It is exiting to see how the interest in psychopathy is growing and how more and more people are becoming aware of these gravely disturbed individuals who sooner or later cause harm to others. Knowledge/Education is the key to protect yourself, your loved ones, your fellow human beeings and to put an end to the abuse caused by these individuals. In other words, the more you know the better! One of the latest articles I came across and that I would like to share is that by, By John M Grohol PsyD, A Psychopath’s Brain on fMRI (19 Apr 2010) Here Some research includes that by, Paul Babiak, Ph.D., Craig S. Neumann, Ph.D. and Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., Corporate psychopathy: Talking the walk (Apr 2010) Here Suggested reading concerning work; Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work Here
Psychotic is NOT the same as Psychopathic! Here This short write-up explains the difference between psychopathy and psychosis. To note; Psychopathy/Sociopathy is not treatable, not yet anyway, too many structural and “chemical” abnormalities involved. Another article of interest, this one by; Simone Hoermann, Ph.D., Psychopathy And The Brain Here More research concerning psychopathy that is also of interest, by; Gao, Glenn, Schug, Yang and Raine (2009), The Neurobiology of Psychopathy: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective Here
Last but not least via Lovefraud.com, 10 Signs that you’re dating a sociopath (12 April 2010) Full post Here
“If your new romantic interest exhibits all or most of the following behaviors, be careful. He or she might be a sociopath.”
“1. Charisma and charm. They’re smooth talkers, always have an answer, never miss a beat. They seem to be very exciting.
2. Enormous ego. They act like the smartest, richest or most successful people around. They may actually come out and tell you that.
3. Overly attentive. They call, text and e-mail constantly. They want to be with you every moment. They resent time you spend with your family and friends.
4. Jekyll and Hyde personality. One minute they love you; the next minute they hate you. Their personality changes like flipping a switch.
5. Blame others. Nothing is ever their fault. They always have an excuse. Someone else causes their problems.
6. Lies and gaps in the story. You ask questions, and the answers are vague. They tell stupid lies. They tell outrageous lies. They lie when they’d make out better telling the truth.
7. Intense eye contact. Call it the predatory stare. If you get a chill down your spine when they look at you, pay attention.
8. Move fast. They quickly proclaim that you’re their true love and soul mate. They want to move in together or get married quickly.
9. Pity play. They appeal to your sympathy. They want you to feel sorry for their abusive childhood, psychotic ex, incurable disease or financial setbacks.
10. Sexual magnetism. If you feel intense attraction, if your physical relationship is unbelievable, it may be their excess testosterone. “