“Psychopaths’ Brains Don’t Grasp Punishment, Scans Reveal”

Dov Charney, fired CEO of American Apparel

Open message to FTI Consulting, I am offering my services, for $50,000, to create a dossier on Dov Charney’s psychopathic behaviors and consistencies, supporting the proposition that he is in fact a psychopath.

Psychopaths have no need of privacy, like little children playing with their privates in front of the guests.  This trait, primitive, undeveloped sexuality with privacy unnecessary, is simply an aspect of the devastating arrested development of psychopaths, the primary psychopathic throughline.

For more info:  http://gawker.com/heres-ex-american-apparel-ceo-dov-charney-dancing-with-1593500201.

Related posts:  https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/october-and-november-items-with-that-sociopathic-flavor/ (Anand Jon Alexander), https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/not-frat-boy-behavior-sociopathic-behavior/, https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/?s=sexuality.

Search: the subtle arrogance of psychopaths

What a great phrase.

The subtleness depends on the psychopath’s position on the failed psychopath/SAP (socially adept psychopath) continuum.  A SAP can restrain their arrogance with reference to their position, and their knowledge of their position, on the ‘foodchain’, a failed (imprisoned/out of control) psychopath can’t.  But it is a major, major psychopathic throughline, one that even those who aren’t aware of psychopaths notice, they just don’t know what it is that they are noticing.  https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/sociopathic-through-lines/

The arrogance can be very subtle.  A psychopath online that I read occasionally once wrote that he would never consume xylitol since it kills dogs and it seems to him that dogs and humans aren’t that different in bodily biological systems.  The similarity is of course true.  The arrogance is that somehow he has superior insight to the food scientists involved in producing and selling xylitol to the public.  Also note the subtle paranoia, which is another throughline.

Restore the Fourth — escape from antfarm world

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”


From earlier posts:

https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/welcome-to-antfarm-world-%E2%80%94-sociopathic-modality-at%C2%A0the%C2%A0airports/:  “Sociopaths have no need of privacy, like little children playing with their privates in front of the guests.  For new visitors, this trait (primitive, undeveloped sexuality with no need for privacy) is simply an aspect of the devastatingly arrested development of sociopaths, the primary sociopathic throughline.”

https://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/flags-of-possible-sociopathy-in-the-tsa-perv-scannertax-payer-funded-molesters-debacle/: “The whole Antfarm World mantra of If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”  Sociopaths, with their incomplete psychological/soul development never have any desire for privacy concerning matters of a personal nature .  They experience no sphere of soul intimacies.

An e-mailer to Jack Cafferty of CNN once said that if anybody was watching him and his activities in the bedroom, his only hope was that they were having as much fun as he was.  This individual was a sociopath.”

Flags of possible sociopathy in the TSA perv scanner/tax payer funded molesters debacle

1.  Merely coming up with the idea. Sociopathic groups often betray their sociopathy through groupthink reasoning that only makes sense to them — leaving others saying:  “Huh, wha??” or “Sure that makes sense, . . .  if you’re a Martian.”  They often seem to enter an “Alvin and the Chipmunks” echo chamber — “yeah, yeah, yeah, what he said”, “brilliant, simply brilliant,” “indubitably”, etc., etc.  You have to remember that sociopaths are all permanent children through arrested development.  The adult world makes no sense to them — and in groups they’re prone to huge errors of understanding.

2. Legality means nothing to sociopaths (in fact, such reasoning is beyond their development stage), power everything.  The searches are blatantly unconstitutional, but to sociopaths the Constitution is merely a piece of paper.

3.  Normal, straight males have a very strong aversion to contact with other males’ genitals (and I imagine gays would want some mutuality of desire).  The TSA molesters don’t seem bothered.  To a sociopath, contact with genitals would be no more that touching someone else’s feet, for example.  (The same is true for sociopathic lovers, sexual contact has no more meaning for them than any other physical contact, say rubbing someone’s ears.)

