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Hard to See Him for What He is – Even Psychologists Are Fooled

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“Victims are harmed psychologically, emotionally, physically, financially, and socially.  The devastation can be far reaching.”

“A psychologist, in writing a psychopath’s evaluation described, how difficult it is to comprehend and reconcile the reality of the psychopath with his positive persona.”

 

“It is rare that victims actually recognize what is happening to them until it is too late.  Because of this, many victims never fully understand the full complexity of the situation.  Frequently, they are so entangled in the web of confusion the psychopath has managed to spin, that seeing the psychopath for what he or she is, rather than how he or she portrays himself, may be quite difficult.”

“It is not unusual for the victims of psychopaths to question their sanity and self worth.  This is often exacerbated by the psychopathic individual looking the victim in the eye and denying that events they both experienced together happened.”

“It is likely that the psychopath has spent so much time manipulating the victim’s reality that the victim cannot always distinguish fact from fiction.”

“The psychologist reported that, following an evaluation of a parent with psychopathic features, she had had difficulty reconciling the positive persona superficially presented by the psychopath with the contradictory facts she had gathered during the forensic evaluation.”

From http://aftermath-surviving-psychopathy.org/index.php/2011/02/24/the-aftermath-of-psychopathy-as-experienced-by-romantic-partners-family-members-and-other-victims/

 

Hiding Real Identity to Lure Prey

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Written by Linda

"Many psychopaths are predators who very skillfully fool others by hiding their true identity in order to lure prey. Victims are manipulated and often left doubting their own sanity and reality. Once the victim is emotionally attached, the psychopath may stop acting, and show his or her true nature. This often leaves victims feeling very lost or confused."

From: http://bit.ly/13y8X4y

Affinity fraud: do psychopaths target specific groups of people?

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Written by Linda on 19 December 2011

"Individuals with psychopathic traits are often attracted to affinity groups – religious, political or social groups of people who share common values, beliefs or interests.  The collective trust that members of these groups have in one another and their common belief system provides a perfect cover for the person with psychopathy.  The psychopath has an ability to accurately mimic the group’s beliefs or values while in the presence of its members.  As a result, trust is easily gained and the true motives of the psychopath are less likely to be discovered.

Their true motives may include, but are not limited to, financial support (including investment fraud), establishing personal credibility, access to vulnerable individuals who can meet their sexual needs, power and control in volunteer or paid leadership roles, or whatever may meet their needs at the present time.  Those who are most adept at perpetrating affinity fraud are psychopaths who gain entry into the group by developing an acquaintance with a member who then introduces the psychopath as “one of us.”  The result is a “fox in the henhouse.”

From http://aftermath-surviving-psychopathy.org/index.php/2011/12/19/affinity-fraud-do-psychopaths-target-specific-groups-of-people/

Protection from Psychopaths

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"Understand Their Goals – What They Want and Don't Let Them Win – Power, control, superiority; they seek to hurt, humiliate & subjugate.

Don't Give Them Satisfaction – showing hurt, pain, distress just feeds their sickness. They want to hurt you, the more hysterical you get, the more they enjoy it. Reacting reinforces their drive to do more. Be unemotional and factual."

From: http://www.happinessandevil.com/protection-from-psychopaths.html