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Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out. This is just more sensational clickbait junk. The experts are betting you probably encounter a psychopath every day. In fact, a lot of what you think you know about psychopaths is very wrong. And they probably make your life miserable. Black and white. Not bad enough to go to prison, but plenty bad enough to make your life awful.
The Machiavellian manipulators at work who do all kinds of nasty — but without leaving fingerprints. The bad boyfriends and girlfriends who drive you crazy — sometimes quite deliberately. And research shows many US presidents have had psychopathic traits.
Which profession has the most psychopaths? The answer is: CEOs. Yup, studies show there are a disproportionate of psychopaths in corporate America. But nobody in HR tells you you might be working with some really awful people, let alone how to survive next to them.
Psychopaths see the world quite clearly. Perhaps too clearly. Psychopathy is a psychological condition in which the individual shows a profound lack of empathy for the feelings of others, a willingness to engage in immoral and antisocial behavior for short-term gains, and extreme egocentricity.
Many are witty and quite articulate. And because they lack empathy they see other people as objects to be used. And many get quite good at faking it. All the better to manipulate you to get what they want. In several functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI brain imaging studies, Hare and his associates found that emotional words and unpleasant pictures did not produce in psychopaths the increases in the activity of brain limbic regions normally associated with the processing of emotional material.
As Ronald Schouten reports, when neuroscientists did a PET scan of psychopaths after giving them amphetamines, the nucleus accumbens section of their grey matter produced four times as much dopamine. Translation: rewarding stuff is far, far more rewarding to them. So you consider doing something mean and your conscience slams the brakes.
And stuff they want is four times as rewarding to them. So someone also put a brick on their accelerator. Some people might think: I have done bad things. And I find some things really rewarding. Oh my god! So how do we make these people better? In fact, treatment makes them worse.
It just teaches them how to fake it better.
Its publication would surely have been an extraordinary moment for Elliott and Gary and the Capsule. In regular circumstances, 60 percent of criminal psychopaths released into the outside world go on to re-offend. What percentage of their psychopaths had? As it turned out: 80 percent. To learn more about the science of a successful life, check out my bestselling book here. Okay, but this sounds extreme. And it is.
So what happens when you dial down the psychopathy a bit, turn off the impulsiveness and add in a little conscientiousness so they can graduate law school or business school? You get a psychopath who blends in at work just fine. And they chase their rewards, ignore morality and are quite good at covering their tracks. Robert Harethe criminal psychologist who developed the test used to evaluate psychopaths explains:.
They appear to function reasonably well— as lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, academics, mercenaries, police officers, cult leaders, military personnel, businesspeople, writers, artists, entertainers, and so forth— without breaking the law, or at least without being caught and convicted.
These individuals are every bit as egocentric, callous, and manipulative as the average criminal psychopath; however, their intelligence, family background, social skills, and circumstances permit them to construct a facade of normalcy and to get what they want with relative impunity. And how many people like this are running around? But subclinical psychopaths? Studies that examined the prevalence of subclinical psychopathy in student populations in the United States and Sweden showed rates in the range of 5 to 15 percent… 5 to 15 percent of the population means that for every twenty people, up to three of them may fall within the almost psychopath range.
To learn how to deal with a narcissist. But they are ruthlessly going after what they want without any concern for those around them. How do they do it? Hare says that whether subclinical psychopaths are screwing up your love life or your workplace, they usually follow a three step process:.
First, they assess the value of individuals to their needs, and identify their psychological strengths and weaknesses.
Second, they manipulate the individuals now potential victims by feeding them carefully crafted messages, while constantly using feedback from them to build and maintain control. Not only is this an effective approach to take with most people, it also allows psychopaths to talk their way around and out of any difficulty quickly and effectively if confronted or challenged. Third, they leave the drained and bewildered victims when they are bored or otherwise through with them. If they invade your personal life, they turn on that artificial empathy and charm.
They listen to hear what you think of yourself and reinforce that. The message? I like who you are. Then they pretend they share similar qualities. I am just like you. They get to know everyone and use that fake empathy to make a good first impression and quickly figure out who has the power. Once they the company, psychopaths try to meet as many people in the company as they can, spreading positive first impressions and collecting as much information as possible. And then they go to work making sure they look good, their rivals look bad and that all the evidence is well hidden. Specifically, their game plans involved manipulating communication networks to enhance their own reputation, to disparage others, and to create conflicts and rivalries among organization members, thereby keeping them from sharing information that might uncover the deceit.
They also spread disinformation in the interest of protecting their scam and furthering their own careers. Being exceedingly clever and secretive, they were able to cloak their association with the disinformation, leading others to believe that they were innocent of manipulation. Pawns are the co-workers and subordinates they manipulate like chess pieces.
Patrons are upper management who they get close to for help climbing the corporate ladder. Maybe someone does catch on to their schemes. But did the whistleblower spend time making sure upper management likes and trusts them? Because the psychopath did. Guess who senior management trusts? Eventually, someone tries to do something about it. A former pawn might challenge or confront the individual, and perhaps even try to bring the situation to the attention of higher-ups.
Unfortunately, by this time the psychopath is well positioned through the influence networks already established with others in the power hierarchy. To learn how to be happier and more successful. Now is not the time to stop reading. Studies show psychopaths really do make some people feel queasy. In a recent study, researchers J. Reid Meloy and M. The reactions were varied and included sensations and feelings that were gastrointestinal queasy stomach, feeling of illnessmuscular shaky feeling, weaknesscardiovascular pounding heartpulmonary shortness of breath.
The authors suggested that their findings could be interpreted as suggestive evidence of a primitive, autonomic, and fearful response to a predator. They described the psychopath as an intraspecies predator.
Research shows they actually can tell which people are vulnerable targets, just by looking at them. Beyond that, be skeptical of people who aggressively turn on the charm. And you know that old saying about not trusting people who are nice to you but mean to waiters at a restaurant?
How do the experts recommend you deal with them? Oh, if only it were that easy… All the resources I looked at had the same primary suggestion: just get the heck away from them. At the office, that may not be an option. Companies can avoid hiring subclinical psychopaths in the first place by using multiple rounds of structured interviews. Flexible interviewing procedures allow charming predators too much room to use their powers of influence.
And check references. Psychopaths lie on s. A lot. From The Sociopath Next Door :. Do not the game. Resist the temptation to compete with a seductive sociopath, to outsmart him, psychoanalyze, or even banter with him. In addition to reducing yourself to his level, you would be distracting yourself from what is really important, which is to protect yourself. Even if you win, guess what? To learn how to stop being lazy and get more done. You might believe all people have good in them.
Or that every person can be fixed. The first rule involves the bitter pill of accepting that some people literally have no conscience… Do not try to redeem the unredeemable. What you can do is get to know how they work and get to know yourself better.How to get rid of a sociopath ex boyfriend
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