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Watch Out for These Predators

The malignant narcissist in your life may not be serving time in jail. Technically, this dangerous predator hasn’t broken any laws. Or, perhaps she did, but just wasn’t caught.

Although it’s illegal to harass someone, you’d have a very hard time proving that’s what happened. Adult bullies are very good at covering up their misdeeds. This is how they manage to destroy people, and still maintain a mask of saintliness.

They have a number of ways to accomplish their nefarious plans, and they usually succeed. Eventually, their impulsive nature gets the better of them. But, until that happens, they get away with outrageous antics.

How do they do this?

One of their favorite tricks is bullying by proxy. Instead of attacking directly, they recruit a team of flying monkeys. These little primates take turns doing and saying obnoxious things, in an effort to make a target come undone. Continue reading “Watch Out for These Predators”

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Pathological Narcissism: Definition & Symptoms

Narcissistic personality traits can be very complicated and are sometimes difficult to understand. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines a pathologically narcissistic person and explore the various symptoms used to identify the disorder. Continue reading “Pathological Narcissism: Definition & Symptoms”

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12 Signs You’re Dealing With A Malignant Narcissist

On the more severe end of the narcissistic spectrum is the malignant narcissist. These are the types of people who can ruin lives, and are best avoided. Here are 12 signs that you can look for to help you spot one when you meet them.

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TriPM Questionnaire


Directions: This questionnaire contains statements that different people might use to describe themselves.
Each statement is followed by four choices: . The meaning of these four different choices is as
 = True = somewhat true = somewhat false = False
For each statement, fill in the bubble for the choice that describes you best. There are no right or wrong answers; just choose the answer that best describes you.
Remember: Fill only one bubble per item. If you make a mistake cross out the incorrect answer with an X and fill in the correct option. Answer all of the items.

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Triarchic Psychopathy Measure

The Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM) was developed to operationalize the three distinct constructs of the Triarchic model of psychopathy (Patrick, Fowles, & Krueger, 2009) in terms of separate Boldness, Meanness, and Disinhibition scales.
The source of items for the brief (19-item) Boldness scale is an inventory (Patrick et al., in prep) developed to extend and refine measurement of the ‘fearless dominance’ construct indexed by scores on Factor 1 of the PPI. This component of psychopathy is important to assess because it: (1) captures the imperturbability and social efficacy features of psychopathy highlighted by Cleckley; (2) shows convergent validity in relation to measures of narcissism, thrill-seeking, and (lack of) empathy; and (3) captures unique variance in Factor 1 of the PCL-R–in particular, its Interpersonal facet. The Boldness Inventory contains 9 subscales consisting of items that index boldness in the realms of interpersonal behavior (Persuasiveness, Social Assurance, and Dominance subscales), emotional experience (Resiliency, Self-Assurance, and Optimism subscales), and venturesomeness (Courage, Intrepidness, and Tolerance for Uncertainty subscales). The brief Boldness scale includes representation of items from each of these 9 subscales.
The source of items for the brief (20-item) Disinhibition and brief (19-item) Meanness scales is the Externalizing Spectrum Inventory (ESI; Krueger et al., JAP, 2007; see Patrick et al., Psych Assess, 2013 for details of the development of the Disinhibition-20 and Meanness[/Callous-Aggression]-19 scales). The ESI was developed to comprehensively assess problem behaviors and traits within the domain of disinhibitory (‘externalizing’) psychopathology as represented in DSM-IV. It includes 415 items organized into 23 subscales that index constructs involving impulsivity and stimulation seeking, aggression of various types, alienation and externalization of blame, theft and dishonesty, and substance use and abuse. Confirmatory factor analyses of these 23 scales yielded evidence of an overarching ‘externalizing’ factor on which all subscales loaded substantially (.45 or higher), and subsidiary ‘callous aggression’ and ‘addictions’ subfactors that accounted for residual variance in some subscales. Scores on the overarching externalizing factor of the ESI reflect general proneness to disinhibition in varying forms. The brief Disinhibition scale consists of items from the following ESI subscales, which exhibit the highest and purest loadings on the broad ESI externalizing factor : Irresponsibility, Problematic Impulsivity, Theft, Alienation, Boredom Proneness, Impatient Urgency, Fraudulence, Dependability (-), and Planful Control (-). Scores on the brief Disinhibition scale correlate very highly (r = .91) with scores on the broad externalizing factor of the full 415-item ESI. Scores on the brief Disinhibition scale correlate minimally with scores on the brief Boldness scale.
The callous aggression subfactor of the ESI reflects tendencies toward proactive/predatory aggression, distinct from angry/reactive aggressive tendencies associated with general externalizing (disinhibition); ESI scales with appreciable loadings on the callous aggression subfactor include Relational Aggression, Empathy (-), Destructive Aggression, Physical Aggression, Excitement Seeking, and Honesty (-). The brief Meanness scale was formed by selecting items from these scales that operate primarily as indicators of the callous aggression subfactor, and only secondarily as indicators of the general externalizing (disinhibition) factor. In particular, Relational Aggression and Empathy subscales as a whole load more strongly on the callous aggression subfactor than on the general externalizing factor, and thus items from these two scales are represented most strongly in the brief Meanness scale. Scores on the brief Meanness scale correlate highly (r = .65) with scores on the callous aggression subfactor of the full 415-item ESI. Scores on the brief Meanness scale correlate moderately (r ~ .4) with scores on the brief Disinhibition scale and modestly (r~.2) with scores on the brief Boldness scale. Continue reading “Triarchic Psychopathy Measure”

