A person with antisocial personality disorder may:
- Be able to act witty and charming
- Be good at flattery and manipulating other people’s emotions
- Break the law repeatedly
- Disregard the safety of self and others
- Have problems with substance abuse
- Lie, steal, and fight often
- Not show guilt or remorse
- Often be angry or arrogant
Our 2020 Presidential election cycle will show the true nature of American voters. I suspect we may have an epidemic of folks with APD (antisocial personality disorder) like psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists in politics and, perhaps, in the electorate. My vote for Tulsi is a conscience vote, because she is the only politician running that seems to NOT be afflicted with antisocial personality disorder and WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP TO THOSE POLITICIANS AFFLICTED WITH ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER. There seems to be only ONE candidate running for office in the U.S., who appeals to intelligent, sane (non-APD), open-minded voters and that is Tulsi Gabbard. She’s a true uniter and probably the most mentally healthy candidate running. Though I admire a lot of Bernie Sanders’ positions, he doesn’t seem to have the courage to follow through. But I will give him pretty high marks on consistency. No candidate is 100% consistent, but courage can make up for this and Tulsi Gabbard has courage. She also doesn’t get into cat fights that are a waste of time, like most politicians do. She gets into the fights that matter.
Tulsi is great at reaching across the aisle and if elected to the Presidency is the one most likely to be able to pass her legislation, since she appeals to people all across the political spectrum, not just those in her base. She treats those who differ from her with respect. The people who oppose treating those who differ from us with respect are psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists and, unfortunately, we have too many of these in politics!
The moralist psychopath proclaims his high moral standing, and other people are seen as immoral. He wants justice for society. “Hang ’em high” he says about the murderer on the 6:00 news. These may be found in the professions of school teacher, prison officer, religious leader (or devout attendant), manager of an orphanage or hospital for the mentally ill, or similar jobs which require a morally responsible presentation. They may be very quick to exploit corrupt political or social situations as an excuse for being brutal and cruel, political situations like those seen in Nazi Germany, or Apartheid South Africa, which supply a socially sanctioned way to enact their pathology. When this psychopath is not being ‘watched’, he/she often lies, cheats, schemes, corrupts, abuses, deceives, controls, manipulates, and torments, while portraying himself to be the morally upstanding victim when questions are asked. This psychopath is a consummate image maker and will flaunt all credentials and accomplishments, often bullying his/her family into perfect presentation for the public, in order to reinforce his/her position as a paragon of goodness. Gaining admiration, attention, even glances from others, and evoking envy are central ploys. These ‘morally compensated’ psychopaths cannot depend upon love because, like all psychopaths, they have a severe deficit in the area of emotion. Instead, their egos work out a moral system which is fool-proof in any and every situation. The result, as paradoxical as it may seem, is usually a well-developed outward morality but one woefully lacking in love. Such compensated psychopaths continually and at all costs uphold moral conventions, fanatically defending their moral systems. Were they to relax the hold on their moral code, the entire structure might well collapse like a house of cards, revealing their psychopathic nature. It is rather like cooking, a poor cook sticks assiduously to the recipe, while a gifted one can change this and that according to a momentary whim. This psychopath’s saintliness or rigid morality, then, is a cover for an underlying grandiosity, immorality, and sadistic drive to power typical of many psychopaths.
I love Gab, but there are a lot of narcissist bigots there that I eventually have to mute or block. Loree McBride and Melania Trump have infiltrated BOTH the Dem and Republican Parties. I am finding that intelligent, open minded people are a rarity now-a-days. We Libertarian Centrists get attacked from BOTH parties cuz we refuse to take extremist positions. By the way, Republican and Democrat sociopaths, narcissists and psychopaths tend to be extremists and these are the folks that follow Loree McBride and Melania Trump. And, nope, it ain’t just the “crazy” Dems that have sociopaths, psychopaths and narcissists on their side. These vipers will prey on anyone they can and their easy targets are folks who don’t think for themselves and allowed themselves to be gas lighted into extremist positions. It’s like these criminals set up a climate where if you don’t adhere to their extremist viewpoints, they label you with whatever is the group think label for your party affiliation. They like to call all Democrats “crazy” and they like to call all Republicans “racist”. The problem is, you can’t put life into such neat, little categories. But if you’re a sociopath, narcissist or psychopath, you need the categories in order to defame and target your enemies (i.e., those who don’t assist your criminal enterprises). No political party has a premium on virtue, folks, and anybody who acts like their party is righteous in everything it does, is either extremely stupid, deluded or perhaps a psychopath, sociopath or narcissist.
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