More than one friend sent me this article from the May 13, 2013 issue of Psychology Today. It may be shocking to many, but to those of us whose lives were once shattered by sociopaths, it’s all too familiar.
The article was written by “M.E. Thomas” who claims to be a BYU-educated (and successful) law professor and Sunday school teacher who is “quite charming and has a host of family and friends.” I wonder about that. At least she admits how much she lies. In the beginning of the article, she claims she wasn’t the victim of child abuse, but later in the article describes being the middle child in a family with a violent father.
She writes, “The first recurring dream I can remember was about killing him with my bare hands.” She admits living a life of lies and wanting to destroy lives. “I like to imagine that I have ‘ruined people’ or seduced someone to the point of being irreparably mine,” she writes.
This reminds me of what my sociopath/psychopath (which I will refer to as “S-path C”) did to a true, kind, gentle, sincere male believer who also happened to be an attorney. S-path C had to win him, learn everything about him – all his secrets, and make the man fall in love with him. “I own him now, mind body, and soul!” S-path C boasted proudly on his blog.
S-path C always dreamed of being an attorney, but he just didn’t have the discipline to make it in the real world. He falsely posed as an attorney online, and represented himself in a couple of his countless stints in court. So getting an attorney as a believer – one he could dominate and use as puppet, then destroy – this was S-path C’s dream! Poor poor Mr. V.
The next step from S-path C was to get Mr. V’s power of attorney over everything. He then used his prophet power to convince the man to put his credit on the line for him as a test of faith. He destroyed his credit and his marriage, made him choose between eternal life and a relationship with his children, then used his undue influence to spiritually-blackmail him into doing ethically gray things that might ruin his career. The prophet got involved in this man’s physical life, got him to temporarily marry a woman he didn’t know, played with his heart, mind and soul like the man was just a pawn to be used, then thrown away. When this sweet man became sick, a female friend tended him and saw the paperwork that incriminated the same sociopath who played with my life.
But s-paths always have to win. At any cost. And lying is what they are good at. So S-path C, posing as a prophet, went after all of them, Mr. V’s children and female friend included, with a cruel and vindictive smear campaign that broadcast juicy private, sensitive information intermingled with outright lies. Or maybe it was ALL lies. Nonetheless, it sent a message to the rest of his fearful followers:
If you cross me or try to expose me, you will live to regret it. Just like Mr. V.
Most people have no idea that people who come across so wonderful can actually be capable of such cruelty, nor do they realize how life shattering this is – until they or someone they know lived through it.
The author of the article, M.E. Thomas, a self-proclaimed active Mormon, proceeds to explain how she enjoyed setting up love triangles that would she knew would ruin a couple people. This type of stuff is just plain fun to the s-path. They can’t feel anything anyway – they might as well amuse themselves by wielding power in the lives of others in a way that their superiority had to be acknowledged.
Read on if you care, but prepare to be disturbed to learned how many people are like her in the world. And take caution…
By the way, thank you for your personal comments and messages to me. It’s nice to know that my findings & writings are helping people. Take care.