You might have to read the book to understand the concept. According to the author they can get a real kick out of inflicting psychological pain on others. It is a game for them. They enjoy seeing others squirm before their power to inflict misery. They are not robots with no emotions, they just lack empathy.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <salsunshine@> wrote: > > > > Curtis, this is on my list! But, cheapskate that I am, I haven't been > > able to find a good deal on a used one yet. Glad to hear you read and > > enjoyed it. > > > > On Aug 6, 2006, at 3:11 PM, curtisdeltablues wrote: > > > > > One of the best books I have read this year is called "The Sociopath > > > Next Door" by Martha Stout. The condition is far more common than I > > > had realized, 1 in 25. Only a tiny percentage of them are criminals. > > > > Yep, most never get caught at anything--unless it's perhaps some > > white-collar crime. > > > > > Most just operate in society without a conscience. Wherever they are > > > they take delight in tormenting people. Operating without any sense > > > of the reciprocity that binds the rest of us, their contempt for > > > others leaks out even as they try to fit in and hide their agenda. > > > > Right, most just live for the thrill of tormenting others, in either > > petty or much larger ways, whatever they can get away with. One of > > them is in the White House now. > > > > Seems that that is a misinterpretation of things. Sociopaths just don't CARE. They don't > live to hurt people --people are simply there for them to exploit. > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/