Search: “should sociopaths be placed in group therapy”

Absolutely not.  Since they can’t be cured or psychologically changed, group therapy only teaches them how to pass more successfully.  It teaches them to become even more skillful wolves among the sheep.

Further, any therapist who believes they should is not actually a therapist at all, and should, in my opinion, lose their license.  Therapy only works through the therapist witnessing for the client’s unconscious (or soul or psyche) the client’s soul wounds.  The client may divulge to the therapist soul truths they can’t divulge to themselves as the client journeys to reintegrate the alienated self.  If the soul defect of the sociopath/psychopath is not apparent to the therapist, that person is a therapist in name only.

Being psychopaths, the normal psychopathic shenanigans will take place in the group.  Extremely manipulative the psychopath may essentially take over the group process without the enabling therapist’s even being aware of what is happening.  Or the psychopath may be driven by arrogance to prove his superiority over and over again.  There’s a well-known story of a psychopathic client bragging to the group of seducing both the therapist’s wife and girlfriend, all the while with the therapist sitting there attempting to keep his best therapist face on.  To put it bluntly, any therapist who allows a psychopath in group therapy with non-psychopaths is stupid and/or incompetent.

The Intercept gets conned by probable psychopathic reporter

“The news website The Intercept said on Tuesday that a former reporter had fabricated quotations in some of his articles and impersonated other people by using email accounts in their names.

Betsy Reed, the news organization’s editor in chief, said that the first evidence appeared in late December and that the reporter, Juan Thompson, was fired on Jan. 4. In an online note to readers, she listed four articles that had been corrected and one that had been retracted.

Ms. Reed wrote that an internal investigation turned up instances in which Mr. Thompson quoted people who later said he had never interviewed them, could not remember speaking with him or whose identities could not be confirmed. She added that he had also quoted unnamed people he claimed to have met at public events whose words could not be verified and that he had used an email account in someone else’s name to impersonate a source.

The note also said he had created an account in her name.

. . . .

The retracted article was based on an interview with someone presented as Scott Roof, the cousin of Dylann Roof, who is accused of murdering nine people in a racially motivated attack in a church in Charleston, S.C., last June. In the article, Scott Roof is quoted saying that Dylann Roof’s hatred may have stemmed from a girl who chose to date a black man rather than him.

“After speaking with two members of Dylann Roof’s family, The Intercept can no longer stand by the premise of this story,” the retraction on top of the article says. “Both individuals said they do not know of a cousin named Scott Roof.”

. . . .

Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Thompson sent The New York Times an email addressed to Ms. Reed. In it he said he was undergoing radiation treatment for testicular cancer and had not had the time or energy to review his notes. He attributed the errors in his articles to poor reporting and the unwillingness of some of his subjects to go on the record, rather than to intentional prevarication.

. . . .

“This is a case of a troubled individual,” Ms. Reed wrote. “We have corrected the problems we found in his journalism in a transparent manner, and will continue to strive for the highest standards in our reporting.””

He’s probably also a pseudologue, he doesn’t seem to understand that there is an actual reality ‘out there’.

Psychopathic “Fake priest on the run”– Erwin Mena

“He’s known as “Father Erwin Mena”. Since the mid 1990’s he’s been celebrating mass at Catholic churches throughout California. He’s held prayer meetings, paid counseling sessions and nights of confession in the dioceses of San Bernardino, Stockton, Orange, and Fresno.

But he’s not really a priest. His real name is Erwin Arnaldo Menacastro, 49 years old. Detectives say he’s a fake wanted by the LAPD for swindling thousands of dollars from believers. His latest ploy was selling tickets for a pilgrimage to New York and Philadelphia to visit with Pope Francis during his last U.S. tour.

Detectives say the Pope-Tour scam netted Mena more than $15,000 from unsuspecting victims, many from low income families.”

