Dr. Ramani Durvasula, psychologist and author, discusses the differences between Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists.
Video is courtesy of the MedCircle YouTube Channel.
The Steve Stephens video has him talking about himself. He speaks of killing 13 people and hunting for the 14th victim. It’s all about him.
Zero empathy for anyone.
Zero remorse for what he has done and will do.
These videos are a rare view of a reactive Psychopath. Never forget that the Spectrum of Disorders run from Normal Narcissism (yes a small amount of Narcissism is normal) to Malignant Narcissist to Killer Psychopath. If someone is already towards the malignant end of the spectrum, it would not take much to trigger them to become physically abusive.
Never dare a Disordered Individual to hit you, because they may not know how to stop once they start beating you. Much like Steve Stephens knew exactly what he was doing when he was out hunting for total strangers to kill. He was unable to stop, once he got himself started.
The following video is of a very long rant by the Psychopath Steve Stephens. It’s all about him. It’s not his fault. It his ex-girlfriend’s fault and his Mother’s fault. He justifies his action in a telephone conversation saying that he did what he did because has anger and frustration. He states that he killed 13 people and does so without any emotion. ZERO EMPATHY for anyone.
Video is courtesy of the GloomyHouse YouTube channel
UPDATE: The orginal video of the Murder had been taken dpown by YouTube. The new video above shows the moments just prior to the disordered individual pulling the trigger.
Rhonda Freeman, Ph.D. details the differences between Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Malignant Narcissism, and Psychopathy. There are great similarities and also major differences. It’s a spectrum of disorders.
Video is courtesy of the Rhonda Freeman, PhD YouTube channel
Click on this link to visit Rhonda Freeman’s facebook page called Neuroinstincts.
Video is courtesy of the Daily Star YouTube channel
An adult can escape from an abusive relationship. A three year child cannot.
While her mother slept in a hotel room, her Step Father took the little three year down to the hotel swimming pool. He then proceeded to in effect torture the three year old, by repeatedly throwing her into the pool. She could “not swim”. In another scene he has entered the pool and is shown, in security camera video, to be holding the child underwater while calmly watching the child struggle.
Someone does not do something this cruel out of the blue. It is my opinion that this guy has had practice. Possibly starting with torturing and killing small animals in his youth.
No feeling for the suffering of the child. It’s possible that he may have enjoyed watching her struggle for her life. Other hotel guests left the pool when this started.
In my opinion the video shows the stark reality of a Psychopath. It’s not often that such actions are captured on video.
This happened about 1 year ago. He just got convicted.
There are more videos on YouTube. There is also another video of a Father trying to drown his two year old daughter. This in my opinion may be related to Narcissists being Misogynists. Both of these guys are very disordered (to put it kindly). Misogyny may also extend to Psychopaths, not just to Narcissists and they take their hatred of women out on their daughters and stepdaughters. Click on this link to view a prior post written by Dr. Sam Vaknin about Narcissists being “Misogynists and women haters”.
Had this child survived her ordeal, she would have been severely traumatized. This would have damaged an innocent child for her entire life. Had she not drowned, I believe that the abuse would have continued and escalated.
Folks please be very careful with whom you get into a relationship with, especially if you have a child.
Logical Inconsistency is an important Red Flag of Psychopaths.
Video is courtesy of the BA Recovery YouTube channel
This lady is an uncommon resource. Lots of people try and inform others about Cluster-B Disordered Individuals. So does she, but she has the “Training” and “2 University Degrees” to back up her words.
Click on this Link to visit her Blog Called Brave Recovery. Her Blog I believe will become an awesome resource much like her YouTube channel already is.
UPDATE – OCT 31 2016
– just learned that she moved the blog from Tumblr to WIX. I have changed the link above to link her new WIX blog.
There was a paper recently published in the Peer Reviewed Scientific Journal called Futures, in the April–May 2016 issue (on pages 34–46). The paper was titled “Hunting humans: A future for tourism in 2200“. The author of that paper was Daniel William Mackenzie Wright, who is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.
Hunting Humans is something which I believe Narcissists already do. Not to kill, but to secure sources of Narcissistic Supply. For example, Empaths and Codependents are sought out (ie hunted for) and targeted. You do not have to wait for the year 2200 to have Humans hunting other Humans.
Death as a sport is also not something new. The Romans did something similar eons ago, with their Gladiator battles. My two cents worth regarding this: is that something very large is hard to turn around. You can’t turn an ocean liner on a dime. Same goes for humanity. I am of the opinion that there has been an explosion in the number of Disordered individuals, be they Narcissists or Sociopaths or Psychopaths.
There is a saying in Investing Circles that “A Trend is your Friend“. Get on board when a stock is rising and the odds are that it could climb higher. Lets assume that I am correct and that there is a growing trend to having society filled with Disordered Individuals. Trends keep going. The Scientific Paper about Hunting Humans as a Tourist Attraction “could” become a sick reality by the year 2200. Psychopaths would have a field day.
