The Good News About Men: We Know How to Spot a Psychopath
Serious men know mistakes are costly.
If we are wise and resilient we learn from them. Recently I saw a great quote attributed to Tom Hopkins after he lost his first million dollars. He said, “Never see failure as failure, but only as the game you must play to win.” So… persevere, but to the matter at hand:
We are wise to want to win. Our instincts help us and we should listen to them. Psychopaths and sociopaths can hide easily in bureaucracies. It’s a mistake—there it is again, see?—to think you see them everywhere, but many weak, manipulative men find power hiding in structures that protect them and reward psychopathic or sociopathic behavior. So…
If your instincts tell you a man is shifty, dangerous, malevolent… but he succeeds in spite of those qualities, confide in a close friend and triangulate the man in question. Ask a trusted friend, “You see what I see?” Men have a genius for detecting other dangerous or untrustworthy men. Use your genius to do so and get wise counsel from another man. Then… chart your course out of a bad situation. Get to higher ground and avoid environments that reward bad masculine behavior.
Here are some traits of a psychopath, but look for clusters: Superficial charm, grandiose sense of self-worth, a tendency to lie, cunning manipulation, lack of remorse, emotionally shallow, callous and lacking empathy, failure to accept responsibility, need for stimulation, parasitic, poor behavioral control, impulsive, irresponsible, sexually promiscuous.
Now, watch this lighthearted 14-minute treatment of a serious problem: Psychopathic men.
The best solution for a bad man is a good man. Become a good, capable, man.
Be bold, be authentic, be masculine.
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