Friday, October 6, 2017

Ferreting out a Psychopath

Often people ask me whether someone they know might be a psychopath, or they may describe certain characteristics and insist someone they know is a psychopath.  My answer is always the same:

"It is very difficult to tell if someone is truly a psychopath.  To be a true clinical psychopath, the person must display an array of well-defined psychopathic characteristics across all aspects of his or her life, personal, social, and business ... and display those traits throughout their entire lives.  To tell if someone is a psychopath requires a comprehensive review of their background, interviews with people who have known them, and ultimately, if possible, an interview with the person conducted by a skilled practitioner specially trained to notice psychopathic characteristics."

While it can be hard to make an actual diagnosis, there are clues to put you on guard ... they all display breathtaking unemotionality and callousness ... they are cunning, shrewd, and prone to boast and exaggerate.  Psychopathic females often employ histrionics and extreme emotionality, going ballistic or gushing. 

For more information, see my website at winisbooks.com or my blog https://thepsychopathicfemale.blogspot.com/.  I was a victim of two female psychopaths.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Clues a Psychopath may be near!

When I do sessions about how to spot a psychopath, I provide some clues that may hint that a psychopath is in your midst.  Here are a few:

Beware of someone telling you "this is confidential."  This can be a trick a psychopath uses to pit one person against another. It can also be a psychopath's way to sidle up to you to make you think how special you are that they are giving you this information.

A psychopath's version of "what happened" is often full of inconsistencies, lies and distortions. Confusion can be a sign of a psychopath's presence in a situation.

Psychopaths like to flatter.  Beware of excessive flatteries ... it can be their tool to build your confidence in them, while they are preparing to exploit you for their own gain.

For more information ... see Born to Destroy at www.winisbooks.com

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Female Psychopaths - Radio Podcast featuring Winifred Rule

Listen to Winifred Rule talking about the Female Psychopath as broadcast on September 4, 2017 on Real Revolution Radio.  Links to the podcast are listed below.  Enjoy!
 
The Hal Steinhart Show on the Real Revolution Radio Network 2.0:
The Hal Steinhart Show with Special Guest Winifred Rule (Youtube):
The Hal Steinhart Show with Special Guest Winifred Rule (Spreaker):

Monday, August 28, 2017

Psychopathy Prevalence Venn Diagram


This Venn diagram developed by Dr. Robert D. Hare, a major psychopathy researcher, shows how psychopathy relates to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) and mental illness in the general population.  Rough estimates by psychopathy researcher put the prevalence of psychopathy at around 1% of the population.  There are no unique statistics for the prevalence of psychopathy among females, but there is no reason to believe it is any different, perhaps it may even be greater since the statistics are extrapolated from prevalence in the prison population, and many believe that female psychopaths are underrepresented there because they can often be less violent.

For more information ... see Born to Destroy at www.winisbooks.com

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Reading - Happy & Safe 4th!

A happy and safe 4th of July to everyone!!! Please drive safely! When a person gives you a vulgar hand gesture on the road, ignore it. As one person told me when he received such a sign ..."Why they're telling me I'm # 1." Just remember, all of you are the best and #1.

Acccording to Dr. J. Reid Meloy, a foremost psychopathy researcher and Clinical Professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego: "It is my impression and fear, that psychopathy, and psychopathic disturbance, is a growing clinical and, therefore, sociocultural phenomenon."

So don't give in when baited!

For summer reading and to learn about the psychopath, remember to put Born to Destroy on your reading list. Available in paperback, Kindle or Nook versions at www.winisbooks.com .

Friday, June 23, 2017

FEMALE PSYCHOPATHS - What comes first?

Much recent research has focused on the relationship between the functioning of regions of the brain and the characteristics of psychopathy. In particular, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests differences in the subgenual cortex and paralimbic system between psychopaths and non-psychopaths. While preparing my book, Born to Destroy, I reached out to Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize Winner and Professor in the Department of Neuroscience of Columbia University. When asked the "chicken-or-the-egg" question of whether the differences were inborn, genetically determined, or the result of changes occurring from disuse, his simple answer was "No one knows!"

