The usual perception of psychopathy as a drooling deranged figure, easy to spot at a distance, belies the truth. Most of them are at the top of the societal food chain precisely because of their polished outward appearance. Their lack of empathy and ability to make psycho-decisions are filleting the planet's environment, gutting our families and shredding our psyches.
This is a terrific interview of Thomas Sheridan with some memorable lines including the chilling, "most people are unaware when they've been used up and discarded by a psychopath and that includes people who have been manipulated into falling in love with them".
This is the sort of information that should be taught in schools.
There's a memorable retelling of his befriending a Wall Street psychopath who teaches Thomas how to spot the other psychopaths in the office. It's brilliant radio. Here's the blurb from Red Ice Radio's Post.
Thomas Sheridan is an artist, writer and musician from Ireland. His first major book Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath, is a first-person account of the cheats, the charlatans, the liars, the neglectful parents, abusive teachers, two-faced politicians and their Psychopathic Control Grid, tyrannical bosses and colleagues from hell we have all encountered, including the lying lovers who use us then lose us in an instant. Puzzling People takes a look at how the minds of psychopaths work and why, and focuses on what you can do to survive and thrive and ultimately escape forever. In the first hour of this interview, Thomas will talk about the individual psychopath. He'll talk about their consciousness, drive and tactics and will share a personal story of his experience with a psychopath. Thomas will tell us how psychopaths serve as evolutionary triggers and what we need to do to break free of them. He says we are at the cusp where the psycho control grid either tightens or loses control because of awareness. Topics discussed: moral insanity, internal chaos, pathology, invented personae, playing on pity, intraspecies predator, spiritual parasite, the R-complex, managers, promoters, the enlightenment, shadow projection, Joseph Campbell, neurosis, Darwinism and more.