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Why do people believe the psychopaths on Quora?
- They don’t know how subtly manipulative psychopaths are.
People are thrilled that psychopaths are so “pleasant” and seemingly “rational”. They therefore do not want to believe that they are being manipulated.
This makes their statements seem more plausible.
For example, “loyalty” could be twisted to “attachment,” and “conscience” could become “social program.” The “lack of emotions” of a psychopath could be equated with “rationality”. Psychopaths are highly irrational and sometimes have contradictory and illogical language patterns. In addition, they show bizarre behaviors, so they rise, for example. “just like that” from projects and simply mention “that”. Furthermore, they have a fairly narrow field of view. They are not able to see the consequences of their trade. They have a strong desire for crazy and risky things.
One way to reduce cognitive dissonance is to downplay or ignore conflicting information. In this way, people record the easy-to-understand and reassuring narratives of psychopaths and trivialise or ignore unpleasant counter-facts. The harsh reality is that psychopaths among us are changing, in every profession and role (including psychiatry, psychology, medicine and politics), can rise to the top positions of economic and political power, into totalitarian states are responsible. They are therefore virtually undetectable and they manipulate everyone with their applied mask. Nor is there any way not to become the target of a psychopath. If the psychopath sees something that could be of value to him, such as. Money, sex, business relationships, credibility in our group etc, then he aspires to get it. This is an inconvenient truth about our own mental health, which we all want to believe that we would not be a target. Psychopathy is not a reality that we teach at school, and it is extremely worrying to learn about it. I am also deliberately exaggerating it.
Others reveal their psychological deviance only after posting comments that usually appear to be “greedy,” “intelligent” and “friendly,” but soon degenerate into twisted logic or mere insults. Usually they either delete their comments themselves or the moderators delete them. Such individuals encourage ordinary people to believe that psychopaths are “normal” and relatively “nice.”
I have already received death threats. There were games with my contributions. They have been massively altered and provided with sometimes very nasty and integrity-infringing comments.
They even “befriend” the naive and vulnerable in order to impose their malicious agenda through disinformation.
On Quora, I have to remain dispassionate and use facts to represent my case. In contrast, psychopaths can invent or embellish every part of their life story and experiences, and even pretend to have a semblance of emotion when it suits them.
Few friends make the suggestion that a worldview does not accurately reflect reality. Many will double an old worldview with numerous posts and false arguments, because a new worldview is so frightening. In contrast, the psychopaths seem “friendly” and seemingly “threatening”. Because of their popularity, their disinformation in the Quora Digest is almost inevitably encouraged. Because it depends more on popularity than on accuracy and accuracy.
Much more time, effort and research is needed to counter their deception and provide credible answers. This means that psychopaths can effortlessly flood the Quora world with their disinformation.
One of the characteristics of psychopaths is to pretend that nothing has happened. Even if one of their lies is picked up, they carry on as before. Their endless sea of disinformation is likely to displace those who have actually experienced (and are able to counteract their disinformation).
It is important to mention that if we like a psychopath, we have already fallen for his manipulations.Because what we like is a completely different person.
Psychopaths manipulate for many reasons, including power and control to escape boredom, and to entertain and thrill other people.And sometimes psychopaths lie and manipulate for no apparent reason.
Psychopaths present themselves as sympathetic, open, honest and honest (a mask) to gain our trust while interfering with lies and subtle disinformation.They are manipulating us now. They also create doubt and confusion until we don’t know who or what to believe, and undermine and discredit those who see them as a threat (including professional scientists and support sites), with their subtle Allusions and suggestions (dirt campaigns).
About 1% of the general population are psychopaths; 4% of the top company staff are psychopaths (“Company Psychopathy: Talking the Walk”, Babiak, Neumann and Hare).