Confessions of a sociopath

30 May








One Response to “Confessions of a sociopath”

  1. Vale Spa May 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    How to fight a sociopath — and win!
    A book like that would be an instant bestseller. If you figure there are 50 million sociopaths in the world and every one of them knows about 200 people, that’s … that’s a lot of people who would be buying the book. It seems like most empaths can’t tell how to spot a sociopath, so you go reading all these books and looking at all these websites purporting to tell you how. The problem with those sources is that they may be have some valid information, but they’re about as useful as a book about becoming a millionaire. Maybe some of those methods would work with some empaths looking for some sociopaths some of the time, but there is no surefire method. That’s why you have all those books and websites.

    Still, I sympathize with your position, empaths. You’re creeped out that there are these otherworldy beings wandering around making your life miserable for their own sport.

    The truth is that sociopaths are largely harmless. Just ask Andrew Bird. Sure, we may play with your minds a bit, but with me it’s more like teasing than anything else. Let’s say you had a younger sibling who you liked to give a hard time. Or when you’re out and about and you see a little girl dressed up like a princess or a little boy dressed up like a pirate, what do you do? You say, “Wow a princess!” or “Oh no, a scary pirate!” You play along with the kid because you can. It’s sort of fun and you get to feel like you are being superior and nice at the same time — so superior that you can afford to condescend to their ridiculous level and play along with their little fantasies for a while. Empaths are for the most part harmless too, so why not go along with their make-believe? Meet an empath who thinks he’s beautiful or smart or talented? Feed that belief. That’s pretty much all the sociopath interactions you’ll see in your lives. All we do is tell you the equivalent of “Santa is real.” Is that really so bad? Those of you who are smart probably realize it’s just for your own good.

    But with that said, I can predict situations in which you might want to beat a sociopath at his own game. What next? Well, as mentioned in earlier posts, one of the sociopath’s main tools is mimicking human emotions. How do they know what to mimic? By watching you. How do you trick them? By feeding them false information. A sociopath’s ability to act normal is only as good as the information he has available to him about what you expect. When you feed him false information, it ends up like one of those dry British farces where misunderstandings and confusions abound. But you’re not confused because you know what’s going on. And then you’ve beat him. That’s all there is to it.

    Congratulations, you fought a sociopath — and won! Was it worth the effort? How about a nominal charge for a bestselling book of the same name?

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