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How Do You Handle a Psychopath?
www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 01/13/12 | Kerry Lutz

Posted on 01/14/2012 8:34:40 AM PST by appeal2

Answer--Very gently.

Chris Duane and Kerry Lutz sit down for a discussion of psychopaths and what to do about them. We've all probably encountered them at work, in government, in friendships or perhaps even had a relationship with one. Chris explains how to identify them and what you can do. Sometimes it's best to flee. Other times confrontation works and then perhaps the most effective method is simply ignoring them. It all depends upon the situation you find yourself in. But whatever you do, you must get away from them if at all possible.

The history of politics and government is riddled with these destructive personality types. From Napoleon, to Lenin, to Hitler, to Stalin, to Mao, these dangerous men are all been certified sociopaths (Chris likes psychopath better). They've killed millions and inflicted untold pain and suffering. However, it is often the lesser known psychopaths who are in a position reek the most havoc in your life, which is why you need to be on your guard to avoid all such engagements.

Always fun, often irreverent Kerry Lutz and Chris Duane are helping to evolve thought and action in the New Economy.

Listen to the Interview


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: danger; government; psychopath; psychopaths; sociopath
We all know they're out there. Many already work for the government. They present one of the biggest threats to our safety and freedom. Be on the look out.
1 posted on 01/14/2012 8:34:48 AM PST by appeal2
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To: appeal2

well for starters, you find ONE good true principled honest conservative to run against them

Something the GOP establishment is unwilling to do


2 posted on 01/14/2012 8:36:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: appeal2

Aim center mass?


3 posted on 01/14/2012 8:37:02 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: appeal2

Stay away from the White House. It’s full of them; especially in the ‘family quarters.’


4 posted on 01/14/2012 8:37:56 AM PST by IbJensen (Demint for President, Paul for Treasury Secretary, Apaio For AG)
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To: appeal2

The FIRST thing you do is get him out of the White House in 2013 and then you start prosecution of his criminal regime!!


5 posted on 01/14/2012 8:38:42 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: appeal2

My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 8:39:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: rfreedom4u
Aim center mass?

Then a double tap to make sure.

7 posted on 01/14/2012 8:42:03 AM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Out in the country with lots of fresh water. Completly off grid now. Only internet is wifi in town.)
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To: appeal2

If they work for you...fire them. If you work with them....avoid them. If you work for one.....try to distract him/her with a cookie.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 8:44:08 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: appeal2

The Mozambique Drill, it works every time.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 8:50:46 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Yes..wild animals can be distracted with food and soft music..works with psychopaths as well. But if you work in the same office with one..get out as soon as possible. It’s only a matter of time before you become collateral damage in one of their imaginary wars.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 8:51:37 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Lazamataz; TheOldLady
My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.

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That sounds reasonable.

11 posted on 01/14/2012 8:54:37 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: blueunicorn6

And, if they’re your parent find a good therapist.


12 posted on 01/14/2012 8:55:42 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: WhirlwindAttack

Clear your cards....we have a GOOD BINGO!!!!


13 posted on 01/14/2012 9:05:55 AM PST by Fighter@heart (Ask The American Indian how ignoring immigration worked out for them!!! WAKE UP!!)
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To: appeal2

If you have to work with them, the first time they try to mess with you convince them you’re crazier than they are and the consequences aren’t going to be worth it.


14 posted on 01/14/2012 9:07:30 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: appeal2

“From Napoleon, to Lenin, to Hitler, to Stalin, to Mao..”


Take a little of each and put them all together and what do you have?


15 posted on 01/14/2012 9:07:45 AM PST by Leep
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To: Lazamataz

Why can’t we all just get along . . whack . . thud.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 9:09:23 AM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: appeal2

Never argue with one in public. Someone not knowing you might not be able to tell the difference.


17 posted on 01/14/2012 9:14:31 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: trisham; Lazamataz; TheOldLady

My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.
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That sounds reasonable.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I agree...
BUT doesn’t that make US psychopath’s? —
Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Definitely a ‘vicious cycle’.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 9:17:14 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: jmacusa

I had a friend once, who I always suspected of being at least borderline, if not full blown psychotic. We became friends when I was right out of college and new to town. He had the craziest parties, never a dull moment around that guy. After a few years it became clear that he really did have problems, a psychosis. I had to cut off all contact. I was beginning to get dragged into some of the delusions, not that I myself was starting to believe them, but I played a role in his. It wasn’t good. There’s no reasoning with an individual living in a cartoon or a nightmare, or maybe both simultaneously, when you’re just a character in it to them.


19 posted on 01/14/2012 9:20:25 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: appeal2
Avoid them or show no mercy.

