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Professional Predatory Guardians: The perfect job for psychopaths?

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Our guests this evening: Atty. Lisa Belanger & David Arnold (physicist, Ret.)

We will be discussing a really ugly case of guardianship and what might be the underlying cause that drives this system of human trafficking.

From Psychology Today:

According to the articles on the website of Psychology Today, titled, “Psychopathy” and “PlainSight” psychopaths appear perfectly normal. However, they lack conscience and empathy.

“The most dangerous predators often look harmless — until they strike.”

As explained by Dr. J. Reid Meloy, author of The Psychopathic Mind: Origins, Dynamics, and Treatment, psychopathic serial killers are emotionally disconnected from their actions and, therefore, indifferent to the suffering of their victims. Their ability to dissociate themselves emotionally from their actions and their denial of responsibility effectively neutralizes any guilt or remorse that other people would feel in similar circumstances

Considering the number of victims of predatory guardians, could we really be dealing with the most dangerous individuals in society? Indifferent to their actions? Denying responsibility? No guilt or remorse? 

David Arnold:

In my opinion the power, immunity, and lack of oversight of guardians may be attracting people with dangerous hidden personality traits. This is potentially very serious. However, it would need to be evaluated by someone with the proper expertise in psychology.”

 

 

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