Thursday, June 30, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Female Psychopaths - Aggressive Devaluation

“Psychopaths must aggressively devalue others in real life to shore up their idealized identification of the self as Predator” (Meloy, The Mark of Cain 12). “The specter of deflation haunts the edges of their psyches … Therefore, psychopaths act on others to derogate, devalue, dismiss, and, in some cases, destroy … ”(Meloy, The Mark of Cain 12-13).
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Female Psychopaths - Sociopathic Charisma

“…Additional documented characteristics of sociopaths as a group. One of the more frequently observed of these traits is a glib and superficial charm that allows the true sociopath to seduce other people, figuratively or literally – a kind of glow or charisma that, initially, can make the sociopath seem more charming or more interesting than most of the normal people around him. He or she is more spontaneous, or more intense, or somehow more ‘complex,’ or sexier, or more entertaining than everyone else. Sometimes this ‘sociopathic charisma’ is accompanied by a grandiose sense of self-worth that may be compelling at first, but upon closer inspection may seem odd or perhaps laughable.”  Stout, Martha. The Sociopath Next Door. 6-7.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Female Psychopaths - Repetitive Devaluation of Others

"Some of the psychodynamics of the psychopath bring us closer to his evil, or his wish to destroy goodness.  Psychopaths are aggressively narcissistic, and this aspect of their character pathology is often behaviorally expressed in their repetitive devaluation of others ... ."
         --J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D.,  in The Mark of Cain

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Female Psychopaths - The Annihilatory Stare

 “The psychopathic individual is able to unconsciously project an annihilatory stare that is intuitively felt by others.”

      - Meloy, J. Reid. The Psychopathic Mind: Origins, Dynamics and Treatment. Northvale, NJ:       Jason Aronson, Inc. 2002. 74. Print.
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Female Psychopaths - Destruction and Pain, but Hope

"Whether male or female, relative to their small numbers, psychopaths create a disproportionate amount of destruction and pain. A trail of victims can always be discovered in their wake. Both layfolk and professionals are ill-equipped to cope with these individuals. Fortunately, science has provided us with the means for better protecting ourselves. We are now able to identify the psychopath. It is a start."
            -- Carl B. Gacono, Ph.D., ABAP, from the Foreword of Born to Destroy by Winifred Rule

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