It is well known that psychopaths aggressively pursue their “wants and needs”. This is why the psychopath places the object of his/her desire on a pedestal (to trick them into a relationship) and will “bully “/psychologically harass individuals at work, relentlessly (to make sure they kill them, spiritually, physically or both). Stalking is another “ingredient” the psychopath use to exert his/her “power” over others. If you have been in a relationship or been a “victim of bullying” rest assured that the psychopath will, most of the time, as long as he/she desires, continue to stalk you, even years after you have left the relationship or your place of employment.
Please realize that these individuals are mentally disordered and actually enjoy playing “vicious games” with others. Here one of the latest studies; Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain: Brain scans show disruption in natural empathetic response Here (“may” is an understatement, they live for it!) One reason is because the psychopath has a totally different view of other people, others are there for their “enjoyment” to be used and abused in any way it “pleases” him/her (the psychopath).
This way of warped thinking stems from, among other things, structural damage as well as chemical imbalances concerning the psychopath’s brain. This pathological liar will for. ex, keep on lying no matter what; Habitual Liar Brains Look Different On Scans Here and here some more studies of interest;
Structural brain abnormalities in psychopaths-a review. Here
The VNTR 2 repeat in MAOA and delinquent behavior in adolescence and young adulthood: associations and MAOA promoter activity Here
Qualitative and quantitative EEG abnormalities in violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder Here
Hearts & Minds. The Boston Globe “Since Plato, scholars have drawn a clear distinction between thinking and feeling. Now science suggests that our emotions are what make thought possible.” Here
Distinctive Brains of Psychopaths Here
The neural correlates of moral decision-making in psychopathy Here
Wherever the psychopath shows up, the “pattern” repeats itself time and time again and the “trail of destruction” this type of individual leaves behind becomes, longer and longer. This is why it is of upmost importance that as many people as possible learn as much as they can about these disordered individuals in order to protect themselves as well as others. This is also why we must be able to identify the individual as soon as possible to reduce the harm they do. Detecting psychopathy from thin slices of behavior Here and “How to spot a psychopath” : Lay theories of psychopathy. Here
More of interest, as we find these individuals everywhere!
Beware the (Political) Psychopath, My Son Here
A Longitudinal Study of Arrested Batterers, 1995-2005 “The research suggests that short-term cessation of domestic violence achieved after a variety of interventions may not indicate longer-term behavior change.” Here
Amygdala Hypoactivity to Fearful Faces in Boys With Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits. Here
Psychological distress, major depressive disorder, and risk of stroke. Here
Bullying in the family Here and Parenting the At Risk Child Here
Finally, stress can do a lot of damage, so take very good care of yourself if you have been/is targeted. Learn as much as you can about these disordered individuals in order to protect yourself and remember, never, ever, blame yourself. (A 30-45 min. walk/day, will greatly releave stress and “clear” your head.)
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