Recap – November 2013

As usual, the last post of the month lists the “required reading” of the month as well as contains bonus commentary.

Potted Plants – A post detailing my ideal interactions with those around me that do not rise to a level worthy of my respect.  I prefer my people to require minimal effort and yield consistent rewards.

Echoes – I wish my younger self had the maturity and insight into their personality that I do now.  Those are years I can never get back and I cannot stress enough how important it is to always seek growth via introspection.

Silence … Cutting out the Tongues of Their Enemies – Society wants to keep the psychopath quiet and locked away.  How can the successful psychopath ever add to the discourse if we are written off as a scourge with no chance to defend ourselves?

Respect … Readying the Blade – Those that I respect are off limits; however, that respect need not be eternal and I am always prepared for others’ attempts to backstab me.

Love, Respect, Ownership – Love will never compute for me.  “Possession” of another through relationships does, however.

Void – I do not pine for the traits that empaths have.  I view a lack of empathy as advantage and as desirable.

The Mark of Cain – We psychopaths wear the mark of Cain.  Society brands us for our differences and fears us when they see us.  We can do what God cannot.  We get retribution for others’ sins against us.

Wolves’ Clothing – The rise of those identifying as psychopaths in order to be edgy is amusing but ill-advised.  Do you want to be shot by your shepherd that cannot tell faux fur from the real thing?  Do you merely want to be disrobed before you are devoured?

The Cave – Personality disorders are no less real if they are not diagnosed.  However, that does not mean that an individual should not seek all of the knowledge that they can.  The shadows on the wall of the cave are merely approximations; one must go out into the light to obtain true knowledge.

Trigger

Why do we hate the empath?  Are we inherently supposed to?

This was a question posed to me by a psychopathic friend of mine.  I won’t say that I was taken aback by the question; but I did find it interesting if not unfortunate.  It seems like there is nowhere safe from the ‘us versus them’ mentality that plagues humanity.  One focus of this blog has been to dispel, without sugar-coating, some of the insane preconceptions regarding psychopathy.  Education is key to overriding primal human tendencies.  We psychopaths need to be cognizant of the other direction of knowledge, however.  Empaths have much to teach us just as we have much to offer them.

[Read more…]

On Your Feet or on Your Knees

Maybe it is the borderline in me, but I view those around me as belonging into two groups.  Either those around me are worthy of my respect and are able to stand on their own two feet as worthy friends, acquaintances, or adversaries, or they are are on their knees waiting for someone to take advantage of them.  I’ve written before about what leads to my respect.  I have not written what leads to my disdain.  There are leaders and there are followers.  There are the strong-willed and the weak-willed.  There are the reapers and the reaped.

[Read more…]

Wolves’ Clothing

A sheep in wolves’ clothing merely gets disrobed before being devoured.  I don’t believe that there should be more or less legitimacy for the diagnosed versus self-diagnosed psychopath.  I’ve seen politics of legitimacy play out in other circles, such as the LGBT “community”, and all it leads to is the silencing of those that are trying to find their voice.  However, I do take offense to the recent rise in individuals using the label ‘psychopath’ (or equivalently, sociopath) as a means of simply trying to be edgy or to articulate other “outsider” traits.  Not only is it a dangerous label to use, but it also confuses this often misunderstood condition in the eyes of others.  How can the intelligent psychopath educate from the shadows if others are constantly throwing misinformation around?

[Read more…]