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“Psychopathy is caused by poor or inadequate parenting.”

Criminality potential: “Psychopaths are more likely to commit crimes than the average criminal is.”

2. Violence potential: “Most psychopaths are murderers.”

3. Responsibility and punishment: “Psychopaths are responsible for their actions.”

4. Moral judgments: “Psychopath is another word for describing a person who is basically evil.”

5. Noncriminal: “There are many psychopaths who do not commit crimes.” (score reversed)

6. Bad parenting: “Psychopathy is caused by poor or inadequate parenting.”

7. Biological etiology: “Psychopathy is caused by genes or biological inheritance.”

8. Immutability/rehabilitation potential: “Psychopaths can never change; they will always be psychopathic.

9. Quasi-adaptive features: “Being a psychopath can be helpful or advantageous in some jobs (such as stockbroker, attorney, and politician).”

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Narcissism and Neuroimaging

The question was about neuroimaging and, do we see differences in the brain? We see clear differences in the brain of psychopaths. It’s less clear when it comes to people who are narcissistic. What came out of that research and the reason the diagnosis for narcissistic personality disorder was changed from a lack of empathy to empathy impairment, is that unlike people who are highly psychopathic, people who are highly narcissistic have flashes of empathy. This is where it gets very confusing.”

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The Parasitic Mindset

Leeches do not concern themselves with the fact that you don’t want a leech attached to you. They don’t care that you find the entire idea abhorrent. They don’t care if you become, sick, weak, or even die because of their feeding. When you can no longer give them what they want, they will just move on and find another host.

When we try to understand how and why Narcissists do the things they do – it’s because this is their mindset. To a Narcissist, you are not a beautiful person, with a sparkling personality and a shining soul, that they have a deep connection to – you are a resource to be exploited – nothing more. When you get this, their attempts to manipulate your emotions will no longer have the same affect on you.

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Sociopaths – Ten Tell Tale Signs

Parasitic lifestyle. Sociopaths are often financially dependent on others. They trade off time and ‘caring’ for financial security, and they will very soon know more about your finances than you do yourself.

Can’t control their behaviour. When challenged, sociopaths get angry. This is the only real emotion they are capable of experiencing. Sometimes they get their lawyers to bury you under an avalanche of litigation. Or they will refuse to let you see your children – this is a common lever and again, something that gives them huge, orgasmic pleasure. In cases where they have been found out, you run the very great risk of becoming their new hobby, and they will involve themselves in that bordering on obsession.

Be Warned! Better Still, Be Prepared!

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The Narcissist as Human Parasite: Are You a Host? | HuffPost

Although narcissists would never admit it, they are by nature dependent on other people for their emotional survival. If they were loners, many lives would be spared immeasurable misery. But narcissists actively, persistently pursue others to obtain their “narcissistic supply,” or sense of worth in life. The narcissist as human parasite usually takes a heavy emotional and physiological toll on her “suppliers.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a parasite as follows:

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A Backwards Relationship: Parasitic Parents

par·a·site
/ˈperəˌsīt/
noun
an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense
a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return

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par·a·site

/ˈperəˌsīt/
noun
  1. an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense
  2. a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return

There are many family dynamics and each family is unique. There are no perfect families and no way to make any family perfect. However, though all families will have some problems, there are some that harbor toxic, nigh-unshakable parasites — the ones with the most power in the family: the parents.

The first thing to note about all of these conditions is the parents’ inability to care about their child past their own wishes. In all of these scenarios, the parents wish to be taken care of or be paid attention to. If the parent(s), someone who should be giving unconditional love, is unable to or unwilling to give this care or love…

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Understanding the Parasitic Narcissist – Esteemology

A deliberately, manipulative and exploitative financial and emotional dependence of one person on another. Where one person, consistently takes advantage of the kindness and resources of another, without any desire to reciprocate, or contribute in any meaningful way. This exploitation is fueled by a sense of entitlement, a lack of responsibility, motivation and self-control.

I had a reader discuss her frustration with having to deal with the parasitic behavior of her former Narcissist, she writes,

“There are many, many aspects of narcissists and their behavior that are just mind boggling and literally insane. What kills me the most about my Narcissist, all Narcissists, really, is how he CANNOT possibly understand, or care, that I do NOT want to hear from him. These people have selective amnesia about what they’ve done. They seem to NOT be able to grasp this very basic concept: That the people they’ve hurt DO NOT want to hear from them! When someone says “DON’T contact me, ever again,” DON’T!”

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Delusions – functioning, withdrawal, examples, person, people, brain, mood, Description

Delusions are a symptom of either a medical, neurological, or mental disorder. Delusions may be present in any of the following mental disorders:

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What does “get over yourself” mean?

It is usually used as a put-down, obviuosly. It does not mean that you should not have any self-esteem. Sometimes people use the phrase because they are unable to come back with an objective argument, or sometimes because they are ignorant.

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How to Cope with Your Paranoid Ex | HealthyPlace

Abuse is a criminal offence and, by definition, abusers are criminals: they lack empathy and compassion, have deficient social skills, disregard laws, norms, contracts, and morals. You can’t negotiate with your abusive ex and you can’t strike a bargain with him. You can’t reform, cure, or recondition him. He is a threat to you, to your property, and to your dear ones. Treat him as such.

The most dangerous class of abusers is the paranoid-delusional. If your ex is one of these, he is likely to:

  1. Believe that you still love him (erotomania). Interpret everything you do or say – even to third parties – as “hidden messages” addressed to him and professing your undying devotion (ideas of reference).
  2. Confuse the physical with the emotional (regard sex as “proof” of love and be prone to rape you).
  3. Blame the failure of the relationship on you or on others – social workers, your friends, your family, your children.
  4. Seek to “remove” the obstacles to a “happy” and long relationship – sometimes by resorting to violence (kidnapping or murdering the sources of frustration).
  5. Be very envious of your newfound autonomy and try to sabotage it by reasserting his control over you (for instance, break and enter into your house, leave intrusive messages on your answering machine, follow you around and monitor your home from a stationary car).
  6. Harm you (and sometimes himself) in a fit of indignation (and to punish you) if he feels that no renewed relationship is possible.
  7. Develop persecutory delusions. Perceive slights and insults where none are intended. Become convinced that he is the centre of a conspiracy to deny him (and you) happiness, to humiliate him, punish him, delude him, impoverish him, confine him physically or intellectually, censor him, impose on his time, force him to action (or to inaction), frighten him, coerce him, surround and besiege him, change his mind, part with his values, victimise or even murder him, and so on.
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