Pathwhisperer Dot Info — The Book

PATHWHISPERER DOT INFO now available in book form!!  LET THE CLAMORING BEGIN!  Read it on the bus, at the beach, in the loo!  Give it to all the 14 to 16 year olds you know (before they become 18 year old know it alls)!

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Seriously, a donation of $35 receives 1 copy, $50, two copies in full, discount paperback form!  Foreign addresses, unfortunately, receive only PDFs or eBooks, unless special arrangements are made.

DISCLAIMER.  The blog is unedited and uncorrected.  Like many nonprofit blogs it was written very quickly, with many errors.  Please read for sense.  I have sometimes found sentences that seemed to mean the exact opposite of what I had intended.  For example, sometimes I have left out the necessary negative or have apparently stopped midway through a revision.  NO MATTER WHAT A PASSAGE MAY SEEM TO MEAN, IT MEANS WHAT I SAY IT MEANS.  To those who say, ‘But words have meaning!’, I say, ‘You and the mother and father murdering psychopath — ‘Have mercy on me, I’m an orphan.”

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Search: “How to frame a psychopath”

This search just came in.  It would seem that this searcher has decided that fair game strategies are fair play when dealing with psychopaths.  This person seems to think that their particular conflict with a particular psychopathic individual calls for a ‘do unto others before they do unto you’ approach.  That is a strategy that psychopaths use themselves (all the time), fair game strategies also.  But things could get real rough, real fast.  I hope the searcher has thought it through carefully and paid attention to details.

Court jails conniving psychopath for taking over teachers life

It seems to be a natural human trait that victims’ accounts are often discounted — ‘there are two sides to every story’, ‘the victim must have an ax to grind’, etc.  Here everything was proven in court.  The is a tale of the incredible lengths some psychopaths will go for their own entertainment.  Lacking normal adult drives, they have to find other ways to occupy their time and their intelligence.

Looks human, but she's not

“A SCHEMING student who faked terminal cancer has been jailed for ruining her female lecturer’s life – costing the victim her marriage, home and job.

Devious Elisa Bianco, 22, spun a web of lies to manipulate Sally Rettallack “like a cuckoo in the nest”, a judge said.”  . . .

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC said: “It is a strange but very disturbing case.

“I can truthfully say it is the most extraordinary case I have had to deal with in a long time.

“You were like an uninvited cuckoo fledgling in the nest of a willow warbler – an unexpected offspring demanding to receive constant attention.””


““Four days later she arrived saying her mum was an alcoholic and had beaten her – it was completely untrue.

“I took her to Plymouth University on the first day of term – and felt glad she had reached that point and was out of my family to be honest.

“But the police told me she spent all of her grant partying and didn’t go to lectures.

“Instead, she arrived back at my door and upped the lies about health issues until it got to the point where she needed 24-hour care.

“I was showering Elisa and her hair was falling out in clumps as you’d expect with someone having chemotherapy.

“I only found out later she was cutting her hair at the roots so it would fall out as I combed it.

“She told me she was spending eight hours a day at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro – I would deliver her to the door in front of the renal unit in her pyjamas.

“She had her own locker at the hospital and staff gave her free food at three restaurants.

“Every day for five months, she would get changed into jeans and go on a jolly for the day.

“I was unaware she was getting money from her family to buy medical supplies so she could be covered in dressings and bandages when I arrived to bring her home at the end of the day.

“I would push her through the hospital in a wheelchair in her pyjamas and the cafe staff would say what a lovely girl she was – she duped everybody.

“She was incredibly clever and had no normal sense of conscience – it’s very scary.

“Me and my husband became estranged because of the pressure.

“He found solace in another woman and left and then five months later he wanted to come back.

“But the second we talked, Elisa would have a medical emergency. She managed to get between me and my four children and isolate me.

“She forged NHS medical records using the correct logos and signatures.

“She used two lap-tops and five mobile phones to pretend to be different people including a renal consultant.”

The court heard Elisa claimed to be so ill she began climbing into the lecturer’s bed for round-the-clock care.

