Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sociopathic Characteristics - Is Your Cyberpath One?

  • Jekyll & Hyde personality
  • Always charming and beguilingly plausible, especially to those who are capable of protecting or enhancing the sociopath’s position
  • Excels at deception (this must never be underestimated, but always is)
  • Excels at evasion of accountability
  • Is extremely and successfully manipulative of people’s perceptions and emotions (eg guilt and anger)
  • Silver-tongued, has an extreme verbal facility and can outwit anybody (including lawyers, police & therapists) in verbal conflict
  • Is adept at offering weak and inadequate people the positions of power, control, security, influence or respect that they crave but who lack the necessary competencies to achieve - such people are unaware that their consequent dependence on the sociopath makes them permanent manipulatees, pawns and expendable agents of helping the sociopath with his/her harassment
  • Identifies those essential to the sociopath’s survival and manipulates their perceptions of them by making them feel special and thus obligated to reciprocate with support and protection
  • Manipulates others into making fools of themselves in situations where they cannot back down or from which they cannot withdraw - these people become increasingly susceptible to further manipulation and are then trapped as pawns in the sociopath’s game
  • Is likely to be surrounded by people who, having been subjected to control, manipulation and punishment by the sociopath, look wretched and who start to exhibit behavior best described as disordered, dysfunctional, sullen, aggressive, defensive, hostile, retaliatory, counterproductive or cult-like and for whom disbelief, disavowal and denial are instinctive responses
  • Creates an environment where levels of denial are so great that those involved are oblivious of the foolishness and self-evident absurdity of their denials when presented with the facts, with the result that non-involved observers are led to question whether such levels of denial merit psychiatric intervention
  • Is contemptuous of disrepute to their organization and of collateral damage and of the destructive consequences for all direct and indirect parties
  • Is always surrounded by and leaves behind a trail of dysfunctional organizations, destroyed businesses, ruined careers, stress breakdowns and unexplained suicides despite a trail of devastation to individuals, organizations, families and communities. The actions of a socialized psychopath may go undetected or unrecognized for years
  • A history of conducting frivolous, vexatious and malicious legal actions and threats, especially (but not exclusively) against anyone who can recognize the sociopath for what he is
  • Only after the sociopath is exposed and relieved of position, or they move on, can the full depth of their destructive behavior be fathomed and the consequences calculated
  • Is skilled at identifying, undermining, discrediting, neutralizing and destroying anyone who can see through the sociopath’s mask of sanity at all times
  • Restricts the actions and rights of others (especially those holding the sociopath accountable) whilst aggressively protecting his or her right to do anything without being hampered by social norms or legal requirements
  • Pursues endless vindictive vendettas against anyone perceived as a threat or who attempts, knowingly or unknowingly, to identify or reveal or expose the sociopath, or who makes efforts to hold the sociopath accountable
  • Is adept at appropriating rules, regulations, procedures and law to manipulate, control and punish accusers regardless of relevance, logic, facts or consequences persists in and pursues vindictive vendettas using self-evidently false evidence or information, even after this is brought to the attention of the sociopath will often manipulate minor bullies of the Wannabe type (who on their own might or would not merit the label ’serial bully’) into acting as agents of harassment and as unwitting or unwilling conductors/ proxies of vendettas
  • Is adept at placing people in situations where the sociopath can tap into each person’s instinctive urge to retaliate in order to use them as his or her instruments or agents of harassment
  • Gains gratification from provoking others into engaging in adversarial conflict
  • Once conflict has been initiated, the sociopath gains increased gratification by exploiting human beings’ instinctive need to retaliate - this is achieved by encouraging and escalating peoples’ adversarial conflicts into mutually assured destruction, revels in the gratification gained from seeing or causing other people’s distress
  • When faced with accountability or unwelcome attention which might lead to others discerning the sociopath’s true nature, responds with repeated and escalating attempts to control, manipulate and punish
