But is it true that all people have emotions?
What about sociopaths? They have emotions about themselves. However, they do not experience empathy.
They have [emotions], but in relation to themselves, not in relation to others. In fact, such individuals are unable to feel "social" emotions such as sympathy, empathy, gratitude, etc. This may explain why sociopaths are so willing to inflict suffering and pain onto other people without so much of a blink or remorse. For them, the emotions of other people have no meaning at all; they "are unable to construct and emotional facsimile of others." What kinds of emotions do sociopaths have ? They are quick to become angry, are aggressive, irritable, and are very sensitive to shame or humiliation. They are also get pleasure by means of dominance and are exhilarated by this.This trait allows them to lie without remorse, to lie skillfully. However, in our experience dealing with various narcissists and sociopaths, we observe that they have two main weaknesses: 1) They have to keep track of their lies, which may be very time consuming depending on the complexity; and 2) They must deliver appropriate emotional responses to things that they have no (socially appropriate) emotions for.
"Remember this. For every one lie you tell, you have to invent two or three to protect yourself from the first one. Secondly, you've got to have a great memory, because you have to remember 'What have I said previously that could contradict me now?' Neurologically, truthful people don't go through that rationalization process.... Research shows us under MRI scan that when we fabricate, embellish and make things up, we use three parts of our brain. Whereas if you're recalling information [ie: an honest answer], you are only using one part of your brain." ~ Steve Van AperinSociopaths are vulnerable to mistakes in tracking their lies and delivering appropriate emotional responses. These are HUGE disadvantages if EMPATHS (feeling people) would simply clue in and notice. Empaths typically don't clue in because we are not taught about sociopaths and how common they are (approximately one in twenty people). Therefore, we tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. Sociopaths use that tendency to buy time, to fix their mistakes.
Who would have believed that Colonel Russ Williams could do the things he did?
"Although sociopaths are notoriously difficult to diagnose even for a trained psychological professional,the Col. David Russell Williams case has several hallmarks of sociopathic behavior. To friends, families, and co-workers, he seemed to be a successful leader in the community. He was outwardly admired for his strengths and his commitment to community and service were almost too perfect. Given his arrest for a string of crimes including two murders, however, it seems clear that his public persona was nothing more than a mask to hide his true identity. This is protypical behavior of a murderous sociopath. Even more confirming of such a diagnosis would be his actions subsequent to his arrest. You would expect sociopaths when cornered to deny all allegations made against them, scrambling to come up with any plausible explanation for their behavior. A trapped sociopath will seem unflappable, confidently asserting his innocence. He is only half pretending. Ever an optimist, he will have deluded himself into believing that he may still skate away unharmed. In contrast, a truly innocent man would be apprehensive upon his arrest and prosecution because even an innocent man would understand the true danger of his predicament and the possibility of wrongful prosecution. If Col. Williams has seemed largely unshaken by his turn of fortune and confident of his imminent release, this would also be a strong indicator of sociopathic behavior."
The Secret Life of Colonel Russ Williams Exposed, 10/18/10, The Star:
We learned that Williams, 47, had pedophile tendencies, stealing underwear of girls as young as 9 years old during the 82 fetish home invasions and attempted break-ins between Sept. 2007 and November 2009. He broke into 48 different homes in the Belleville-Tweed area and Ottawa. One, he hit nine separate times. And he was good at it.
Sixty-one of the 82 break-and-enters went either undetected or were not reported. He targeted homes where attractive women lived, but as is disturbingly evident in photos of him naked and masturbating in young girls’ rooms, he had other tastes.
Williams took “thousands” of pictures of his crimes, Crown attorney Robert Morrison said, all of which he kept on his computer. The court saw numerous pictures of Williams dressed in the panties and bras he stole, often lying on the beds of his victims, masturbating.
There were photos of him wearing the stained pink underwear of a girl under what looked like his air force issued pants. Morrison suggested Williams might have worn the stained pink panties to work at the base he commanded.
