the bad, so to say, and obviously the reader's circle of influence is strong. I'd be willing to wager that the reader feels that s/he has quite the strong will and is powerful, at the very least socially.

    Power attracts.

    My observations are based on my own life. I'm not in a line of work that demands moral ambiguity, or anything that leads to classic corruption. I am however a bit of a hedonist, and those that spend time with me eventually become ones too. I guess that's a very minor form of corruption, at least, outside the realm of religions.

    I'd wager that the reader would have an intoxicating effect in whatever line of work he was in, and that his personality that he shows, no matter where on an alignment spectrum, would inevitably attract people towards it. The fact that it is something considered "corruption" is a sad endeavor, both for the reader and those s/he affects.

    But someone's got to be the bad guy. May as well be a sociopath. You can at least count on them to be practical.

    I wonder, reader, do you consider them weak and pathetic because of this? Does it bug you? I'm sure you get off on it, who wouldn't, but under it all, does it bug you that you've found no one immune to your circle of influence?

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  12. Need some help.

    I am new to this site, read a bit, watched some documentaries and haven't yet come up with a conclusion regarding my own belonging to your community so i will tell you about myself and you can tell me if i am a sociopath or not.
    I am from Romania, i am 20 years old and i've always been a little awkward in social situations. I spent my first three years of school being bullied by those bigger than me and bullying those smaller than me. I used to crave attention, i felt alone, i wanted to show others how cool i am. I don't crave attention anymore, now i am bothered by it. I don't know what people expect of me so when i get their attention i get all nervous cause i don't know what to do, i don't seem to have any social instinct, not with girls not anywhere. I have two younger twin brother and sister and when they came into my life i felt like something was taken away from me so i hated them. Never got along with them, never understood what was happening around me. After the first three years of school i almost got expelled cause of disciplinary problems so i moved to another school. There it all went well for another three years. I lied a lot to be admired, i acted smart so i would get noticed and rewarded, i still craved attention. I moved from this school also to another where i tried the same stuff, but it didn't work. I got attention and admiration by learning all of eminem's lyrics and singing them. I got to be the most popular guy in school. I got in a lot of fights, i would easily lose my temper but i was popular. That was great for as long at it lasted, cause that also made me a lot of enemies. I started running away from home with some guys that were older than me, i thought life was easy. I bullied everyone i could but still got bullied by the older guys in the groups i entered. I searched for their approval so i started shifting my behaviour towards their approval. All those years of being popular, not giving a fuck and bullying got to me so one day, after i hit a girl, all the guys that knew me(it's a small town), united against me and i got served. After this i started fading into shadow. I got some anxiety attacks and i couldn't see the reality too well cause i was high on pot all the time. Now i stalk into shadows, i still don't get social interaction and i still rule inside my family with an iron fist but out in the real world i am a nice guy. I can't even start a fight cause i don't know if it's normal in a given situation and the other guys seem so unwilling to fight, they try to solve everything by arguing or yelling. I went to a psychiatrist and i now am on antipsychotics because of the weed, so i can see bits of reality but all in all i feel much of what's going on around me to slip from under my understanding. I don't really care for anyone in my family or anywhere. As far as i am concerned they could all die and wouldn't shed a tear or something but i know i feel worried about me running out of their care, money, home etc. I am a parasite right now but trying to find a way to sustain myself. I don't know if i could kill anyone cause it's hard to put myself in that situation accurately so i would know if i can or can't. I profit from where i can, i can sense when i am being manipulated even though i don't trust anyone given the pot induced anxiety attacks and psychosis. Well that's about all i can think about right now. Feel free to ask me anything.

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  13. Romania, not all of us have PhD's here, but from what you're saying it seems like a "change" did occur in you somewhere along the line, and this is not to say you've always known something to be off but it suggests you were conditioned rather. I doubt sociopathy to be your conclusion, but you might be close enough to consider this place a home. I don't hold personality disorders against people :)

    As for me, humanity has always been under suspicion. I was born this way and this blog is where I found like-mindedness, but I don't wear the "sociopath" label. I'm undefined, and I don't need to be defined. I also couldn't care less.

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  14. Wall of text, did not read. Have the courtesy of using paragraphs next time; it makes things easier for the local advice-givers/ego masturbators.

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  15. Romania,

    I have to agree with Anonymous 9:07. It doesn't really matter what you are. Half the people that post here (or more) aren't socios, so it isn't any sort of prerequisite for being a regular.

    Also, I don't believe that there are any regular posters that are qualified in psychiatry to give such a diagnosis. You sound like you have plenty of the check boxes marked, though "Need some help." unchecks a box on its own.