The paper presented the following question: “In what circumstance is it acceptable for one human being, for entertainment or leisure, (to) watch or even pay to see the death of another human being?“. It would be interesting to have said question presented to Psychopaths and to hear their answers. They just might answer back with a question “When is it “not” acceptable?” along with the look of dismay on their face, because to them it is always acceptable (and pleasurable). Not acceptable behaviour is a concept generally foreign to Psychopaths, who set their own standards of behaviour. If it suits them, they do it.
The following line was from the Abstract of the article: “Death as entertainment by form of detachment (emotionally and physically) will further influence the future fun aspect of hunting humans.“. The author used the words “fun aspect of hunting humans“. Makes me wonder how much “fun” the author would have, should he be the one being hunted. This article was not something out of say the National Enquirer. The article was in a Peer Reviewed “Scientific Journal”.
Those who physically abuse others, are emotionally detached from the person that they are abusing. Brain Scans of Psychopaths seem to indicate that the Pleasure Centers of a Psychopath’s Brain are turned on when they view images and videos of people being physically hurt and or killed. Psychopaths are wired to gain pleasure from hurting, torturing and killing a human being or animal. Psychopaths may lack a Conscience. Hunting Humans for sport, while on a vacation, is something that could draw lots of Psychopaths.
Being an Empath can open the door to Living Hell, for the Empath and those close to them.
The video is about the Tragic Life of an Empath, who was targeted by a Narcissist, Sociopath and Psychopaths.
Her Narcissistic Ex Husband, shot the Empath multiple times at close range. The Narcissist Ex shot himself in the head and died.
The Empath survived the shooting and took almost a decade to recover. A blood transfusion given during her ordeal was tainted with Hepatitis C. This Empath could not catch a break.
Then a Sociopath and Psychopaths targeted her and her new husband. The Empath and her new Husband end up being buried alive together, by the Psychopaths.
Video courtesy of the Couples Who Kill YouTube channel
A Psychopath Serial Killer, who killed at least three women, has a Defense “Team”. Sadly the three women who Micheal Madison had strangled were not provided the same luxury. The amount of money being spent on this Psychopathic killer’s Defense “Team” could have enabled Cleveland to hire more Police Officers.
His Defense Team argued that Michael Madison should not get the Death Sentence because he did not kill the three women with “precision and calculation” (as per the news article). The Psychopath strangled three women. Is there a magical formula to strangle someone with “Precision”? Some Lawyer had the audacity to use such an argument.
MRI Brain Scans of Psychopaths are helping in the Understanding of Psychopathy. Dr. Robin Kelly describes what Brain Scan research is showing us about the brains of Disordered individuals and giving disturbing insights into Psychopathy. Note that the findings also apply to other Cluster-B disordered Individuals such as Narcissist and Sociopaths.
Goodbye Psychopaths. 4. The Psychopath’s Brain in a Nutshell. Dr Robin Kelly.
Video is courtesy of the Robin Kelly YouTube channel
Dr. Allan Schore discusses “Attachment trauma and the effects of neglect and abuse on the brain“.
The development of severe Psychopathologies occurs during right Brain development, during very early childhood. Attachment Trauma and Abandonment Trauma are all stored in the right hemisphere of the Brain, even before the left hemisphere starts to develop.
That is why Brain Scans of Narcissists, Borderlines and Psychopaths show differences from the general population. Because of Attachment Trauma and Abandonment Trauma, the brains of those with Severe Psychopathologies are unable to to wire themselves normally. It is not nature. It is nurture and the severe lack of nurture which plays a major role in creating those with severe Personality Disorders.
Video is courtesy of the PsychAlive YouTube channel
How extreme Neglect and then Abuse changed a child. A child needs to form Attachment with their Mother. Look into Mary Ainsworth’s research into Child Attachment Theory.
Abandonment issues during early childhood are common among Narcissists. This video lends credence that Human Monsters are created by the parents and or caregivers of the very young child.
This young child lost her Mother when she was only 1 year old. She and her younger brother were severely neglected, likely from birth. After her Mother died, Beth was abused by her Father.
The abused kids were taken by Child Welfare. They were adopted to a young Husband and wife, who could not have kids of their own.
The Therapist sessions with Beth were video taped. They are horrific to watch. No conscience. A child turned into a Monster, who would kill her brother and adopted parents if given an opportunity. Beth is the result of extreme Childhood Abandonment Trauma and abuse.
Such a young child who wanted to and did hurt her Brother, Pets and young wild birds in a nest. In one scene the Child speaks about hiding sharp knives, to be used to kill her brother and parents.