There were photos of him lying in beds surrounded by the stuffed toys and panties of little girls, or of him wearing negligees and camisoles. In all the photos, his expression was stern, as if on parade for inspection.
On New Year’s Day 2008, he broke into a home in the Ottawa neighbourhood where he lived and sprayed semen on a 15-year-old girl’s dresser. He then took a picture of himself with the girl’s make-up brush touching his penis.
“There is nothing to suggest that make-up brush was stolen,” Morrison added to the audible gasps of the family members.
Throughout most of the day, Williams sat with his head bowed low, as though he wanted to crawl under a bench. But he looked at the video screens when pictures of himself in women’s lingerie were posted.
“The offences emphasize his obsessive behaviour,” Morrison said.
There was a pattern to the photos he would take during a break-in: He would first photograph the bedroom of his victim, then the underwear in her dresser. He would then arrange the lingerie neatly on a bed or on the floor, before modeling them and ejaculating.
Williams broke into the homes of his friends and masturbated in their daughter's rooms.
Can you imagine what would have happened if anyone suspected anything and made an accusation? They would be treated like Anita Hill.
UPDATE: We are suspecting a possible limited hangout here. Given his connections to Paul Bernardi, we find these statements a little too definitive:
He had a privileged upbringing, a highly successful career and sadistic sexual urges that would qualify as extreme even by the morbid standards of serial killers.But, actually, we really don't know that this behavior started late in life. That is just the NARRATIVE being presented. There are reasons that some people might want to put LIMITS on the Williams timeline, so that he can not be traced back to any accomplices or people who covered up for him.
Yet for those who track such cases, perhaps the most striking element in the crime rampage of Colonel David Russell Williams, a former Canadian military commander sitting this week in a courtroom in Belleville, Ontario, is how late in life it apparently started, and how quickly it escalated.
According to evidence presented, Williams, 47, began breaking into houses near his own two homes to steal girls' and women's underwear only in the past several years, growing ever more brazen and reckless until he committed his most serious crimes: two sexual assaults in September 2009, a rape and a murder in November that year, and another this January.
See Penny's posts: The Killer Colonel and the Serial Killer Paul Bernardo; and Another Canadian Military Man, More Sexual Assaults
The caption under the six photo montage reads: "Split personality ... Colonel Russell Williams poses in stolen lingerie. He has received the strongest sentence under Canadian law."
Split personality? Who knows all about CREATING MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES IN PEOPLE?
THE MILITARY. They wrote the fucking book.
See Dave McGowan: There's Something About Henry.
Maybe Williams had a handler?
Empaths must learn to recognize sociopaths.
Empaths are emotionally fluent. Sociopaths are not. Emotional responses to everyone outside the sociopath is a learned skill, a second language.
It is important to be able to recognize emotional expressions. The seven basic human emotions are anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise.
It seems that even skilled liars will reveal their true feelings with micro-expressions.
The Eyes for Lies blogger examines various cases. She writes of herself:
Dr. Maureen O'Sullivan from the University of San Francisco, along with renowned expert Dr. Paul Ekman, completed a scientific study called The Wizards Project, which has identified 50 people with an exceptional ability to spot lies after testing more than 15,000 people. They call these people "Truth Wizards". Eyes for Lies is one of the 50 people identified.Highly recommended.
Quick update with Eyes for Lies thoughts on deception clues:
I feel strongly that my two biggest tip-offs that someone is lying are inconsistencies in emotions, and odd word choices. These are what I believe are my two biggest clues.
Next I would have to say is inconsistencies in fact, followed by inconsistencies in personality/character, and microexpressions. The last two being interchangeable.
- Inconsistencies in emotions
- Odd word choices
- Inconsistencies in fact
- Inconsistencies in personality/character
We suspect that sociopaths and social engineers have been studying empaths for a long time, to learn our weaknesses.
We would like to see the empaths start studying the social engineers and sociopaths.
Turnabout is fair play.