    Even if you are an official, card-carrying sociopath, it is pretty much accepted that at this juncture, there is no treatment and that if you do carry said card, you wouldn't want it anyway. All it would mean is that you should go to extra lengths to obfuscate the idea that you might be such a creature.

    Good luck.

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  16. Pythias, you make it sound like I don't carry a slew of cards but rather only one :)

    Such is the article of today, I'd imagine someone such as that has many cards to claim and exclusivity is really only relative to the company one's with at the time.

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  17. Why would you smoke weed if you go into psychotic episodes and anxiety attacks when you do? Why would you take anti-psychotic drugs if the problem is you are not compatible with marijuana. I smoke weed daily, so don't take this as UKan being anti-marijuana, but then I don't have psychotic episodes if I do.
    You need to make a come back. Right now you are building a image, but you have no idea how to play off of it. If you want people to fear you, then you have to make those boys pay. You can't let people get away with doing anything to you. See who is leading the pack and make him suffer for all to see. When you have him begging show no mercy.

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  18. You forgot to mention cutting yourself after, for all to see. "I just don't give a fuck! I destroyed him and I'll destroy me too!"

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  19. That's what i was just thinking. Getting back with the leader of the group that i spent most of my life with and try to get back at him. I don't know though, there is something in me that keeps me from doing so.

    I think i don't want to underestimate him somehow and get served again. Thing is that even if i got him vulnerable, i don't know if i could take the hit, the final hit. It's like i am hypnotised when i get there. Or it would be something like to get the will to do it or something it takes some channeling, like gather all my anger to hit him, and he might just snap out of it when i do it.

    I don't know really what it is. Maybe i think that it wouldn't do me much good if i got back at him. Explain to me if you can the remorse that i am feeling.

    Romania

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  20. Maybe you're meant to wait until a situation presents itself, Romania. If I believe anything, I believe you'll know it when you see it. The temptation, the inability to resist such a window of opportunity... All your self control is an illusion in that moment. Curious that you should obsess with such things (control).

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  21. remorse? ick.

    Multiple cards? Always.

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  22. Romania if you can't take him fairly then find a advantage. When I was a lad I used to throw sand in peoples faces if I couldn't take someone. There's no honor, there's just the amount of fear you can pump into other people that see your victory. At your age all you need is CS spray, and a mini bat. Walk up on him and blind him. After that you can go to work any way you want to. Make sure you do enough damage that he won't think of coming back for revenge. Talk to him while you do it. Grab some glass and cut him with it. Make sure its on his face so he remembers you when he wakes in the morning. Glass cuts are better than a knife because it makes it more personal.
    Coop his friends and ruin the girls reputation. Its not enough to use force you have to pursuade people.

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  23. Don't kill him. Never kill anyone over pride. Respect, money, power, but never pride.

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  24. That's what i was thinking.

    Yeah, i could run up on him and beat him and cut him and stuff like that, but that would be too easy. I was thinking more like meet up with him, talk to him, find out what makes him tick and behave such a way that would make him feel bad. The guy that hurt me most didn't give me more than 3 punches but he bullied me a lot through talk. He manipulated me a lot, he made me grow up and realise i don't want to be what i grew up. I was thinking of a more subtle way to make him suffer just as much. I know i hate him. I need to find out about him.

    Though if i don't figure something out that would be a nice one.

    Romania

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  25. Correction: Unless you think he will retaliate, but remember that there are many witnesses to your motive. It doesn't look like you have the reputation that people wouldn't tell on you. Remember that when you make a commitment.

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  26. You built your image around fear and violence. Talking to him may be seen as submission. You have to find where you have the advantage over him. You say he manipulated you. If that is the case then talking to him may lead you into more traps. Crush his spirit, then offer friendship. From there he can serve your interests or you can manipulate him into further disaster.

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  27. That's exactly what he did to me: crush my spirit and then offer me friendship.

    Romania

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  28. This is a good posting day. If there was a Ukan show, I think I'd watch.

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  29. Should i have figured that by myself by now? Or you are much older than me ?

    Romania

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  30. When I used to do something I needed to, but felt hesitation I would imagine myself as not in control and calm myself to a point where I felt like I was not in control of my body. I would almost feel like I'm watching myself do it and I wasn't in control. Its hard to explain, but maybe that will help you get over your hesitation. You only hesitate to do things, because you aren't used to doing them. When you go through it enough times it becomes more normal for you. I know it sounds weird but try wearing sunglasses and when your looking through them imagine what you see is a game or a movie.

