Monday, September 3, 2012

How to Spot a Crazy Person, Sociopath, Psychopath

How to tell if you are dealing with a Psychopath or a Sociopath.. How to tell if you dealing with a crazy person…

Hello, my name is Raymon M. Powers and I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) who is definitely a person with sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies.
I had made the incredibly bad decision to help out a guy that I had originally met at church, and help called himself Shatto Maurice Brown (I later found out that his was real name Maurice Lamont Brown, when I had tried to help him with several life issues ). Most people you or I would meet or deal with aren’t necessarily sociopaths or psychopaths, but that could be because we would never deal with them enough for the sociopathic or psychopathic traits to emerge. I think you have to make it past the "honeymoon stage" or a new relationship or friendship, six months or so, to really know if you are dealing with a sociopath or psychopath.
I have had my share of insane discussions and crazy conversations in dealing with Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown). I could not believe how amazingly Delusional he was, and how easy it was for him to be a Pathological Liar. Little did I understand that I was dealing with a Sociopath or Psychopath – they seem pretty similar. I kept having so many issues dealing with Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown)that I decided to research the behavior that I had witnessed from Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) . I wrote down the behavioral traits and lessons that I had learned for the purpose of this section.
I had read an article during this period of time entitled “Are you dealing with a psychopath?” Since I had been dealing with so much drama and so many issues with Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) as I was trying to help him... I took it as a sign and decided to do some reading. I always figured sociopaths or psychopaths were people who lived in basements, devised plots to blow up buildings and choked cats or something. Surprisingly, this is not the case. Pathological Liars, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths all exhibit certain behavioral traits.
According to these traits, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) who exhibits these same traits. Seriously, the guy has disrespected me, my family, my friends, and continues to try to take advantage and manipulate the people around him, and he belongs in an institution. The scams and fraud of Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) are crimes, and one day the lies and the life of this sociopath and psychopath will catch up to him. In order prevent others from experiencing what me, my family, my friends, and the 20+ people that I have helped have experienced. It is refreshing to now be able to put a label on it now, and understand who and what I was dealing with. I Learned My Lesson, and now it is on my heart to Expose the Truth so that no one else has to experience what we have. 
So… are you dealing with a Sociopath or a Psychopath? Here’s a few common characteristics to help you decide and get the hell out:
o    Sociopaths are some of the most beguiling people you’ll meet: Superficial charm oozes from their pores and they will have you eating it up. Sociopaths are well-liked by many, but often have few close friends. Sociopaths will shower you with stories about their friends and their past, but you will notice they are not in very close contact with these people. Upon meeting a sociopath, it is likely they will be on their best behavior and have you fooled into thinking they are the best person ever, or a close friend. I had considered  Shatto Maurice Brown (real name Maurice Lamont Brown) someone who needed help and someone who in serious need. I was wrong. As my feelings and thinking did, your opinions will change rapidly when the stories do not add up and the lies begin to Expose him for who he really is.
o    Sociopaths exude confidence: Initially, those who deal with a sociopath may find their confident attitude interesting, amusing, refreshing, or fun. Sit tight and after a little while you will discover that they are simply arrogant, narcissistic and think they are smarter/better than you.
o    Lack of remorse or guilt: Sociopaths/Psychopaths can lie, cheat, hurt and use others without feeling the teeniest ounce of guilt. They lack empathy that a normal person would have. If you are dealing with a sociopath/psychopath they will not feel obligated to have integrity, to be honest, or to be faithful. When they lie, no guilt is felt. They are Pathological Liars. They are pathological story tellers and you will begin to see holes in their stories. If caught in a lie, they usually laugh it off as nothing, treat you as if you misunderstood what they said, or I heard things wrong, say they did not say that or twist it all around so that somehow it is your fault. They cannot  accept responsibility for their own actions. No matter what they do – they will find a way to twist it around and place the blame on you. Nothing is ever their fault.
o    Sociopaths lack emotion and exude coldness: Pour your heart out to a sociopath and it is likely you will be met with an eerie blank stare, or a look from them like they do not know how to deal with the situation. If you are lucky they may acknowledge for feelings for a moment, but it will be short lived. Very short lived.
o    Manipulative: Sociopaths/Psychopaths are smart, cunning little people. They know precisely what to say to get what they want. If you suspect something is wrong, they will make it seem as if you are crazy. Sociopaths want nothing more than to take advantage of, manipulate or control you.
o    Impulsive:  Sociopaths rarely plan ahead. They will take quick action to indulge random whims. Excitement or self indulgence is craved 24/7. Their impulsive behavior and selfish behavior often leads to hurting people with no regret.
o    Dark Temper:  Sociopaths will have you walking on eggshells. You never know when the slightest thing will send them into a huge temper tantrum. I guess they enjoy the drama because they feel like it is an environment that they can control.
o    Multiple personalities: Your "friend", partner, or person you are dealing with will seem like two totally different people. One day, they can be sweet and social. The next day a switch gets flipped and they turn dark, upset, angry, or jealous for no apparent reason. Of course they will not tell you why. Their mood swings become a vicious cycle. They will exhibit behavioral traits similar to or exactly like bi-polar disorder or many of the documented personality disorders.
o      Obsessive control:   A psychopath partner may become obsessive about knowing what you are doing at all times. If you miss a phone call by one minute, it could send them into a rage. If you talk to a member of the opposite sex – prepare to face the firing squad. However, they can do whatever they want. If you question it, they get angry. Psychopaths will go through your phone, hack into your email, spy on you and more. Even after you break up, they will devise ways to track you down. You may never be fully rid of them.
o      Sociopaths seek to isolate their friends, partners, etc.: They will keep you from friends and family and make you feel guilty for spending time with others. Slowly, you will find yourself losing friends until your sociopathic/psychopathic  friend or partner is all you have left. That is exactly how they want it. It is all about control after all.
o    Secretive:  Very, very secretive. You feel like they are always hiding something. And of course, they are.
o    They will chip away at your confidence: Sociopaths are smart and know your weaknesses. The idea that you are dealing with or dating someone who treats you so poorly will begin to erode your self-esteem regardless.
o    Your family and friends all want you to get away from this person.
I am naturally attracted to boisterous, witty and overly- charming people. Could this be the problem? Am I a magnet for sociopaths and psychopaths?  I have always known my gravitation towards crazy people was detrimental to my life. I guess I never realized that it is such a hard life lesson.  However, all the people that I gravitate towards possess that same outgoing and charismatic personality. Ugh… I do not know...  maybe it is a pattern.  A very bad pattern... Or maybe it is just a some bad experiences to learn from, and some unfortunate life lessons about the different crazy people that have entered my life.
Acceptance is the first step, right? I just need to be around people that love and care about me, my family, and my friends. This pattern must be broken. These people must be removed from my life and hopefully the lives of the people around me... My hope and my goal is to make sure that these type of people do NOT continue to hurt, manipulate, lie, cheat, steal or take advantage of anyone else.
 Raymon M. Powers