3 December, 2020

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Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse

There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way, that we all know certain basic facts, that words mean the same things to you as they do to me. And we assume that we have pretty similar ideas of right and wrong.

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Anders Behring Breivik

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    Deja Vu…

    “We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse”

    Does Sri Lanka have more of these characters.

    VP, LTTE, Sinhala Monk Mahanama Buddhists, etc. Is MR and Gota like Mara belong to this group? Does all the Paras in Lanka belong to this group? They have been killing each other for a long time?

    What about the Wahhabi?…They kill non-Wahhabis.

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    Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?

    They just look and behave like Prabaharan and Gota.

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      Why go elsewhere? Mahinda fits it so well!

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      NV,

      And MARA too!!

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      the most known example (for psychopath and killers) before the lankens is Mahinda Rajapakshe.

      His COUSINs had once said – ” Mahinda is unpredictable”. latter is what I now feel, looking back the way how he handled issues, not decades ago, but in the aftermath of the war (since 2009) -within last 5 years. Can anybody add me any constructive arguments focusing on the promises made to the world immediately after the war is over, war that killed tens of thousands of people, war that created a crime friendly society as we see it today, war that took the lives of leaders that could run this nation much better than MR´s tyrany would do (Lalith authlathmudali, Kadirgamar, Gaminidissanayake etc)

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      N V ;
      Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?.
      I have question to ask from CT commenters as there are many learned intellectuals, like doctors, professors, analysts among them.

      who are Psychopaths: How Can You Spot families or clans of Psychopaths in Sri lanka?

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    Tamils in general tend to be Sociopaths with a sprinkle of Psychopaths such as Prabakaran,

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    The single letter ‘I’, makes all human beings psychopaths & killers. This gets worse when ‘I’ turns into a ‘We’. According to the teachings of the greatest human being ever, the enlightned one, the ‘Buddha’, there are only a handful of normal beings with no dust in their eyes. Find one if you can. If you come across one, please let me know and I will become your slave until I die. Good luck

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      You would not find places without psychophaths & killers in this virtuel world, but if a system would enable keep under control those numbers as to the manner they would not harm the society, there the politicians are considered/seen as done their duties at least to some extent. Buddhist or other forms of quotes are fine and they do help in our day today life, but complete meanings of those wise quotes are far from realities within human beings.

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    Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?—Easy.If they abduct people using vans and drop them off dead or alive.

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    “Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?”

    Oh!!!!! Easy. They either look like David Cameron or his shade of colour…………

    Now it gets worst as SL Cricketers have conquored the World T/20 Cricket Title.
    On seeing the celebrations in the city and even in jaffna, now Ban, Navi Pillay, Kerries, Obamas, Camerons, Harpers all and sundry pro-ltte diasspora Western Politioc making merry off Diasspora money are certain to turn into PSYCHOPATHS…………very soon.
    oh my Pillay the lovable & wonderful of Ban and these Psychopaths do not let the diasspora & Emmanuels flop.

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    Psychopaths: How Can You Spot One?

    Easy.

    Look behind the easy smile of a Sri Lankan, me included, and you will see one. If you want proof take an unbiased look at the goings on of the last 60 years in Sri Lanka and how we as a nation behaved. That is proof enough.

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