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  31. UKan, from the looks of their words your new subject could use a lesson in deniability as well BEFORE their killing spree.

    Romania, you'll forgive UKan's insensitivity.

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  32. Yeah, i could bring me to doing it if i really wanted to but i don't see the point or something. I am talking about beating him up. I could do that. Ask him to meet me and go to him and beat him up just like that. Yeah i could. I don't see the point in doing so although.

    I just want to see him and maybe if he acts the same way towards me i might do it. I just want to see him cause much has changed since i last saw him and i guess i am seeing him as a standard that i have to be better or worse. Don't know...

    Romania

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  33. I am not constrained by rules or something, if i got to the conclusion that it would be best for me to beat him i would. I don't even know if it's good for me to see him again. He was a bad influence and i don't mean that i did drugs with him or drank with him it's that i am better off without him. I would have to get wrapped up in the whole talking to him thing before i could get revenge and i don't want to go there again. It's been an experience in my life and that's it. Now i am trying to figure out what's the best thing to do from now on. I think that going back to that place even to get revenge would mean me looking back and stuff like that that i don't know if it would help me. You know what i mean?

    Romania

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  34. I was telling people earlier on here that I hit a girl at a club that cost me a lot of money. It happend a few weeks ago. This guy tried to save her and I beat him badly, and the crowd tried to come to help him so I left. She tried to tarnish my reputation by saying I was out of control. This is not the image that I want, since too much fear causes people to start to unite against you. I had a female employee who has a reputation for being a people pleaser, so naturally people like her. She told everyone that the girl assaulted me and deserved it, and that the guy was a drunken fool getting involved in business he shouldn't. Everyone took her word for it, and the problem was solved.
    You need to always have popular support. People will justify your actions for you. You just need to pull them in slowly.

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  35. The fact that i drift back to this it's only because i get bored. I know that there is a clear path for wrong-doing down this way so i think about it from time to time. I am trying to get out of what i lived in the past, go somewhere else cause i don't like anymore what i used to live.

    Romania

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  36. He has left you with a bill. It seems like you have left it unpaid and it keeps building up. Why else mention it? Maybe its time you paid your bills instead of letting them eat away at your reputation. Your reputation is worth more than anything in life. Without a good reputation you are shit.

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  37. @Blog Author

    Might want to change the xtra small font size that has been applied to the "from a reader" part of the blog post to a small font. The xtra small font is a little hard to read.

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  38. Running from your problems won't help. Can you live with the fact that he chased you from town. I could not.

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  39. Sounds like a closed case to me.

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  40. UKan, this is part of who i am. I have a socio-fobia. I hate the whole "the way people see you" thing. It's of no importance to me. I don't even live in that town anymore. Moved to the big city where things like reputation don't really matter. I am just trying to find out ways that i can make these people's life worse but not get involved. I left the society long ago and i am not trying to get back. I left this whole thing where you are caught in a net and have to act according to all the people that know you. I am now by myself, i just try to make a life harder now and then.

    Romania

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  41. Hi Ukan,

    Thank you for your advice. I did not set the shed on fire. I talked to a man on my block who is a fire fighter and I told him that I was sorry about the one I did before that he knew about and that I was just curious and would like to help the fire fighters to make up for it because they came to put it out even though it was very small. I told him that I would like to be a fire fighter probably and that is why I was so interested. He was nice and said that there is a volunteer program (it is for older kids), but if I help around the fire house and take first aid classes with the other volunteers that he will let me come with him to a big fire if I am at the fire house when one happens just to watch the fire fighters. Really I want to watch the fire, but whatever. It sounds like fun and I don't mind to sweep the fire house, which is what he said I would have to do.

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  42. I didn't leave because of him alone. I left because of the whole city. I hated it. I couldn't go and beat up a guy because he knew 5 more people that knew me. What the fuck is that?

    Romania

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  43. That's why reputation is important. Rejecting society is childish. You have to blend into society and mold it into what you want. You have to go into it like a infection. If you are a oddball the body of society will spit you out and you get what you deserve because your rejected.
    Your mistake was that you let him manipulate you, crush your spirit, and use his influence to your demise. You should have had people on your side, but your foolish "fuck everyone" attitude led to you being run out of town and into the city where you can be happy with being insignificant. You bear a shame that I could never live with.

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  44. just remember that you are not alone and you both may in fact be more similar than you would like to admit.

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  45. @Anon 1:03 Awwww- how sweet and supportive.

    @mt That is more elaborate than I would have expected. Instead of looking like the bad guy, you now look like a helpful youth who is involved in your community. Plus fire. Neat.