For more information ... see Born to Destroy at www.winisbooks.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A TRIBUTE TO GOLDEN GOLDMAN


Golden Goldman, a Facebook poster on many sites concerning psychopathy and narcissism, died March 23, 2017 at the age of 35.   His posts were always pithy, witty, and insightful. For those of you who would like to see Golden's Facebook site and remember him, just Facebook search his name Golden Goldman. He lived in Vancouver, Washington.

Perceptive, knowledgeable and highly intelligent, he was also kind and compassionate, seeking to help others while searching for answers like all of us.

His absence was noted after his postings ceased on March 18. His years were short, but he left behind his own unique mark that touched many of our lives.

This tribute to Golden Goldman is testimony that all of our lives are interconnected as we support each other in this journey of life.  We are all in this together, my friends.

O Lord, may perpetual light shine on our brother Golden, and may his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Female Psychopaths - All Psychopaths are Narcissists

All psychopaths are narcissists, but not all narcs are psychopaths. Psychopaths are a subgroup of narcissist, the most dangerous variant that exists. The extreme callous and and unemotional characteristics of the psychopath can be severely anti-social. They target others to benefit themselves and have absolutely no care for the consequences.

For more information ... see Born to Destroy at www.winisbooks.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Westhampton, NY Library Presentation - May 7 1:00 pm - Winifred Rule

Meet Winifred Rule and learn how to spot and protect yourself from a psychopath.  Sunday, May 7, 1:00 pm - Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, New York

Winifred Rule is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, and is author of Born to Destroy, the first instructional work on the female psychopath, based on her experiences and lessons learned from living with two psychopaths--her mother and her sister.  Her work has been featured in libraries and curriculums of major universities in the United States and abroad.  Most recently, Born to Destroy was accepted into the collections of Columbia University and the Leninka Library, Russia’s Library of Congress, to assist psychiatrists, researchers and lay people to better understand the impact of psychopaths in everyday life. Rule has received certification in using the principal diagnostic instrument for evaluating psychopathic characteristics (Dr. Robert D. Hare’s PCL-R) from the Darkstone Group, the only organization authorized to issue this certification in the world.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ohio Library Presentations are Big Success

I am pleased with the response to my library programs in on April 24 and 25 at Oberlin and Willoughby, Ohio, public libraries.  Two more presentations ... April 26 in Akron, April 27 in Lakewood, Ohio. Check the previous post for details.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

OHIO LIBRARY PRESENTATIONS - Winifred Rule


Meet Winifred Rule and learn how to spot and protect yourself from a psychopath.  Four library presentations from April 24 - 27 in northeast Ohio. No charge for admission.

Winifred Rule is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, and is author of Born to Destroy, the first instructional work on the female psychopath, based on her experiences and lessons learned from living with two psychopaths--her mother and her sister.  Her work has been featured in libraries and curriculums of major universities in the United States and abroad.  Most recently, Born to Destroy was accepted into the collections of Columbia University and the Leninka Library, Russia’s Library of Congress, to assist psychiatrists, researchers and lay people to better understand the impact of psychopaths in everyday life. Rule has received certification in using the principal diagnostic instrument for evaluating psychopathic characteristics (Dr. Robert D. Hare’s PCL-R) from the Darkstone Group, the only organization authorized to issue this certification in the world.


April 24 - Oberlin Public Library - 6:30 p.m.
https://oncampus.oberlin.edu/classifieds/2017/04/05/traits-of-a-psychopath-program-at-oberlin-public-library

April 25 - Willoughby Public Library - 6:30 p.m
http://welibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11584&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/04/07

April 26 - North Hill Branch Library, Akron - 6:30 p.m.
http://eventful.com/akron/events/protect-yourself-psychopath-/E0-001-101070854-3

April 27 - Lakewood Public Library - 7:00 p.m.
http://lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/programs/author-event-born-to-destroy-book-by-winifred-rule

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Female Psychopaths: Callous and Unemotional from Birth?

