Psychopathy/Psychopathy and staged events

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Psychopaths tend to impose their lies onto organizations and groups

The psychopath is an impostor. [1] But unlike the prototype of Munchausen type bragging [2] or megalomania the dramatization of psychopathic personalities has a more sinister quality to it.

Intelligent psychopaths develop a play-acting style when they recognize early on that they don't have (most of) the feelings their peers, parents and siblings display; to avoid being left out, to control and deceive. The first thing primary psychopath learn, is to hide their emotionless core and seem "normal". They are constantly watching others watching them to perfect their acting.

“It is only beneath the surface, well hidden from view, that darker tendencies lie.”
Robert Hare,  Paul Babiak [3]


  1. Deutsch, Helene. "The impostor: Contribution to ego psychology of a type of psychopath." The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 24.4 (1955): 483-505.
  2. The historical Munchausen conned and lied without compunction.
  3. Hare, R. D.,Babiak, P. (2006). Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work. New York: Regan Books.