Concerning the psychopath it is all about power over and controlling others. So, the more you know about these disordered individuals, the better you can protect yourself and the faster you can heal if, you’ve been targeted. Below a link to Aftermath Surviving Psychopathy and three articles of interest; A Primer on Psychopathy By; David S. Kosson and Robert D. Hare ; What “Psychopath” Means: It is not quite what you may think By; Scott O. Lilienfeld, Ph.D.and Hal Arkowitz, Ph.D. and This Charming Psychopath: How to Spot Social Predators Before They Attack By; Robert D. Hare, Ph.D. To access them Click Here
In order to stay in control, the psychopath will make you think you’ve gone crasy/make you question your own sanity. Victims of psychopaths recently did a post on the subject, better known as “Gaslighting” , Gas lighting: Messin’ with your mind Here as did Sanctuary for the abused, see; Sunday, January 24, 2010 Here It is all about power and control!
Also learn about, Projection – the psychopath smearing his/her inadequacies, thoughts and behaviours onto others, Tim Field whose wonderful site is still up and running thanks to his family, on the subject; Here
The more you know, the better you can protect yourself, your near and dear as well as others. Psychopathy is a neurobiological disorder for which there is, thus far, no cure. (please see some of the earlier posts) Last but not least, sticking to the “No Contact” rule is also of essence in order to heal.