CALLOUS - UNEMOTIONAL traits are associated with being a psychopath.

One of the last times I saw my father alive, Dad shared a secret with me that he had never told anyone.  He expressed sadness about my older sister Dee, telling me that he could never get close to Dee from when she was a baby, no matter how hard he tried.  Dee remained callous and unemotional all of her life.  Dad died with that pain buried in his heart.

Children who display a callous and unemotional demeanor are at high risk of being a psychopath.

Please take a moment and stop by my newly designed website, www.winisbooks.com, for more information.  Also, Born to Destroy is available for sale on my website, where it can also be purchased in Kindle or Nook versions.

For more information ... www.winisbooks.com

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Female Psychopaths - Blind to What They Are

Psychopathy researchers have found that psychopaths do not recognize or acknowledge they have a character disorder.  In short, the psychopath does not believe he or she is a psychopath.  They do not see this disorder in themselves.  I saw this in my personal experience with my mother and sister who surpass the definition for clinical psychopaths.  When they learned of my book, Born to Destroy, my sister Dee left a message on my answering machine saying, "You are the psychopath!" Though I wrote under a pseudonym, my book is based on fact and is entirely true.  The psychopath has an uncanny way of turning around facts, making you guilty for doing to them what they have done to you!

Please take a moment and stop by my newly designed website, www.winisbooks.com, for more information.  Also, Born to Destroy is available for sale on my website, where it can also be purchased in Kindle or Nook versions.

For more information ... www.winisbooks.com

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Female Psychopaths - www.winisbooks.com new site

Come to the new www.winisbooks.com . See new photos of appearances.  Paperback, Kindle and Nook editions of Born to Destroy are now available. 

Female Psychopaths - Toddler Emotions

"Psychopaths live in a presocialized emotional world. Psychopaths possess an emotional range and depth similar to -- although not identical with -- those of a young toddler prior to sustained interaction with his peers. Emotions that are consciously felt include excitement, rage, boredom, envy, frustration, dysphoria, and shame.  ... The psychopath does not display feelings that necessitate a capacity for attachment. These emotions include anger, guilt, fear, depression, sympathy, empathy, remorse, gratitude, sadness, loneliness, and reciprocal joy -- a range of feelings that is broad, deep, and complex."       --J. Reid Meloy in The Mark of Cain

For more information ... www.winibooks.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Female Psychopaths - Moose vs. Psychopath



If you startle a moose, it might charge you, BUT if you remain with a psychopath, she will destroy you!


UPCOMING PSYCHOPATH TALKS by WINIFRED RULE, member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and author of Born to Destroy, no charge to attend, meet Winifred Rule:

HOW TO SPOT AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A PSYCHOPATH

Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL - Tuesday, February 14 - 4:00 p.m.

PAP Corps, Clubhouse, Venetian Isles, 8850 Venetian Isles Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL
Wednesday, February 15 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Winifred Rule at PapCorps, Boynton Beach, 10:30 am


Winifred Rule, Author of Born to Destroy

is featured speaker at

PAP Corps, 10:30 am – February 15, 2017

How to Spot and Protect Yourself from a Psychopath

LOCATION:  Clubhouse, Venetian Isles, 8850 Venetian Isles Boulevard, Boynton Beach

Winifred Rule at Delray Beach Library - 4:00 pm February 14


Winifred Rule, Author of Born to Destroy

is featured speaker at

Delray Beach Public Library, 4:00 p.m. – February 14, 2017

How to Spot and Protect Yourself from a Psychopath

LOCATION:  Delray Beach Public Library • 100 West Atlantic Avenue • Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Female Psychopaths - Antidote to toxic people


The perfect antidote to being with any type of toxic person!  Immerse in the grandness and infinity of
natural splendor!  The Grand Tetons in Wyoming at below zero temperatures can delight and warm the heart!  If you can experience first hand as I did last week, do so.  Otherwise, let the majesty of the photo envelop you!  Winifred Rule --- Author of Born to Destroy, first instructional book on the female psychopath, the story of life with a psychopathic mother and sister, winisbooks.com