“And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, …if it be a son, then ye shall kill him…” (Exodus 15 a., 16 b.)
“Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.” (Matthew 2:16)
While I cannot say for sure that Pharaoh and King Herod were either psychopaths or sociopaths, I can say their actions were of that nature. What is a psychopath and what is a sociopath? In a conversation I had with a psychologist, I gave her my definitions and waited for her to confirm them or to correct them. She agreed with my definitions. A psychopath is born a psychopath and a sociopath is made into a sociopath. That, for our intents and purposes, is really the only big difference between the (2) two. We will from this point refer to our subjects as p/s-path(s).
The p/s-path is a person without conscience and there is no hyperbole. This person is without remorse or sorrow. This person is self centered personified, everything and everyone exists to serve his/her purposes and pleasures. These persons are a god unto themselves and i do not exaggerate at all. The p/s-path can kill his entire family and feel nothing. When caught he would most likely blame his family for making him kill them. Readers, these people are real and they abound. It is estimated by the FBI that (1) one in (25) twenty-five persons is a p/s-path. That means, generally speaking, this ratio can be applied to your family, your friends, your co-workers, and your church. These persons view you and I as a piece of tissue paper. Once we have served a purpose we can be tossed away and never thought of again.
Not all p/s-paths are murderers. Some are politicians, like Harry Reed. Some are C.E.O.s of big business, they are called “masters of the universe” by those around them. And, I’m sorry to say, the p/s-path is at home in a Christ-ian pulpit- Jim Jones, David Koresh, and many others, including some of the “prosperity televangelists.” These are people who can, do, and will destroy lives. This type of person will pass bills that will hurt many. This type will buy a business and terminate all of the employees and he will call it “just business. ” This type will seek to usurp the authority of a church’s pastor by any means necessary and by any means, I mean, even murder. You can gain in sight by reading the history of King David and his son, Absalom.
What makes these persons what they are? For the psychopath – s/he is born without the frontal part of the brain working or fully developed. A car accident could damage this same part of the brain and one would become another person, in the literalness of terms. The sociopath is made by “society’s neglect.” The remake of the film “Halloween” is a perfect demonstration in the making of a sociopath. I am not recommending this film or condoning this film, but it does a service to those interested in sociopathy. This film has very many offensive words in it. [Side note: We are okay with characters being killed and slaughtered, but we are taken aback by a curse word. What does that say? I know not, but it says something.]
Another trait of the p/s-path (more so, the S) is a charming personality or s/he is thought to be charismatic. Charismatic, as in leadership, and not the charismatic faith. This type of person will be followed by many. The many will love and trust him. He, however, will have zero affection for them. Remember he sees tissue paper, where you and I see a Person made in the Image of God. These persons are extremely dangerous to all of us. They are not to be toy’d with.
In “Sherlock,” ( I do recommend) a BBC production, the main man is said to be a “High Functioning Sociopath.” Sherlock may be cold and off putting, but he is not a sociopath. P/s-paths are not to be toy’d with nor are they to be glorified and made “Cool.”
We know a p/s-path. This person is the epitome of wickedness. This person has damaged many lives and hurt many people. If i allowed myself to hate a person, this would be that person. If i had an arch-enemy, this person would be mine. I have heard, it has been said, that if a person were to be given the knowledge of a terminal illness a person would X the p/s-path out. As For me?…I would see this p/s-path in prison.
You could associate the p/s-path with knives, guns, and utter destruction. If this type of person were to be told that a terminal illness has accosted this person’s body, this person would proballey massacre every one, known to this person.
Readers, Take Heed, and be vigilant. If you know a p/s-path be careful not to fall in with them. And remember, you are a tissue and the p/s-path is a god unto, himself.