I think the hardest part in being with a Psychopath is not knowing he's a Psychopath and that is why we are all here, to find answers and validate that such a person exists. Knowing who we are dealing with would enable us to build our defenses. Of course, it's different if your Psychopath is violent, you need to run as soon as you have the opportunity, but what if there are other considerations and running is not an option at the moment, what would you do? If there are no laws can protect us from these Ps, its up to us to protect ourselves. KNOWLEDGE is POWER. I agree with Elizabeth to always think what a psychopath do? maybe in our own little way we can beat them at their own game. Before, we don't know the rules, now we know.
If you say that they don't have a conscience maybe we can condition them like our pets (dogs)to do the right thing. It is a lot easier to walk away from a Psychopath who is not related to us, but what if that is your child or sister or someone you really love and care about? I know it would take a lot from us, especially if we are dealing with our child, we cannot just give up or run away. We cannot always run away from our problems, we need to learn how to deal with it head on!
I am glad for this forum, because not only it educates you, it also have people like you, who can share their experiences or coping mechanisms. Imagine, if we would be able to beat all our Ps in their own game, maybe this will be a much better world.
Elizabeth, I am glad you like my user name, it says a lot about me, but i'm learning!
Edited by Naive (02/09/10 09:35 PM)
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