4.  The enhanced patdowns don’t merely replicate the perv scanners, they go beyond them.  Are they designed as punitive molestations to force the compliance with the scanners?  It seems so.  How is this not a crime? http://www.consumertraveler.com/today/tsa-admits-to-punishing-travelers/

5.  Molestation is defined by the experience of the target.  If the targets say they feel they are being molested, they are.  Individuals don’t usually feel molested by the medical examinations — if they do, the doctor is often investigated and sometimes arrested.  (Incidentally, if a woman says that her lover (hopefully ex-lover) left her feeling molested, her lover was almost certainly sociopathic (and in dominance mode, to cut a long discussion short).)

6.  The TSA supervisor molesters and molesting agents have shown no sensitivity to youth or cultural sensitivities.  This should not be.  The percentage of damaged, corrupt, and/or sociopathic individuals in the TSA seems too high.  My daughter is very shy and she was so embarrassed she will never fly again,TSA Defends Screening of Indian Ambassador.  What is wrong with these people, where are their normal human instincts?

7.  On National Opt Out Day, the TSA sought to outflank the protesters by not using the porno scanners. . . .  Hello?  Why not announce then that they aren’t really necessary?  Again, I see this as a sociopathic groupthink error — very childish, only incomplete reasoning would lead them to think this was the way to win (and was a win).  http://wewontfly.com/why-the-tsa-cant-back-down

8.  In the blogosphere I have run into many complaints over calling TSA agents molesters, usually by posters who I considered to often use sociopathic thinking patterns.  Remember, sociopaths live in a pejorative universe, it’s the emotional connotations of words that have meanings to them.

We are fortunate that this reaction was caught on tape, after bragging about what a great liar he was, David Hampton (the model for the story of Six Degrees of Separation) threw a glass of wine in Keith Morrison’s face for his calling him a “Goddamn liar.”  (To my loyal readers, who read every post, please forgive such repeats. . . .  Hello?!  Loyal readers??!)

My take on this, is that we should use the most pejorative (and childish) terms available when discussing the TSA and its freak molester employees.

9.  The whole Antfarm World mantra of If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”  Sociopaths, with their incomplete psychological/soul development never have any desire for privacy concerning matters of a personal nature .  They experience no sphere of soul intimacies.

An e-mailer to Jack Cafferty of CNN once said that if anybody was watching him and his activities in the bedroom, his only hope was that they were having as much fun as he was.  This individual was a sociopath.

10.  The TSA’s lack of awareness of the danger of the X-ray scanners to both the public and their own employees.  Sociopaths never internalize simple physical law cause and effect.  Their childish universe is magical, not scientific.  (I first read this idea in a UK workplace bullying site, that I have since lost.  It’s a very powerful sociopathic organizing principal or throughline.)  Review of the TSA X-ray backscatter body scanner safety report: hide your kids, hide your wife, Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations.

I understand that TSA won’t allow its own employees to wear radiation measuring badges.  This is outrageous.  These machines are controlled by software and have the capability of giving full power x-rays.  Does every airport have a technician and software expert on duty all the time?  TSA Employees Finally Catch on to the Radiation Risk.

Welcome to Antfarm World — sociopathic modality at the airports

(Image from website, National Opt-Out Day.)

This is not acceptable, THIS IS NOT NORMAL.  Sociopaths have no need of privacy, like little children playing with their privates in front the guests.  (For new visitors, this trait (primitive, undeveloped sexuality with privacy unnecessary) is simply an aspect of the devastating arrested development of sociopaths, the primary sociopathic throughline.)

I hate to think what’s ahead when some enterprising bomber shoves explosives up his *ss.

China and Israel do not do this, deeming it ineffective and against norms.  A serious terrorist would use the cargo hold I suppose, but let’s not mention that.  Or walk across the open borders.

In fact, these machines don’t detect the kind of powdered explosives used in January’s attempted underwear bomber attack!”  http://wewontfly.com/opt-out-day/

So if it’s not effective, what is the point? Constitutionally recognized natural rights?  Dignity for the ants in the antfarm?  I don’t think so.