  • Is adept at reflecting all accusations and attempts at accountability back onto their accusers
  • Is adept at creating conflict between those who would otherwise pool negative information about the sociopath (eg ‘keeping victims apart’ so there is comparison or sharing of activities or statements made by the sociopath)
  • Has no limits on his or her vindictiveness
  • The need to control, manipulate and punish develops into an obsession with many of the hallmarks of an addiction
  • Is skilled at mimicry and can plausibly and spontaneously regurgitate all the latest emotional jargon
  • Exhibits minimal professional skill level and competency
  • Exploits his or her intelligence to excel at talentless mediocrity
  • Is always identifying the behaviors and strategies to which other people respond with the desired effect
  • Is able to anticipate and credibly say what people want to hear
  • Is easily able to win people over before betraying them or deceiving them or ripping them off
  • Easily manipulates and hypnotizes a vulnerable or emotionally needy person to be their spokesperson or agent of aggression
  • Exploits anyone who has a vulnerability
  • Is pushy and extremely persuasive
  • Is sexually inadequate and sexually abusive (and often sexually & porn addicted)
  • Is likely to protect anyone accused of or suspected of sexually abusive activity, and will frustrate or obstruct investigations into that person
  • May be associating with, or actively involved in, sexually abusive activity
  • Has no emotions, no emotional processing capability and no ability to understand other’s emotions
  • Is incapable of understanding, initiating or sustaining intimacy
  • The male sociopath has often convinced a string of women to feel they are in love with him and despite being treated abominably they blindly continue to be loyal to him and minister willingly to his every demand
  • May start projects or relationships with apparent enthusiasm and energy but quickly loses interest
  • Frequently takes unnecessary and miscalculated risks but takes no account of consequences
  • Is reckless and untrustworthy with money
  • Is likely to have committed or be committing criminal or near-criminal offenses, eg fraud, deception
  • Is likely to have committed or be committing breaches of harassment and discrimination law, employment law, etc disregards rules, regulations, Health and Safety requirements, professional standards, codes of conduct and legal requirements, etc
  • Cannot comprehend the deeper semantic meaning of language and is thus unable to understand or appreciate metaphor, hyperbole, irony, satire etc - while trumpeting they are “good at” same (these elicit either zero response or a hostile response)
  • Likes, seeks, enjoys and relies on procedure, ritual and ritualistic practices through arrogant overconfidence takes increasingly risky chances and eventually overplays their hand or makes a mistake which leads to the sociopath revealing him or herself
  • Exhibits parasitical behavior, takes everything and gives nothing grabs headline credit for minimal, flukey or other peoples’ success whilst surviving off the backs of manipulatees who are exclusively blamed for all failures
  • Rarely blinks, may have stary scary eyes that cut right through you, or may avoid eye contact completely (the 'sociopathic stare' that many mistake for romantic intensity)
  • Is callous, cold and calculating
  • Is devious, clever and cunning
  • Is ruthless in the extreme regards people as objects and playthings to be discarded when surplus or inconvenient to requirements
  • Displays zero empathy completely without conscience, remorse and guilt
  • Malicious and evil
* Found at F.A.C.T.net Forums.

REMEMBER - EOPC are not doctors, lawyers, police or mental health professionals. We cannot diagnose, we can merely offer an opinion or suggestion. -- Sociopaths/ psychopaths RARELY go to be diagnosed or admit what they are! We present this as part of our ongoing psychopathy/ sociopathy education efforts and to help victims and others see exactly 'WHAT' they may be dealing with.


Anonymous said...

I have lived this nightmare for years and am finally free of it. I am a firm believer of what goes around comes around. Unfortunately it is waiting for that time to come. I feel totally bewildered as to how anyone can do this to another person. I have been lied to, treated like and idiot and blamed for all the problems. I even doubted myself for a while. It now makes me angry that he still holds the noose around my neck as people close to both of us choose not to believe me and that is very hurtful and in reality in enables him to keep doing what he does best. Be a manipulator

Anonymous said...

I'm currently being harassed by this type of person it gets to you but wont drag me down my family have been stalked my sister/father threatened with rape slander regarding theft the person has phoned my work etc then the person plays the victim manipulating others to its own level