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  46. Very well played, mt. You get a gold star for the day.

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  47. I just read a bit from the psychopath's bible and this fits what you say UKan. Maybe you're right but i have something to do before i can retaliate. I have to get rid of this "fuck society" mentality and the only way for me to do that is through medication. I have to look for some antidepressants or some mood stabilizers, anything i could use before i can get back to work. Plus i have an intoxicating mother that i have to bypass to get back into society. If i set the goal you ask of me, i have to do a lot of hard work and it is hard for me cause i also have to study for college. I set a goal that i might reach if i go on doing what i am set out to do. My name is Mike from Romania.

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  48. whats best way to get back at a sociopath?

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  49. @ Anon 1:21
    If you are a victim and sad (ex-lover)- just walk away. You aren't going to win because you can't hurt them.

    If you are an adversary and angry (like a co-worker)... Be sneakier and more strategic them. Your best bet is probably to set them at odds with another sociopath. Unless it's me. In that case you should buy me flowers. Or new socks. I could use some new socks.

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  50. *Be sneakier and more strategic than them.

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  51. how come non-british europeans are so good at english? i like it.
    i shall now go learn Romanian.

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  52. lol. I am an exception notme. All the other people i know are lousy at english.

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  53. Awwww- how sweet and supportive


    aint I though

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  54. Wrong Pythias. You shoot them. Infallibility does not equal invincibility.

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  55. whats best way to get back at a sociopath?


    Praise their strong points, then hammer their week one's.
    Make sure you have control of all your emotions, you have to feel nothing for them.

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  56. Hello Mike,

    re-building though laborious it can be quite refreshing: new style, new clothes, new friends, etc. Into the eyes of others the outside is more important then the inside, because so far no one can read minds. So let your looks, charm, new attitude, do the magic for you. It will gather a hole new set of people that actually matter in society.

    Once you gather them (and I hate to agree with Ukan here), let them do their share of the work for you.

    They will compliment you on your new you, and trash the others.

    Make the others envious. Rot them from the core.

    Divide to conquer.

    As you are a sociopath or not, I don't know. But if you are taking mood stabilizers, that probably means you can have bipolar disorder. Along with bipolar disorder, other personality traits may develop - including misanthropy, especially if left untreated for too long.

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  57. Praise their strong points, then hammer their week one's.
    Make sure you have control of all your emotions, you have to feel nothing for them.


    I've never seen a neurotypical best a sociopath at their own game. You have to pick a new game if you want to win. Weaknesses, strengths, emotions, and personality characteristics are things to avoid. Stick to facts if you must go head to head verbally.

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  58. so yes, I am a "victim" of a sociopath, but the game keeps going, i have known he is a sociopath for sometime and have been right on with each of his next moves... it is going to come to the point that he will contact me again...i havent responded in the past...i want to tell him i know that hes a sociopath...should i out him, i also would like him to get help...the good ole caring empath that I am. what to do, what to do...

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  59. then again, I know nothing can "help" a sociopath, so really it would be just to massage my own brilliant ego. :-)

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  60. You threaten it's life. You prove to it that it really does care about something. If you really love it, you shoot it somewhere non-vital and make very clear, verbally, that it will not have a mind to think with if it does not do what it's told. If you're not prepared for such a game, you're a fool for tempting yourself and your "friend".

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  61. You may be better off commiserating with the lovely ladies over at lovefraud.

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  62. nah, lovefraud has too many bleeding hearts.

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  63. And your revenge fantasy is just so much better. Puh-lease.~

    I was delighted by your attempt to dehumanize sociopaths, though. Very cute. Picking up some lessons here, are you?~

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  64. This site passed out of my browser faster than expected. Wound up back here again though for want of anything else to do.

    Ignoring most of the commentary above me, to the matter of corruption:

    This is something you can observe quite easily. If you've got the gonads, go ahead and tell someone (that you are quite familiar with, let's say a friend) that you're a sociopath. If you're actually willing to go through with it on this person, I give my guarantee* this will work. Give them the up and down, your reasoning, etc. Give them a little show of how you know every little secret that squirms inside waiting to burst forth (assuming you're that good). I assure you that you can have them right back to trusting you in five minutes.

    It isn't corruption in the scientific sense, of our nature subsuming theirs, so much as it is a blind spot - with the leverage our, to borrow a term from the blog, datamining has acquired for us, that we are or are not a sociopath actually doesn't matter, they'll accept us as is, because of our nature and theirs.

    That'll be all.

    *Obviously you'll not be compensated in any sense. Always read the fine print, motherfuckers.

