Break The Silence

What on Earth is going in the UK ?

Why do I have to go all the way from the UK to Los Angeles University in the USA for some high quality information about psychopaths ? Yes, those people who may have made your life hell ... child abusers, domestic abusers, the boyfriend/girlfriend from hell, bullies in the work place or school. They may be psychopathic in one way or another ... it's important to have people trained in the study of psychopaths - psy-chop-athy - to tell us what is really going on here so we can protect ourselves AND so innocent people are not falsely labelled with the term "psychopath". Yet in the UK I have found a complete lack of this kind of information. There are some very good charities and support groups out there. I would not want to downgrade the work that they do in any way. However psy-chop-athy is an authentic area of criminology - forensic psychology. Why are we not being informed by the Police working together with charities and groups about how to spot and protect ourselves from abusers - psychopaths ?

What is psychopathy?

"Psychopathy is a personality disorder signified by a pattern of lying, exploitiveness, heedlessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy and remorse. Those who are affected may appear normal thus increasing their ability to effectively prey on others.

People severely affected with psychopathy have a false belief in their own superiority, a sense of entitlement and a complete disregard for social norms. They therefore leave a long trail of victims and survivors over the course of living their lives. Their victims include strangers, friends, lovers, co-workers and family members.

Unable to love, feel remorse or show any trace of guilt, they survive by charming, conning and manipulating others. Because they are impulsive and do things that hurt other people, psychopathic individuals are also called "antisocial" by mental health professionals.

Quoted from Aftermath Surviving Psychopathy website.

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