“A sociopath is a person without a conscience. What does this mean? No empathy. An inability – not a choice, but an inability – to care or even think about the feelings of anyone else. An ability to move through life with complete disregard for their actions: no remorse, no capacity for shame, and no guilt.”
If you know Jeffrey Wilens, or enough about him, when you read the definitions below of a Sociopath you will say to yourself, “Wow! that really describes Jeffrey Wilens, Esq.”
One of the greatest advantages sociopaths have is that average decent people cannot believe that such monsters truly exist.”
“Sociopaths are so narcissistic and grandiose that they always feel they can “out smart” the legal system. Sociopaths live to dominate and thrill to win. They are masterful at evoking pity and have incredible acting skills.”
“Sociopathic personality disorder or as it is also known, “Antisocial Personality Disorder”, is characterized as the inability to care about right or wrong behavior and how it affects other people. Describes it as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others” that involves failure to conform to social norms, deception, impulsiveness, aggressiveness and a lack of remorse.
Sociopaths are dangerous predators – Many sociopaths are charming, witty and intelligent.”
Professions that attract the most sociopaths
1. Lawyer Shakespeare hated them for a reason. Lawyers have a reputation for representing the interests of their (often criminal) clients without regard to the actual truth of a situation. It has been said that we all hate ruthless lawyers, until we need one.
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“Lawyers cloak themselves in the language of their field, making the laymen reliant on their expertise to survive in a courtroom. In the fog of legalese linguistics and glibly twisted logic, you better pray your lawyer is the most bloodthirsty of the two. There’s a reason Shakespeare hated them so much, and why they continue to be the butt of so many jokes. Lawyers have a reputation for distorting the systems of equality, specifically for the purposes of ensuring their financial success. For every white knight district attorney looking to uphold the pillars of justice, you are sure to find a handful of bleak-hearted cynics and cutthroats.”
“Sociopathic personality disorder or as it is also known, antisocial personality disorder, is characterized as the inability to care about right or wrong behavior and how it affects other people.”
“Sociopaths are sharks in deep water. Sociopaths absolutely have no conscience and that also includes the law. To them laws are to be broken and they do not adhere to the regular social lives of others. Sociopaths don’t even have pity for themselves because they have no conscience. They are callous, unforgiving, cruel and get great pleasure out of demeaning, harming another human being (even in some cases animals.) When looking into a Sociopath’s eyes it’s like looking at “shark eyes” … dark, unmoving and dangerous!”
“That “eye thing” has to do with a number of factors — a sociopath will stare almost unblinkingly into another person’s eyes because they watch people’s reactions far more closely than most people. Why? Most other people are much better at reading each others’ emotions, and at hearing what emotion is present in other people’s voices. Thus, when a sociopath is “acting” and displaying tears, or some such, it is considered excessive or unreal because the tone of voice may be incongruous or the chosen words may not fit the emotion being synthesized.”
“Also, sociopaths hurt a lot of people. What seems to hurt most is the idea that the sociopath is breezing happily through life having a blast while a trail of wounded victims struggle to put their shattered lives back together.
Sociopaths have NO conscience, though they know the difference between right and wrong. So they don’t experience remorse or a sense of guilt. Usually they even have great difficulty owning their actions. In other words, they often can’t even bring themselves to say, “Yes, I did this” if it’s something society disapprove of.”
“While the average person spends a good portion of the day thinking about those he loves (children, husband, parents, friends), a sociopath doesn’t have these emotional ties with anyone. Instead, he will spend all that time plotting to take you down and destroy you.”
“It is impossible for healthy people to imagine how a sociopath thinks. Try for a moment imagining having no conscience? The best way to sum it up is “You are not a person to a sociopath”.
“Sociopaths come from all walks of life — including well-educated, well-off families. Many sociopaths, therefore, have good social graces. They know how to dress and how to behave in polite society.”
“This doesn’t stop them from lying, cheating and stealing. On the contrary, it makes their deceptions easier. Sociopaths from middle-class or privileged backgrounds often excel at white collar crime — fraud, phony stock schemes, conning, embezzlement.”
“Why sociopaths are hard to recognize
1. They’re fluent talkers (liars). Even when caught in a lie, they change their stories without skipping a beat.
2. They’re totally comfortable in social situations and cool under pressure.
3. They use family or business connections to make themselves appear legitimate.
4. They often become, or pretend to be, clergy, lawyers, physicians, teachers, counselors and artists. Most of us generally assume people in these positions are trustworthy.
5. They’re happy to exaggerate — or fabricate — credentials. Few of us check their references.
6. They will say absolutely anything to get what they want. The words, to them, mean absolutely nothing.
Sociopaths also called psychopaths, are living among us. Yes, many of them are criminals, locked up in jail. But far more are on the street, hurting people without openly breaking laws, operating in the grey areas between legal and illegal, or simply eluding the authorities. They can appear to be normal, but they pose a tremendous threat to us all.”
“Sociopathy is chiefly characterized by something wrong with the person’s conscience. They either don’t have one, it’s full of holes like Swiss cheese, or they are somehow able to completely neutralize or negate any sense of conscience or future time perspective.”
“Sociopaths only care about fulfilling their own needs and desires – selfishness and egocentricity to the extreme. Everything and everybody else is mentally twisted around in their minds as objects to be used in fulfilling their own needs and desires.”
“They often believe they are doing something good for society, or at least nothing that bad.”
“Psychopaths cannot be understood in terms of antisocial rearing or development. They are simply morally depraved individuals who represent the “monsters” in our society. They are unstoppable and untreatable predators whose violence is planned, purposeful and emotionless.”
“Their emotionlessness reflects a detached, fearless, and possibly dissociated state, revealing a lower autonomic nervous system and lack of anxiety. They tend to operate with a grandiose demeanor, an attitude of entitlement.”
“GRANDIOSE SELF-WORTH — a grossly inflated view of one’s abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.”
“PATHOLOGICAL LYING — can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.”
“CONNING AND MANIPULATIVENESS – the use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one’s victims.
LACK OF REMORSE OR GUILT — a lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted, and unempathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one’s victims.”
“Psychopaths are social chameleons and can change their psychological spots in the blink of an eye if they think they can benefit from doing so. Playing on sympathy is a favorite weapon of choice. Make no mistake: psychopaths are confident, outgoing and mentally resilient, hardly ever, in reality, feeling sorry for themselves. But they are also master manipulators and have no qualms whatsoever about tugging on our emotional heartstrings if it works to their advantage.”
“Deceitful; Psychopaths simply do not live by the same moral code as the rest of us, and experience little guilt or anxiety over telling lies”
“Narcissistic; Psychopaths are completely driven by their own hard-nosed self-interest. Though they may feign concern for others, appearing warm, considerate and even helpful, such interest is shallow and superficial and merely serves as the foreplay for future exploitation.”
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