Quotes from real life criminal psychopaths – PSYCHOPATHS IN FACT & FICTION


The Science of Preventing Dangerous Psychopathy

Clinically known as anti-social personality disorder in the DMS-V, some troublesome psychopathic traits include:

  • An egocentric identity
  • Absence of pro-social standards in goal-setting
  • Lack of empathy
  • Incapacity for mutually intimate relationships
  • Manipulativeness
  • Deceitfulness
  • Callousness
  • Irresponsibility, impulsivity and risk taking
  • Hostility

Although these characteristics may be unpleasant, not all psychopaths are dangerous or criminals, and not all dangerous criminals are psychopaths. Counter-intuitively there are pro-social psychopaths too. Nonetheless, some psychopaths do pose a genuine threat for the safety of others.


10 Famous Psychopaths From History That’ll Chill You To The Bone

Everyone is well aware of the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler. And many know that under Joseph Stalin’s leadership, the number of those killed via starvation and murder ranges from about 10 to 60 million.

Unfortunately, these tyrants aren’t the only ones who have taken history and left a nasty stain in its pages. Here are ten famous psychopaths from history that rank right up there with the worst of them:


Predators Among Us: The Psychopaths – Dr. George Simon

What exactly is a psychopath? Is a psychopath the same as a sociopath or persons with an antisocial personality disorder? Are psychopaths crazy? Are psychopaths born the way they are? Are psychopaths more common than we once thought? And how do you know if someone is a psychopath? Hopefully, this article will help answer these common questions.

Cleckley coined the term psychopathy in his landmark 1941 book, The Mask of Sanity. And because some of their most unique and troubling attributes: unnecessary, pathological lying, superficial charm, and a chilling capacity for heartlessly victimizing others, etc. seemed so irrational to him and his colleagues, it was natural for them to think of psychopathy as a form of mental derangement or insanity. But psychopaths typically don’t suffer from genuine delusions or abnormalities of normal thought process like persons in the throes of “psychosis” do. As different as they are from most normal folks, they’re definitely not crazy (although many folks confuse the terms “psychotic” and “psychopath”).


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When are psychopaths considered dangerous?

It’s always safest to assume that psychopaths can be dangerous at all times simply because they have few or no internal boundaries (no conscience, no sense of right or wrong), are impulsive, manipulative and have poor behavioural controls. They can also behave in bizarre ways, seemingly unaware that they’re behaving bizarrely. Past non-violent behaviour does NOT mean future non-violent behaviour.

That said, survivors of psychopathic ‘relationships’ are often advised that the most dangerous time is when leaving (escaping) the psychopath as this is when we break free of his or her control. Psychopaths love power and control. Anything that’s going to upset that control, including ‘outing’ them, is going to be an extremely dangerous time. For low-functioning psychopaths this could result in immediate violence; for high-functioning psychopaths this could result in delayed violence at a more appropriate place (for example in the privacy of the home) OR more likely an all-out attempt to destroy us (getting hold of our finances, undermining our friendships, isolating us, turning the children against us, creating ‘accidents on purpose’ ….)


Socialized Psychopath – why they are so dangerous

A socialized psychopath is in many ways more dangerous than an overtly criminal psychopath.

Why? Because it’s easier to spot a psychopath that is continually involved with the law.

If we consider that 1% of the population fits the profile of a psychopath, then chances are that there are a few in the people that you know, but you simply don’t recognize them…

Socialised or integrated psychopaths are like chameleons in that they blend into their surroundings in such a way that they are not noticed. When I say blend in, I mean that they establish relationships with people around them so that they are able to influence and manipulate others, often without being detected.

Here we have 2 reasons that they are so dangerous. Firstly, they are hidden, and secondly, people do not expect ‘friends’ to deliberately do them harm or to be so evil.


Finding Alienation on a bigger map

This suggests a few conclusions:

A point by point comparison with the usual family law system confirms why that is the wrong system – why ‘a typewriter cannot juggle’.
The school refusal concept and approach encourages us to look to the standard ‘juggling’ skills of an effective multi-disciplinary community approach for parent-refusal too.
The ultimate problem turns out to be that society everywhere unquestioningly values schooling but is not that bothered by a child’s loss of a relationship with a parent, even though we know how harmful that is to them.
I wind down with reminders of Attachment. Two useful approaches are Crittenden’s DMM and DMM

the alienation experience

People want me to publish my talk in PASG Nordic, Stockholm: Finding PA on a bigger map.

I’ve been reluctant: “You can read it here with slides here; I’ve said it all before; I’ll be saying it again; Things have already moved on; You can watch it along with other PASG Nordic presentations on YouTube.”

But anyway, here it is illustrated with some of the key slides.

My main aims were:

  • to set out the benefits of a wider perspective on Parental Alienation
  • by looking inside the working of my Sutherland Lecture and
  • focus on prevention when everyone else is pulling bodies out way downstream; so
  • I question the dominance of family law as the best solution, particularly by
  • expanding the comparison between ‘parent refusal’ and ‘school refusal’.

Finding PA on a bigger map

Nick Child’s presentation at PASG Nordic in Stockholm, August 2018

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Tyrannical Rule of the Narcissistic Father | Randi G. Fine

A father’s role is to love, protect, support and guide his children. Narcissistic fathers do none of those things. They are cruel, arrogant bullies who take advantage of vulnerable children—children who so want and need their love.

The narcissistic father has no respect for his children. He does not consider them individuals in their own right but rather extensions of his perfect self. Children are nothing more than captive narcissistic supply. He sees no other reason for their existence.

Though he may occasionally tell his children that he loves them, his words do not match his actions. He is rarely pleasant; he is often explosive, moody and abusive. When he is not exploiting and devaluing his children he is ignoring them.


The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

  • Narcissists are very skilled liars.
  • They’re great at spinning a web of lies to keep you hooked.
  • They also explain away their abusive behaviour by manipulating their partner into thinking they can’t help it.
  • Sometimes they also shift the blame onto the partner.
  • You can’t trust a narcissist, so the best thing to do is to break free and never look back.