Would a Psychopath Purposefully Hurt/Be Cruel to Someone Else (for Fun), Even If They Hadn’t Done Anything to Him/Her?

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It is not true that anyone can act this way. Most non-psychopaths will not behave this way. Most narcissists will. Many borderlines will. Histrionics might. Manics definitely will. This is Cluster B behavior.

When normals are cruel, which they often are, there is typically a reason for it. They think it is a good reason, but often it isn’t. I can’t imagine a neurotypical hurting someone out of boredom. That’s ridiculous.

Psychopaths and sociopaths along with narcissists are known for their cruelty. Borderlines can be exceptionally cruel, but they are doing it because they are crazy rather than because they are evil. Narcissists and sociopaths/psychopaths are getting a lot more towards true evil.

I had one psychopathic client in my counseling practice. This young man desperately needed an intervention so he didn’t kill someone for the sheer fun and thrill of it. This man told me that sometimes when he was bored, he acted cruel and mean to people just to have something to do. He acted like this was somehow perfectly justifiable and that there was nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

Understand that sociopaths/psychopaths are often bored. One way to get out of boredom is to be cruel to someone. This will create a lot of tension and drama in the air and will tend to cause a scene. To this type of person, an ugly scene is better than being bored.

 

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9 responses to “Would a Psychopath Purposefully Hurt/Be Cruel to Someone Else (for Fun), Even If They Hadn’t Done Anything to Him/Her?

  1. Jason Y

    People like Jess, and to be honest they’re in all races, would in a heartbeat harass those that did nothing to them, normally using tribalism (or something else) as the excuse. It’s what you call the “bandwagon” appeal. If one person is singled out, for hate, then others want to join in.

  2. Jason Y

    I had one psychopathic client in my counseling practice. This young man desperately needed an intervention so he didn’t kill someone for the sheer fun and thrill of it. This man told me that sometimes when he was bored, he acted cruel and mean to people just to have something to do. He acted like this was somehow perfectly justifiable and that there was nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

    These people need to be killed or at least, taught a lesson, maybe by having their face in a toilet.

    Yeah, those people seem to be in every neighborhood, and of course, many are drawn toward the alt-right – but they could even be Femi-nazis or what could be seen as tolerant police or something.

  3. Jason Y

    What scares me is eventually I might end up killing one of these sociopaths – maybe in some Hostel (movie) scene. But it’s not worth the penalty for the crime.

  4. Jason Y

    Any cops out there? No, I’m not going to do that, not in a million years. This isn’t a threat.

  5. Jason Y

    Understand that sociopaths/psychopaths are often bored. One way to get out of boredom is to be cruel to someone. This will create a lot of tension and drama in the air and will tend to cause a scene. To this type of person, an ugly scene is better than being bored.

    There isn’t much to say here – except that these people (but normally it’s only possible when they’re kids) need their ass whipped Gosh, turns out I’m more a cultural conservative than I thought. 😆

    I mean, really, someone’s fucking boredom as an excuse for cruelty is way out of the line. But you’re definitely right on the money with this one. In fact, a lot of this bullshit about people being racist might really just be a lot of bored psychopaths.

  6. cbg

    “him/her” it should be noted that most psychopaths are male.

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