The TSA does offer an alternative, a patdown palm face up with genital contact:

Flight Attendant Tells Her TSA Sexual Assault Story;
Traveler to TSA Agent: “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.”;  
Welcome to America — TSA Screener Accosts 3 Year Old Child at Security Checkpoint
New “(Enhanced Pat Downs) require screeners to touch passenger’s genitals”.

There seems to be a common reaction across the political divide:

Americans line up to join ‘no-fly’ list — Tolerance maxed out for TSA security’s voyeurism, molestation, radiation blasts

TSA Agent Sean Shanahan

Child rape charge rocks TSA.

Apparently the TSA also has a problem with sociopathic bullying in the workplace.  Small penis jokes lead to TSA worker beatdown, Rolando Negrin, TSA Worker Arrested, Assaulted Colleague Over Genital Joke.   I can almost hear that sociopathic “cackling jackass laugh.” Actually I have heard that laugh from non-sociopaths, usually the sons of sociopaths.

There is no doubt that actual sociopaths would be attracted to working for the TSA.  The TSA should brain scan all employees, from the most senior to the most junior, for sociopathic brain structures.

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Back to basics: a psychopathy checklist

From Profile of the Sociopath:

  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
  • Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
  • Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Need for Stimulation
    Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
  • Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
    Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
  • Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
    Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability
    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  • Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
    Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
  • Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
    Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
    Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

I should integrate the concept of psychopathic throughlines with the checklist concept.  I’ll add it to my to do list.

In a rough way, I certainly do refer to check lists in my own thinking when considering possible psychopaths/sociopaths.   However it is a mistake to overly rely upon them in my opinion.  It is not possible to successfully follow a reverse engineering cookbook approach — ‘these are the ingredients, so this is the dish.’   I’m not arguing with Dr. Hare’s systemized use of PCL-R with trained raters in a prison setting.  However you will never catch an advanced SAP (socially adept psychopath) with one.  Basically I pay attention to psychopathic levels of arrogance/attitude and look for signs of severe arrested development, i.e., age inappropriate behaviors (even small behaviors), childish thinking patterns, etc.

Checklists can rise to the fore again however, when dealing with SAPs.  If behavior falls apart ( the “adult act” of psychopaths) under certain situations, checklist items can be of great help in recognizing psychopaths.  At one bank I worked at, we had a managing director who was ordered never to attend company parties, his behavior fell apart under the influence of alcohol.  (For those unfamiliar with corporate structure, managing directors are essentially standalone profit centers, they have to be rainmakers (profit-wise) for the company.)  This individual was widely considered to be a wild and crazy, fun guy.  Or sometimes psychopathic individuals will show their true character based on “food chain calculations” — when dealing with those they deem lower, their “inner psychopath” comes out; or when deeming themselves at the top of the food chain, the same occurs.

[A version of the first of the two above paragraphs was here earlier.  I have no idea what happened, perhaps I failed to save it correctly, perhaps there was a technical glitch, or perhaps . . . EGADS!  HAVE I BEEN GASLIGHTED BY A PSYCHOPATHIC HACKER?  “Why no, PW, whatever paragraph are you talking about.  You’ve been so stressed out lately, etc., etc.”  Psychopaths just love gaslighting campaigns, it gives them the “chortle, chortle” response that they cherish.  Gaslighting depends on the target not entertaining seemingly paranoid lines of thought.  Incidentally, I see my external links have disappeared.  I don’t know how that happened.]

At the bottom of the above factsheet, the author says “You may also find more at http://sociopathworld.com/.”  You certainly will, it is a psychopath website.

Finally the author says, “I . . . am not a psychologist and [claim] no special expertise in the subject.”  IMO, no special expertise is needed, or rather, anyone who has had intense emotional experiences with psychopaths does have special expertise.  Everyone needs to know psychopaths are out there and that they will interact with them.  If the so-called experts don’t tell us this, we have to inform each other.

Just came across another worthy checklist site:  The List of Psychopathy Symptoms: Hervey Cleckley and Robert Hare