Personality Disorders

Page created: 5th February 2019, 9:04 am
The purpose of this section is simply to define the accepted traits of certain personality disorders (PD) that afflict human beings. It's critical to note that diagnosing a PD can be a very tricky thing requiring the skills of highly trained individuals so we must always be vigilant not to simply slap a label on this person or that due to this behaviour or that. Pattern of behaviour is the key for the layperson. I've separated psychopathy and sociopathy here, however the are now commonly lumped together as Anti Social Personality Disorder due to their similarities in definition.

Two takeaways are the intention here:
  1. Outlining the fallacy of assuming that those in power positions, govt, corp or otherwise, are somehow immune to PDs. In fact it's often the opposite as those positions tend to attract folks with PDs and therefore a concentration of people afflicted with PD's can occur.
  2. Given the previous, and I cannot stress this enough, you must understand that there are many in power positions who would just as soon kill you, have you killed or allow you to be killed as know you due to their lack of empathy. They do not care if their actions cause you any harm, you are simply a tool to be used and then discarded when the use need has past. That tool concept also extends into the military: many of the folks in charge of same, both officer and politician, view the soldier simply as a tool and have no compunction about sending any number of them to their deaths, have them inflict death upon others or both.

Psychology Today

Lurking beneath the surface of people who use others to their own advantage is psychology’s “Dark Triad.” Defined as a set of traits that include the tendency to seek admiration and special treatment (otherwise known as narcissism), to be callous and insensitive (psychopathy) and to manipulate others (Machiavellianism), the Dark Triad is rapidly becoming a new focus of personality psychology.

Shedding Light on Psychology’s Dark Triad | Psychology Today

Enlightening read → Confessions of a Sociopath | Psychology Today

Mean People May Be Drawn to Certain Careers, Study Finds | Psychology Today
Narcissists get picked as leaders | ScienceNordic
The 10 jobs that attract the most psychopaths

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