She calmly spoke of bashing her younger brother’s head against a cement floor. She plainly states that she wanted to kill him. She spoke of deliberately hurting her brother and killing birds and sticking pins in the pets at home. She did so without any empathy, feeling or remorse. It was all cold, without feeling and just a matter of fact.
Watch Beth’s eyes and facial expressions, while she speaks with the Therapist.
Video is courtesy of the lifechariot YouTube channel
The following is quoted from the lifechariot YouTube channel page with the above video:
“Video-taped sessions of her therapy, which includes emotionless confessions, convey the subjective reality of a young girl. This sits alongside objective interview footage of her adopted parents explaining what happened, and the care professional who specializes in treating children with serious attachment disorders. At the end, Beth emerges as a young girl who can feel genuine emotions, and take comfort in others.”
I hope that Beth continues to get help from Healthcare Professionals. It is shocking to see how severe Neglect and Abuse of a child, can turn that child into a cold heartless Monster. It was never the Child’s fault, yet that child will continue to pay the price of said neglect and abuse each day of his or her life. It is not “Nature” which is at fault. It is “Nurture”, or rather the extreme lack of Nurture. Eye opening video. In the future, I will post about Mary Ainsworth’s research into Child Attachment Theory.
I also hope that the child in this video, can fully recover her lost Humanity.
Are All Mental Illnesses Related?
David Kessler’s explanation of “Capture” could explain the formation and basis of Narcissism.
Who is David Kessler? He is the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
His argument is that the process he refers to as “Capture”, is the “common mechanism” for all forms of Mental Illness and that it is based on the hard Wiring of the Brain and not on Chemical Imbalances.
David Kessler‘s view about “Capture“,correlates well with MRI Brain Scans of Narcissists and Psychopaths. Those Brain Scans show that their Brains react and process information differently than the general population.
Empathy lights up specific ares of a “more normal” Brain. Such does not happen with individuals with Cluster-B disorders. I have read that Brain Scans of Psychopaths indicate that areas of their Brains related to enjoyment light up when they view scenes of people being physically hurt or mutilated. Such never happens in the general population.
Because of specific hard wiring changes in the brains of say Narcissists, they in turn focus on selective stimuli – looking for and feeding off of Narcissistic Supply. The MRI Brains Scans also address why lack of empathy is a major Narcissistic trait and that it is directly tied to the way their Brain works.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/477918/ Video is courtesy of The Atlantic
There was also a radio interview with David Kessler on the Diane Rehm Show. In that interview, David goes into more fascinating detail about the idea of the process he called “Capture”.
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Video is courtesy of the DNews YouTube channel
UBC psychology professor Michael Woodworth
If you have to negotiate business with a narcissist or psychopath, you’re better off doing it on Facebook, research from UBC Okanagan shows.
In one of the first studies of its kind, UBC researchers found that traditionally successful manipulators who are classified as being part of the Dark Triad (DT)—people with narcissistic, psychopathic or Machiavellian tendencies—don’t send very compelling online messages.
“The results of this study are pretty clear—once you remove non-verbal cues such as body language from the equation, the ability to smoke out narcissists and psychopaths becomes easier,” says UBC psychology professor Michael Woodworth. “We can also conclude that it is very likely that the qualities that allow these people to successfully charm, manipulate, intimidate or exploit others appear to require a live, in-person audience.”
The study, titled “The Dark Side of Negotiation”, was conducted between October 2013 and February 2014 and included more than 200 Canadian university students, a proportion of whom were identified as having various qualities on the DT spectrum.
After being randomly assigned to either a face-to-face or computer-mediated contact group, the students were asked to negotiate for concert tickets, either as a buyer or a seller, with the ultimate goal of achieving maximum financial benefit for themselves.
Consistent with other studies, Woodworth’s research concluded that those who ranked higher on the DT spectrum were more successful in face-to-face negotiations than they were online. Surprisingly, the research also concluded that higher-ranking DT participants were 12.5 percent less successful in online negotiations than those ranking lower on the spectrum.
Students’ placement on the spectrum varied depending on individual characteristics and attributes.
Each of the three parts of the DT has distinct traits. Psychopaths tend to lack empathy and be anti-social. Narcissists lean toward grandiosity and self-adoration. People with Machiavellian qualities are goal-oriented, calculated manipulators.
“While there has long been a fascination with DT personalities and how they can impact ‘ordinary’ people, little has been studied as to how these people behave online,” says Woodworth.
“What this research tells us is that if you want to be confident in your ability not be taken in by these types of known manipulators, you’re probably better off dealing with them online.”
Working with Woodworth on the project were honours student Lisa Crossley, graduate student Pamela Black and UBC Professor Emeritus Bob Hare. The study was published this month in the journal of Personality and Individual Differences.
Woodworth and Crossley are now conducting similar DT research involving deception.
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