Sociopaths are predators looking for victims. If you know what to look for they are easy to spot and best off to be avoided at all costs.

As a former LEO I preyed upon the predators and dealt with them in devastating fashion.

20 posted on 01/14/2012 9:22:32 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Politics is all fake. I'm pretty sure it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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21 posted on 01/14/2012 9:22:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Lazamataz
My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.

It beats being paranoid!

22 posted on 01/14/2012 9:23:50 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: appeal2

Sociopaths and Psychopaths are both dangerous to be around. However in my personal experience the Psychopaths can be held off, (A shotgun held to the gut works well).

Sociopaths on the other hand are social chameleons and if they get their hooks into you... You start to die as the suck you dry, of energy, finances and love. So as far as I am concerned Sociopaths in your personal life are much more dangerous. Psychopaths are more dangerous if they are in power.


23 posted on 01/14/2012 9:24:00 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: appeal2

Is the psycho path paved?


24 posted on 01/14/2012 9:25:29 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: appeal2
How Do You Handle a Psychopath?

Usually we just vote them into office.

Why do you ask?

25 posted on 01/14/2012 9:25:29 AM PST by null and void (Day 1088 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: appeal2

A couple of my old bosses didn’t just jog down the old psycho path, they screamed down it like a top-fuel dragster.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 9:27:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: appeal2
how to identify them and what you can do.

be paranoid

27 posted on 01/14/2012 9:29:01 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: appeal2

How does one handle a psycho?

Does the phrase “Center of Visable Mass” sound familiar?


28 posted on 01/14/2012 9:29:52 AM PST by MindBender26 (Don't bother me with the small stuff. I'm too busy trying to save the Republic from Obamaism)
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To: xrmusn; Lazamataz; TheOldLady
My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.

****************************

That sounds reasonable.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

I agree...

BUT doesn’t that make US psychopath’s? —

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Definitely a ‘vicious cycle’.

**************************

Self defence isn't psychopathic.

29 posted on 01/14/2012 9:32:31 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: appeal2

How do you handle a Psychopath? Don’t reelect him. (ha ha).


30 posted on 01/14/2012 9:40:53 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: The Working Man

Yes there is a difference. Psychopaths don’t know the difference between right and wrong. Sociopaths know the difference between right and wrong they just don’t give a chit. At least thats what I remember from Psychology 105. LOL!!


31 posted on 01/14/2012 9:46:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: appeal2

How do you handle a psychopath?

Elect him POTUS so he can fundamentally transform America?


32 posted on 01/14/2012 9:48:02 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: appeal2

I’m actually listening to the interview, and I’d be a little careful: he’s basically characterizing ANYONE rich as a psychopath. It sounds very 99%-ish. This sounds to me like a new way to demonize anyone wealthy as a first step toward stripping them of their wealth. I mean... does Herman Cain seem like a psychopath?


33 posted on 01/14/2012 9:54:59 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: mjp

Give them a blog to pimp.


34 posted on 01/14/2012 10:01:41 AM PST by Justa
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To: appeal2

How does one handle a psycho?

Does the phrase “Center of Visable Mass” sound familiar?


35 posted on 01/14/2012 10:09:26 AM PST by MindBender26 (Don't bother me with the small stuff. I'm too busy trying to save the Republic from Obamaism)
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To: Lazamataz
My solution is, I kill absolutely everyone I meet, on the chance they might be a psychopath.

Is that before or after you hit them?
36 posted on 01/14/2012 10:25:11 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Psychosis and Psychopathy are different. I have a son who is psychotic ... he occasionally hallucinates and his view of reality is pretty weird.

I’ve known a genuine psychopath. A person who has no conscience and a perfect liar. Surprisingly, I got along with this person pretty well. This person instinctively lied, even when no lie was necessary. The psychopath very often appears to be the calm center of a storm. Turmoil and mayhem swirl around him, but most people are oblivious to the fact that he is the cause of all the chaos surrounding him.

I attended a class on psychopaths, conducted by a renowned psychiatrist with expertise on the subject. As he was describing families and organizations with psychopaths in the middle, my mind went to a then-candidate for the democRatic nomination; a guy named Bill Clinton. He fit the description to a tee. Over the course of his presidency my belief that he was a psychopath never wavered.


37 posted on 01/14/2012 10:35:34 AM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Lazamataz

Uh... About that date you wanted? I can’t make it after all.


38 posted on 01/14/2012 11:34:16 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: gitmo

The best book on the subject is “The Mask of Sanity”, which you can download for FREE!

http://www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/psychopath.htm


39 posted on 01/14/2012 4:10:10 PM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: appeal2
Cycle path?


40 posted on 01/14/2012 4:13:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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