The Psychopath Manipulator Type
Psychopaths are typically highly impulsive, highly emotional and are at high risk of substance abuse and incarceration. According to Joseph Newman at the University of Wisconsin, criminal psychopaths are about 3 x more likely to commit violence than other offenders and about 2½ x more likely to commit other antisocial acts such as lying and sexual exploitation. They are also very difficult to have relationships with because they lack social kindness and empathy. Researchers believe that psychopathy has roots in early childhood with those who show early lack of fear, indifference towards peers and appear callous in the face of emotion, are at the greatest risk.
There is no cure for psychopaths, but the earlier psychopathic tendencies are spotted the more help can be given. It is incredibly difficult to teach empathy, but loving relationships and therapy can help reengage healthy, social behaviors. The discussion on treating psychopaths is not that different from helping criminal rehabilitation, since researchers estimate that 25% of criminals in state facilities show psychopathic tendencies, we know that the treatment could be one in the same. One model that has had some success is called the Decompression Model. This was developed by staff at the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center and is based on the fact that psychopaths don’t think about or respond to punishment the same way as non-psychopaths (due to brain differences). In this way, punishment doesn’t discourage bad behavior–in fact, criminal psychopaths are 6 x more likely than other criminals to commit new crimes following release from prison. The following tabs is mainly based on common work place behavior.
30 Psychopath Manipulator Characteristics
In order for a person to be a psychopath, at least 14 items from this list must be present as permanent traits. For example item 18: almost everyone has told a lie at some points in their life, but item 18 only applies if a person uses lies as a habitual strategy. Most of these traits can be noticed in the common work place where all the tactics, strategies and typical behavior is used.
1. Burdens others with guilt while appealing to family ties, friendship, professional ethics.
2. Evades or pushes responsibilities onto others.
3. Remains vague regarding communication of claims, needs, feelings and opinions.
4. Gives answers that are often vague.
5. Depending on the situation and people his/her opinion, behavior and feelings will change.
6. Makes use of logical arguments to camouflage claims.
7. Wants to make others believe that they have to be perfect, that they can never change their mind, they have to know everything and have to respond immediately to claims and questions.
8. Disputes the qualities, the ability and the personality of others, criticizes without giving that impression, despises and condemns.
9. Lets others convey his/her messages.
10. Creates havoc (fights), creates distrust and divides to be better able his/her rule.
11. Positions him/her self as a victim to elicit compassion.
12. Ignores or does not honor requests even if he/she declares that they will be taken care of.
13. Misuses ethical principles of others to serve his/her own interests.
14. Threatens in underhanded ways or commits open blackmail.
15. Suddenly changes the subject in the course of a conversation.
16. Avoids or flees relationships and togetherness.
17. Targets the ignorance of others and creates an impression of superiority.
19. Tells lies to find out the truth.
20. Is egocentric.
21. Can be jealous.
22. Does not bear criticism and negates evidence.
23. Does not care for the rights, opinions and wishes of others.
24. Often uses the very last moment to give commands to others or to instigate them to act.
25. His/her words seem to be logical or coherent while the attitude and behavior give evidence of the opposite.
26. He/she exerts him/her self in making compliments in order to gain your sympathy, gives presents, becomes suddenly very caring for you.
27. Gives you an uneasy, unfree feeling.
28. Extremely expert in accomplishing own goals, but at the expense of others.
29. Pressures us to do things that we would not do of our own accord.
30. Is the subject of conversations, all the time, even if he/she is not present.
It is entirely possible that if you are not intimately involved with a psychopath and/or are not the direct victim, that you have not noticed very little of the above signs. These people can be experts at projecting a likeable public image.
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