reply to post by Wyn Hawks
I want to share some of my thoughts about your comments.
Yeah, but it's a conspiracy website, so it's typical of the territory.
I suppose. I guess because it is my business, I don't find it anymore conspiratorial then someone coming in making a thread about having diabetes.
It's an illness, albeit people are fascinated by it, I guess.
It's quite common.
Yes, it is. In prisons. lol. Up to 75% of male prison populations are thought to have this PD. Not to suggest that Anti-Social Personality is
synonymous with Criminality, it isn't, and sometimes other significant disorders are overlooked, such as mania and schizophrenia, which if are
present, the PD diagnosis is not made. If the criminality is the only deviant behavior, it's typically placed in another area called "conditions
not attributable to a mental illness". That's neither here nor there, I just personally find this area interesting.
It is thought, actually, to be rare, but it's possible that sometimes the diagnosis is missed, because people with APD have a heightened sense of
reality testing. They often appear charming, and credible during the clinical interview, and irrational thinking and delusions can appear completely
But underneath the veneer there is tension, hostility, irritability and rage. There is a "stress interview", in which the person is vigorously
questioned about inconsistencies in their history, and sometimes this will permit the underlying pathologies and characteristics to surface. However,
it is not terribly unusual for this person to manipulate even the most experienced clinician, and fool them.
For example....in this thread. The OP was questioned by a poster, and his reponse was to then tell the poster he was worthless. Good for nothing,
among other insults. He then caught himself, and went back and deleted the anti-social comments, but not before the poster quoted him, for all to see
his true colors.
But no. Antisocial personality disorder, or "Psychopath", are not at all common. Maybe that is one of the reasons they are found to be
interesting, as well.
Sometimes they are born that way.
We need to locate these people, write them up, and I'll publish them in a journal. lol. As I mentioned before, there may be other more dominant
disorders that are missed in the clinical setting. There may be organicities that are present, which cannot be determined without a neurological
study, and other tests, such as aberrant hormonal consequences. But "personality disorders", are a variant of those traits which go beyond the
range found in most people. They develop as the personality is developing, and are associated with some type childhood trauma.
Ahhh, Ted Bundy. The most interesting of them all. Ted Bundy was never "a regular guy". Never. He was showing characteristics of criminality as
a toddler, literally, and is thought to have killed his first victim when he was 14, and had a paper route. So he is immensely complicated, but also
was gifted in intelligence, and consequently able to learn normal responses and behaviors at an early age. He was able to conceal his rage around
others. Do you know that is father was also his grandfather? This is suspected to be one of the source's of his rage.
He married again and had a child
Yes, I know. People with PD's marry and have children.
There are documentaries about psychopaths functioning quite well in society.
Yes, and many of them work on wall street. Once an anti-social personality develops, it runs an unremitting course, with the height of it occurring
in late adolescence. The prognosis is variable. There are reports that symptoms decrease as patients grow older.
No one can really feel another person's pain.
I don't think you mean that, do you? It's empathy, sympathy, and compassion which most people experience to some degree. This is absent in the
They relish your humiliation and pain when they are inflicting it.
No. They relish their own pleasure in seeing you in pain.