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  65. lol. do you think ME's just gonna one day give up on actually posting anything, since we all just talk amongst ourselves like naughty school kids only interested in our social lives.~

    ME deserves teacher of the year award.

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  66. @PM not revenge, I want to win. and please clarify..how did i dehumanize sociopaths..i just refered to the others as "bleeding hearts?"

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  67. I think that might have been another Anon. You all look the same to me.

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  68. @Romania: If you're out of that town, and you've lost your friends in it, just put the past behind you and start fresh. A shattered reputation most times cannot be repaired. Re-invent yourself if you haven't already. You might be feeling shame, or anger. Just keep it out of sight and out of mind.

    Stop the weed, for the sake of your reaction to it. Weed is great for those it works for. I'm not one of them. Sounds like you aren't either.


    @mt: Well played.


    @Anon that wants to beat a sociopath: Congratulations! You found someone with a personality disorder. Now move on.


    God loves the stupid.

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  69. Your use of "it", Anon 7:37. That's all.

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  70. Funny. Serial Killers often refer to their victims as "it".

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  71. "It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again"~

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  72. Make sure they are applying Vaseline deep conditioning lotion. It gives the clothing that lustrous shine and glimmer.

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  73. Sorry P-Mod, it was my over-use of the word "it". I was trying to educate them. The anon in question is innocent, and guilty only of being stupid.

    "You all look the same to me." lol. I spoke engrish!

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  74. Essential oils would probably be better. Vaseline tends to over-soften, making extraction of the skin far more difficult due to the susceptibility of breakage.

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  75. Nobody exfoliates livestock before making jackets out of them, why start now?

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  76. you mean moisturize?

    though I do recall Buffalo Bill making cloth and wigs, not jackets, which require a thinner, more delicate material than animal hide.

    any experts in here? Ukan?

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  77. The problem is that we haven't been clear if we're tanning the human hide, or if we're just sewing the sheets together. The skin will need to have most the water removed to retard the process of decomposition. However, the skin must be kept moist to avoid cracking. It's a delicate process, to say the least.

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  78. *most of the moisture

    Also, my captcha is "deads".

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  79. perhaps the fellows at Harvard may be able to assist us.

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  80. Now I just want a skin-bound book. Nice link, no one.

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  81. You should have one made for your accounting book.

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  82. Perhaps I'll just get all my books rebound in flesh, while I'm at it, Notable. I'd color code them, but that'd probably look racist.~

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  83. That's not racist, that's diversity.~

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  84. I'll keep my bank statements in a folder made of patches of every flesh tone. Diversifying my portfolio, indeed.~

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  85. I'll have to search for an especially dark person for my little black book.~

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  86. The skin will need to have most the water removed to retard the process of decomposition.


    Most the water removed?

    Very disapointed with you PmS.
    How could you make such a simple mistake.

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  87. Which I corrected in the next line. I didn't feel it warranted a full deletion.

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  88. y r u pplz so self conshus? iz teh internetz!

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  89. the discussions here never fail to warm my heart. :)

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  90. M.E.,

    I really like this article!

    The reader that you quote could've been me, except I always felt and feel that what I do is for the good of those who get close to me, and potentially good for others as well.

    That is why it bothers me when people - so called normal people - use their normal pre-programmed morals to deem me 'toxic' and 'evil', 'demonic', etc..

    It's true that not every 'tinman' of mine left me with a 'heart', but I truly do my best to provide for everybody I get in touch with. It's just not always easy to be there and do everything for everybody all at the same time, for often there're several individuals being influenced by me in the way that your reader describes.

    However, it is something I am working with, and I hope to come up with a plausible plan so that I, and those I touch, may avoid the kind of consequences that you refer to.

    .....

    I just realize that this - my behavior being this way - may be one of the things that led to my once being diagnosed wrongly as a psychopath (many, many years ago. It's been altered since, though I had to work hard to get that to finally be realized). And, believe it or not, there're still people who to this day think ... well, you know. *sigh* ...But then, it doesn't take much to be labeled.


    On a side-note...
    I can only repeat for those who still think, being diagnosed as a sociopath will bring you some kind of romantic notoriety, that you'd be wise to not test that thesis (unless you're planning on becoming a serial killer or something similarly extreme)!

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  91. And: If you make it clear to your associates that you think what you do in this world has consequences, I think that could be a way to stem the spread of corruption. ... is good advice.

    Well done, M.E.!

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  92. May I make a suggestion to M.E. if there is a way to make the lightning background of the blog "flash" intermittently. Hopefully that would help put everyone in the proper frame of mind.

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