The pair did not have a sexual relationship.

Sally told how Bianco created ‘John’, in an attempt to create an online romance.

Sally said: “She did try to push me towards a relationship of that nature with John – but he didn’t exist.

“It got to the point where she wanted me to send John intimate photos but I refused.

“She had a voice-changing device on her phone and used it to pretend to be John.

“John told me the reason his voice was quite high pitched was because he’d had throat cancer.

“But when I took a fancy to him and wanted to meet – she killed him off.

“We only found out everything was a charade because she made one fatal mistake.

“One day Elisa went to hospital and left a mobile phone at home. My husband Ralph phoned her dad who had no idea she was ill.

“Ralph said: ‘I’m sorry to tell you she is dying’ and her dad jumped in his car and drove to the hospital.

“Elisa phoned me screaming down the phone that her dad had abused her and we must not let him near her.

“I rushed to the hospital cardiology unit where she said she was having treatment – but when I went into the ward they knew nothing about her.

“I then went to the renal unit and they knew nothing – even though she was supposedly dying.

“She put on an amazing, terrifying act.

“Elisa had lost two stone in weight – presumably because of the pressure of juggling so many balls in the air.

“Nobody doubted the tumour on her kidney was killing her.

“She even used a little plastic bottle hidden under her clothes to make a noise like cracked ribs.

“She would use the trick in front of you and writhe in agony. Elisa even made a bloody bucket list.

“She was very interested in penguins. We went to London Zoo where we had a private viewing of the penguins – she had fluffy penguins everywhere.

“Then we went to visit her sister who was six months pregnant – and devastated when Elisa told her she was dying.

“I organised a 21st birthday party for her where all her friends were in tears because they thought it was her last.

“She wore some repulsive fairy wings and a tiara and said she was going to heaven.

“About 25 people turned up for the party and because Bianca said she couldn’t walk she sat on a sofa in the garden because she wanted to be a princess like Elsa from Frozen.

“It’s just sick, sick, sick.

“I got compassionate leave from work to look after her but I didn’t go back afterwards because I was not capable of it.

“When I looked at that girl in the dock I still couldn’t comprehend it was all a pack of lies.

“But all the tests on her mental condition came back negative.

“I’m now just a completely different person. I’m divorced from my husband and this has totally finished my life as I know it.

“I was a well paid lecturer for ten years but now I’ve lost my career.

“I spent thousands on Bianca and treated her like a daughter. My children are far more angry and hurt than I am.”

In a victim impact statement given to court, she added: “To discover this entire and person and relationship to be a fraud, just a young girl playing, was devastating and embarrassing to a level I find so hard to put into words.”

Sally has sold her home and moved to the South of France.”

Before I was aware of interacting with psychopaths I did notice individuals who were abnormally successful in making others feel sorry for them.  I didn’t know what it meant, I didn’t even know the phrase ‘pity play’.  Other possible psychopathic traits that I (and others) noticed were astronomical arrogance, off the charts self satisfaction (both of these I now believe are biological), particular odd eyes/appearances, seeming complete lack of morality, and high manipulative ability (extreme Machiavellianism).  Sometimes friends and I would discuss individuals with these traits, we just didn’t know what it meant.  Sally had enough clues, she just couldn’t put it all together — I doubt if the word psychopath ever crossed her mind.

Sadly no one else in this story ever used the word psychopath either, not the judge, the journalists, or even the commenters.

Back to the possible psychopathic traits that the unknowing do notice.  There are many, many of them.  All the way to individuals who refuse to flush toilets — this is part of their arrested development, the contents are precious parts of themselves, or to traits that should only be considered if there are other possible psychopathic traits present — males who cook, for example.  There are many normal men who like to cook, but it seems to me that close to a 100% of psychopathic males do.   Few, if any, of these traits are sufficient or necessary for a determination (I don’t like the word diagnosis).  They are more like alerts.