My greatest psychopathy teacher

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She gave me psychopathy’s family jewels — that psychopaths have self knowledge and a group identity (this is assuming that I am correct in my opinion of her being a psychopath).  Even more importantly, that they backed each other up versus the empath world.  And finally, that their self control is actually very difficult, appearing normal is an effort.

I was called into Lehman HR by this SVP, Kyle Maldiner, and a manager (I believed this manager to be a male lover of the blackmailing psychopathic Don Juan/Dress Grey rapist whom they were seeking to protect — in my experience, gays routinely protect pansexual psychopaths).  They stated that my assignment at the firm was being canceled due to my handing out to friends 8-10 cut and paste sheets from Cleckley’s Mask of Sanity and Hare’s Without Conscience.  She kept saying they were sexually inappropriate. ‘But I deleted all sexual behaviors and crimes, that’s why they are cut and pastes, not straight copies,’ I said.  She just repeated the same thing again.  Her superiors wouldn’t look over her shoulder, that’s the corporate chain of command. The truth didn’t matter and there is no appeal or promise of fair play or due process in corporations.  Then when I said, against her protestations that she didn’t need to know, that I was giving them out due to the presence of a psychopathic co-worker (mentioned above), she started screaming, “WE HAVE 150,000 EMPLOYEES, OF COURSE LEHMAN HAS PSYCHOPATHIC EMPLOYEES!!”  Then she immediately and visibly calmed herself down and regained her self composure.

After leaving friends told me of rumors following my exit.  It was practically a novella. Made up out of whole cloth, not even based/exaggerated on/from something real. The only truthful elements were getting my name and a few other co-workers’ names right.  These were co-workers whom I had never interacted with off-premises.  But the novella had all kinds of goings on and involvement of outside players.

She denied any knowledge of the source of these rumors.  But I imagine the source was the Lehman HR department, from my experience with psychopathic HR departments in various Wall St. firms.  Destroying exited co-workers’ reputations is something they all do all the time, this was just more extreme.  At HR conventions, they must sit around bragging about their lies, comparing notes and refining strategies, just as psychopaths and con artists do.

I couldn’t find a lawyer who thought we could trace down the vaguely sourced campaign of lies or win an appreciable amount of money.  I should have filed a John Doe case pro se, at least as a record if I couldn’t build a case.  I settled for sending a truthful accounting to my personal friends and all the co-workers listed in the company address book.

The novella was incredibly detailed.  Perhaps that’s a standard psychopathic character assassination campaign strategy. Normal people probably just can’t imagine that such a detailed account could be a lie.  Of course, this is because they couldn’t imagine doing it themselves.  That’s part of the naive prey response syndrome, people still try to understand psychopaths from their own viewpoint, not understanding that they need to step out of their own world to understand psychopaths’ motives and to recognize them.  Finally, most of us are not only naive prey to psychopaths, but naive prey to evil.

Note the almost identical expression in the two photographs (over the decades).  Many psychopaths, particularly female, chose an acceptable ‘mask of sanity’ and then wear it forever.

 

Naive Prey Response Syndrome

In nature, this refers to prey animals not being able to recognize predators.  When wolves were reintroduced to Yellow Stone the elk were not able at first to recognize them as a danger.  Animals isolated on islands, are famous for this syndrome and often are not able to change fast enough, for example, the flightless pigeon, the Dodo, which sailors could just walk up to and hit on the head.

We are all raised to be naive prey of psychopaths.  Everyone is told the fairytale that we are all brothers and sisters under the skin.  But what if that is not so?  And it is not.  Believe me, psychopaths believe we are all idiots for not recognizing them.

On top of that, the human female starts out as genetically inclined to be naive prey to psychopaths.  Male psychopaths have evolved to evoke genetically determined instincts (mothering and caring-of-a-child instincts) in women, I believe.  Life can teach them otherwise, as attested in the survivor blogs.  However, all men need to be aware of the female propensity to be naive regarding psychopaths, it might prevent traumatic shock.  The truth is, you can’t save Weena.

From a later comment:

Here’s an account of early firearm buffalo hunts. I can’t vouch for its historical/biological accuracy, but it does convey a message. It goes like this, 1) the buffalo of the time didn’t and couldn’t recognize guns and gunshots as being dangerous (naive prey syndrome), 2) buffalo herds follow a dominant female, with a pecking order. So the hunter would lie down in some kind of blind, maybe just behind a log. Experienced hunters would know how to recognize the dominant female. So he would target that one. The others couldn’t fathom what had happened and couldn’t act on their own without a herd leader. Then the next in line dominant female would step up to be herd leader. Then she was shot, and the process continued over and over again, with the herd never panicking. The hunter wouldn’t ever have to move. “HEY, what happened to Martha? And Ethel? What the hay?? Dunno, just keep eating that grass, munch, munch, munch.  Wow, that’s some delicious grass!”  https://pathwhisperer.info/2018/05/07/annoying-neighborhood-psychopaths-and-anomalous-occurrences/#comment-139279

. . . munch, munch, . . ., munch, munch, munch.