By psychopathyawareness Recently the translator of my psychopathy blog in Italian, Relazioni Pericolose, has conveyed to me some of the questions that Italian readers have regarding psychopathy. Since I think that these questions are equally relevant to American readers, I’m including below their questions and my answers:
QUESTIONS/ANSWERS ABOUT RELAZIONI PERICOLOSE/DANGEROUS LIAISONS by Claudia Moscovici
Has the psychopath a sort of addiction from emotions? Is his obsession for the preys similar to the obsession that a victim experiences toward him?
Yes and no. The psychopath is, above all, an emotional predator. He (or she, if the psychopath is a woman) gets high on the sense of power that controlling others, and seeing them addicted to him, creates. He also becomes obsessed with hooking new victims, and can invest a lot of energy in getting them to believe the fictions he creates: that he loves them, cares about them, and will give them everything that they want (be it happiness, love, wealth, eternal life, etc.). …read more
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