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Posted by: run0emma0run ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 01:22PM

Why Are So Many Religions started by a Psychopath?

Please note: in case you have any questions as to what a Psychopath is please refer to https://psychopathyis.org/what-is-a-psychopath/

I'm referring to a Psychopath in the Scientific definition of a psychopath: meaning someone who does not have a conscience, and has the characteristics listed by Dr. Robert D. Hare, author of the book "Without Conscience: the Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us"

There are 30 characteristics most commonly found in a Psychopath, according to the Hare PCL-R checklist they include:

1. Excess Glibness" or superficial charm
2. Grandiose sense of self-worth
3. Excess need for stimulation or proneness to boredom
4. pathological lying
5. cunning and manipulativeness
6. lack of remorse or guilt
7. shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness) [although they are extremely skilled at PRETENDING and ACTING to mimic emotional responses so that they fool experts]

8. callousness and lack of empathy
9. parasitic lifestyle
10. poor behavioral controls
11. sexual promiscuity
12. early behavior problems
13. lack of realistic long-term goals
14. impulsivity
15. irresponsibility
16. failure to accept responsibility for own actions
17. many short-term marital relationships
18. juvenile delinquency
19. revocation of conditional release
20. criminal versatility

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Posted by: logged out today ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 01:25PM

21. bad orange spray tans

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Posted by: run0emma0run ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 01:52PM

LOL

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 01:50PM

What is baffling to me is why so many people keep glomming on to them, giving them attention and money. Humans are hopelessly stupid as a whole.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 02:09PM

Good Question!

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Posted by: LeftTheChurch ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 03:19PM

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Posted by: ddd ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 07:33PM

The obvious reason: for $$$$$$$.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 05:14PM

1. Excess Glibness" or superficial charm
2. Grandiose sense of self-worth
3. Excess need for stimulation or proneness to boredom
4. pathological lying
5. cunning and manipulativeness
6. lack of remorse or guilt
7. shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)
8. callousness and lack of empathy
9. parasitic lifestyle
10. poor behavioral controls
11. sexual promiscuity
12. early behavior problems
13. lack of realistic long-term goals
14. impulsivity
15. irresponsibility
16. failure to accept responsibility for own actions
17. many short-term marital relationships
18. juvenile delinquency
19. revocation of conditional release
20. criminal versatility



My ghawd !!!

How am I not in jail !!

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Posted by: LeftTheChurch ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 07:05PM

Which ones do you have, Elder Berry?

How would you answer each Q on a scale of
0 = item does not apply, 1 = item applies somewhat, 2 = item definitely applies

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 07:19PM

Yeah, Elder Berry!!

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 08:23PM

Why didn't you start a religion?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 09:30PM

I did!

I’m the only member, but I’ve gone inactive . . .

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 09:35PM

Was it called caninism?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 09:53PM

Did you lie to yourself to pass interviews?

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Posted by: LeftTheChurch ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 11:52PM

Hilarious: you did start your own church, but were the only member and now you have gone inactive! LOL

Lots of responses on this thread are hilarious!

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 02:06AM

I’m glad you’re enjoying the show!

We’ll be here until the millennium…

Don’t forget to tip Gladys!

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 07:24PM

It's the perfect career for that personality skill set.

No product or proof needed. They get to be an authority figure getting people to do whatever they tell them God wants. People are credulous and want to believe in an afterlife. They make perfect "customers" and will pay money for anyone who herds them around and makes them feel part of a tribe. Psychopaths and grifters are there to take advantage.

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Posted by: Run ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 08:08PM

Oh good answer! That's true that no product or proof is needed.
Is this what Fawn Brodie was talking about when she described Joseph Smith's personality? Does anyone have her book?

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 05, 2021 10:57PM

Yes. Her book is excellent.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 11:41AM

Psychopaths and sociopaths make excellent salespeople. I used to be a stock broker and believe me, the finance industry is full of psychopaths and sociopaths.

It’s about staying on course and not caring who you hurt. It’s about selling to sell regardless of how good the product is. You don’t care if you just put a person’s retirement at risk, you have commissions to make.

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Posted by: blindguy ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 01:41PM

Rubicon Wrote:
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> Psychopaths and sociopaths make excellent
> salespeople. I used to be a stock broker and
> believe me, the finance industry is full of
> psychopaths and sociopaths.
>
> It’s about staying on course and not caring who
> you hurt. It’s about selling to sell regardless
> of how good the product is. You don’t care if
> you just put a person’s retirement at risk, you
> have commissions to make.

All of that is true, but it doesn't answer the question of why so many people are willing to believe them. And the answer to that question is because they *want to* believe that what they are hearing is true. This is especially pertinent when you realize how much money people have invested in the U.S. stock market, especially people who don't know the first thing about how a business is run and what it actually takes for one to succeed.

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Posted by: Ynamerom ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 12:43AM

Because it's easier - and more LUCRATIVE - than any other business or racket.

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