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Aggression and Violent Behavior (AGGRESS VIOLENT BEH)

Aggression and Violent Behavior, A Review Journal is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive and integrative reviews, as well as summary reports of innovative ongoing clinical research programs on a wide range of topics germane to the field of aggression and violent behavior. Papers encompass a large variety of issues, populations, and domains, including homicide (serial, spree, and mass murder: sexual homicide), sexual deviance and assault (rape, serial rape, child molestation, paraphilias), child and youth violence (firesetting, gang violence, juvenile sexual offending), family violence (child physical and sexual abuse, child neglect, incest, spouse and elder abuse), genetic predispositions, and the physiological basis of aggression.Manuscripts that articulate disparate orientations will be welcomed, given that this journal will be cross-disciplinary and cross-theoretical. Indeed, papers will emanate from numerous disciplines, psychology, psychiatry, criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, anthropology, genetics, social work, ethology, and physiology.Papers describing the study of aggression in normal, criminal, and psychopathological populations are acceptable. Reviews of analog investigations of aggression and animal models will be considered if the contribution is likely to lead to significant movement in the field. The emphasis, however, will be on innovativeness of presentation and clarity of thinking. Elsevier is proud to announce the second in a series of international conferences on addictive behaviors. The Second International Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health takes place in Kuala Lumpur, 6-10 June 2000. Topics include: Assessment, diagnosis, education and treatment of children and adolescents, Child and adolescent psychopathology/social and emotional development, Cross cultural differences, Mental health issues, Model service delivery programs, Educational practices. Continue reading “Aggression and Violent Behavior (AGGRESS VIOLENT BEH)”

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The triarchic psychopathy measure

Psychopathic personality disorder is the subject of many research papers and in particular in the context of forensic settings, where its link to risk of future violent has been established. This topic is well examined but there is still considerable debate bout the nature of the construct and how psychopathy is measured. Contemporary models such as the triarchic theory (Patrick, Fowles, and Krueger (2009) have been put forward yet the research into psychopathy tends to rely on one assessment tool, the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 2003) that is argued not to capture elements of psychopathy such as boldness. The Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM; Patrick, 2010) is a measure that is based on the triarchic theory, and it places an equal focus on boldness when measuring psychopathy. It is however a self-report instrument, and this approach has many limitations. This paper aims to review the scientific support for the TriPM and to discuss its potential application to clinical practice. It concludes that the TriPM may not yet be a contender for the PCL-R throne as the sole tool of choice for psychopathy measurement, but the research into the application of the TriPM is expanding our understanding of psychopathy as a construct.

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Triarchic Psychopathy Measure: Validity in Relation to Normal-Range Traits, Personality Pathology, and Psychological Adjustment.

The triarchic model of psychopathy replaces a syndromal view of this pathological personality condition with a tripartite trait-based conception, positing three distinct phenotypic dispositions as building blocks for what theorists have traditionally termed psychopathy. The Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM) offers an efficient means for measuring the three dimensions to facilitate research on the model’s validity. We tested the reliability of the TriPM as well as its convergent and discriminant validity with respect to differing models of personality and other criterion variables reflecting social-emotional adjustment and mental health in an undergraduate participant sample (n = 120). The TriPM evidenced excellent internal consistencies, good test-retest reliability, and strong validity consistent with the triarchic model. We discuss the results with respect to prior research and offer suggestions for future research on the validity of the TriPM and the triarchic model.

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Never Give Up Update!!!

Well the alienators mask has finally slipped bigtime!!!

After spending another wonderful 10 day reunited with my daughter and grandchildren the truth is eventually beginning to surface, slowly in their own good time. Even my grandson at ripe old age of 13 can see and recognise the alienating behaviours that the family has had to endure.

So many twisted stories, so many lies, so many manipulated friends and family, it is all beginning to unravel.

I try not to mention the past and leave my daughter to unleash the past at her own pace, it saddens me to hear of some of the tragic events that have happened in her life. She has been living this life for so long without any intervention from family and friends that she thought it was normal behaviour!!!!!!! This is the consequence of manipulation and isolation from family and loved ones.

I am so disappointed with people who thought they knew better and accused me, people who I thought loved me and my children who cared, an all familiar story when it comes to PA. This could all have been prevented if just one of them would have had the courage to stand up to the alienator and talk to my children and grandchildren and tell them that their mother loves them and always will.

But now we are moving on at a rapid pace and experiencing normal happy times, my daughter is just beginning to realise what family life should be. It is wonderful to see her blossom into the strong beautiful parent and daughter she is, I am so proud of her courage and determination to move on with her life with grace and dignity.

She is still that loving little girl I remembered, a bit battle-scarred and suspicious but with love and support she will find her way.

So my message is Never Ever give up hope, you never know what the future holds. Stay strong, stay healthy, speak out, let them know you are there for them. Use social media, letters, emails, billboards, anyone you know who can get your message across.