“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” – John Lennon, before his murder by Mark David ChapmanHe appears to be gregarious and outgoing, full of confidence, strong, and knowledgeable.
Male or female, he makes you feel like you're the center of his universe.
On the job, in romance it seems that he will do anything for you. He will do anything you ask, and tells you everything you want to hear.
His apparent caring and concern for yours and others well-being knows no bounds. He seems to be the kindest man you have ever met.
He tells you in great detail how he has suffered, and risen above his suffering, struggled to get on with his life despite his past victimization by evil people, and how he dealt with those people. He brags about the terrible things he has had to do to defend and protect his honor, his integrity, his family and friends, and how he had no choice. They deserved what he did to them, they were evil.
He's the epitome of the bad boy doing good.
You're heart goes out to him and you want to help him ... poor soul.
His perfect wife stands by her man. She is quieter, let's him have the floor, but on a one to one, she is aggressive, almost hysterical in her defense of him. She idealizes him, idolizes him.
At work, if you're below him on the food chain, he helps you rise up the ladder, and covers your butt, and will expect you to cover his in return. If you're above him on the food chain, he keeps you informed of everything that's going on, offers suggestions and advice, and appears to contribute to the business. You cover for him because he's such a good guy.
He appears to be invincible ... he can do no wrong ... .
He tells you how important truth, morality, and ethics is to him ... he emphasizes this asset repeatedly. "What you see is what you get!" is his catch phrase. He wins prizes and awards for Honesty and Integrity.
His perfection knows no bounds, despite his apparent humility.
How did you get so lucky as to have this man in your life? He seems almost too good to be true.
He has a strange almost piercing stare.
He misinterprets everything as an attack. He assumes that everyone is out to get him and he has to get them first.
He takes other peoples ideas and presents them as his own because he is incapable of imagination and creativity.
He constantly makes contradictory statements. He lies about everything and everyone. He wins people's trust then manipulates and plays them against each other.
His patrons and puppets are constantly covering for him. He's just not that good at his job.
He's involved with several different women, all of whom seem to choose to be unaware of his other relationships. He is incapable of human emotions such as love or affection.
All relationships whether they be charitable, personal, professional and organizational exist solely for the purpose of being exploited and to establish an otherwise undeserved positive reputation. He extends favors and "helps" people for this purpose alone and expects the favor to be returned 10-fold, on demand, and whether it involves criminal acts or not.
All people in his circle must be malleable and under his control. He will not allow relationships to develop among them unless the relationships benefit him. When they no longer benefit him he moves in to destroy them.
Everything is about appearance, and deception. Creating the appearance that he is an emotional, caring man by mimicking those who are not psychopaths. Creating the appearance that he is competent and making a contribution by stealing other people's ideas. Scratch the surface, and it's all a carefully crafted illusion.
Everything that goes wrong is his Targets' fault. He will accuse his Targets of doing the very things that he is doing to them. He is incapable of showing maturity and taking responsibility for his actions.
Those who cannot be manipulated, exploited ... that is, those who see through his shady exterior, are, in his mind, enemies, and therefore his Targets.
Those who stand in the way of him accomplishing some task (he is incapable of looking to the future and establishing long term goals) are his enemies, and therefore his Targets.
Actions, that he interprets as harmful to him (innocent or not) result in his Retribution.
He will go to extreme and unimaginable (for the normal human being) lengths to destroy his Targets and anyone who defends them.
He lives to see the Target suffer and takes sadistic pleasure in watching the suffering. He is incapable of feeling empathy and compassion, of putting himself in someone else's shoes.
He will never act alone because he is a coward. He will manipulate and recruit his social circle on the basis of lies and his alleged victimhood. He needs others so that he can hide behind them and have them engage his targets on his behalf.
If he is wealthy, he will bribe the corrupt, mentally ill and greedy to participate. If he isn't wealthy he'll recruit the mentally ill, unethical or corrupt amongst his social circle.
If he's exposed, he'll shift the blame to his recruits.
All problems are resolved by destroying the Target, in short, he is a predator and the Target is his prey. He is incapable of negotiating solutions.
If all else fails, those who are his Targets, who see his real face, understand who and what he is, will be accused of being mentally unstable.
Colonel Russell Williams, a man placed in charged of Canada's largest military base and top secret military base in the Middle East.
Steve Raucci, a man placed in charge of the entire Schenectady, New York, School Board Maintenance Department
If we are serious about wanting to maintain a corruption free, democratic society, is it really a good idea to put psychopaths like these in charge of anything????