Nov 192012
 
Why Do Psychopaths Lie?

Psychopaths lie all the time and it's perplexing to us.  Dr. Morgan Scott Peck titled his book on human evil, People of the Lie, because one of the most common traits of a psychopath is that they lie.  They seem to be compulsive liars. Why do they lie so much? They lie about important things…

Jun 132012
 
More Thoughts About the Role of Anger

I stumbled onto this excellent article that I'd like to share, Anger: Attachment and Neurobiological Perspectives.  It gives a thorough explanation of anger management styles and how they originate in attachment.  I think many of us will find it a useful tool for examining our own anger as well as that of people we know.…

Jun 082012
 
Rituals, OCD and Psychopathy

Rene Girard's book, Violence & the Sacred, describes rituals in primitive cultures that are eerily reminiscent of an experience with a psychopath. The cycles of "idealize, devalue and discard" familiar to those who have been in relationships with Cluster B personalities, are described in the sacrificial rituals of primitive tribes. In these rituals, sacrificial victims…

May 222012
 
Steps to Healing from Domestic Abuse

A friend asked me this: What are the steps toward healing from an encounter with a psychopath? Validate that the abuse really happened. First, and most important is to be validated. An abuser understands that the abuse has more power when the victim is alone. Isolation doesn't have to be physical, just as violence doesn't…

Mar 302012
 
The Gray Rock Method of Dealing With Psychopaths

When dealing with malignant narcissists, psychopaths, sociopaths, borderlines, drama queens, stalkers and other emotional vampires, it’s commonly advised that no response is the best response to unwanted attention. This is often true and No Contact (the avoidance of all communication) should be used whenever possible. There are some situations however, when No Contact is not…

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