is easier to accomplish on-line. The level of exploitation is all over
the place. Clearly the most dangerous are the Cyberpaths. These
sociopaths, psychopaths -- unwholesome, psychologically scattered
individuals -- can exploit you in truly damaging ways.
Despite common belief, a cyberpath is not always very easily
identified, especially since you cannot see the person "in person." The
more clever, the more intelligent the cyberpath is, the more you will
not become aware of what you are dealing with, until it is too late.
What he (the psychopath) gets he spoils and wastes...
A psychopath, in this instance, the cyberpath, is looking for a way to
fill in his time with empty exploits. They are highly narcissistic, and
the internet provides fodder for them. I have known various cyberpaths,
and they move from victim to victim, seeking people to feed their
endless need for narcissism. When you've found them out, or they tire
of you, they move on to the next victim, or target for narcissistic
Dominance and power are recurring themes in the social relations of psychopaths.
Dominance, power, and having followers are very important to the
cyberpath's need for total adulation and control. Cyberpaths absolutely
bask in adulation, many using pity, in a most conniving way, to get the
attention that they need. Sometimes the way a cyberpath asserts his
control is done subtly.
The psychopath often plays jokes and tricks on others to humiliate them or to assert dominance.
Sadly, many are mistaken about the typical cyberpath. A cyberpath is
not always looking for money or sex, quite often, he or she is merely
interested in taking you along for a ride. I also do not believe that
psychopaths/cyberpaths always know that they are "hurting" you. They
may have a basic knowledge of doing so, but often it can be
indiscriminate. A psychopath typically behaves the same way with
everyone and may have a "track record." Some of them take pleasure
merely in playing the rouse, and not much else. Some psychopaths have
no truly vested interest in your inner emotional state because they
themselves have no empathy. They merely enjoy "pulling one over" on
people. People are merely objects to them.
And to put rest to
another common myth, very few psychopaths are stalkers, because they
have no true emotional connections to anybody. They simply move on to
another person who piques their interests. A psychopath cannot truly
love and therefore cannot become obsessed with another individual. They
are too egocentric, narcissistic, and lack emotional connection to any other human being.
central theme of Don Juan's (the psychopaths's) seductions is not even
the sexual enjoyment, but playing the trick... While he gives no real
love, though he is quite capable of inspiring love of sometimes
fanatical degree in others...
Again, this quote
from Gordon Bank's work, "Don Juan as Psychopath," reveals that the
cyberpath is mostly interested in playing tricks with his prey, almost
in a playful way. To the cyberpath, such things are not really a big
deal, while for the victim, however, it becomes a rather big issue
Many of the victims of cyberpaths enter therapy as a
result of this. Many victims believe themselves to be flawed after an
experience with a cyberpath. Some of them are harrassed by the family
and friends of the cyberpath, which makes matters worse.
is motivated primarily by the need to dominate and humiliate either the
person he is 'taking' or, very often someone connected to a person with
whom he is involved.
Cyberpaths may relish in
another's humiliation, which may appear to us as a certain, perverse
quality. They take pleasure in what we find obscene, because they are
not like other people, they have no true connection to anybody, and are
incapable of feeling real love. Messing with another person's emotions
and life is merely a way to pass the time, pulling one over on you is
fun and enjoyable.
Most of the crimes psychopaths
commit, tend to be "crimes of the heart" and/or "casual cruelty", they
are cruel, manipulative people who leave a trail of broken hearts and
often broken lives behind them.
cyberpaths are common internet liars and predators. Do not be fooled by
someone who tells you that there is such a thing as a "harmless liar."
A liar is never harmless. A person who lies should never be trusted,
and once you find out they've lied to you on more than a few occasions
(or even once), it's time to break it off.
drained what they can from one source, they turn to others to exploit,
bleed, and then cast aside; their pleasure in the misfortune of others
is unquenchable. People are used as a means to an end; they are to be
subordinated and demeaned ...the pleasure they gain from their ruse
often flags once the rewards of deceit have been achieved.
Before long, their true unreliability may be revealed as they "stop
working at" their deception or as their need grows to let others know
how clever and cunning they have been
cyberpath may keep you hooked for as long as they need your
narcissistic supply. Once you start getting "wise" to them, however, or
once he or she begins to tire of you and find that your narcissistic
supply is becoming inadequate, you will soon find out, through some
subtle manuevers, that your absolutely "perfect" future mate is nothing
but a charade.
Some of these con men also relish in playing
more expansive games. For example, once you have fallen in love with
him and accepted a marriage proposal, it is not uncommon for this type
to suddenly send an email explaining that he is dying of an incurable
disease or that he is an FBI agent and has to move to another country,
therefore ending all contact with you. I have heard of this happening
to many women, and often enough, these women are the most fortunate for
not getting involved with these men in real-life. Those who have met a
cyberpath in real life seldom come out unscathed, either physically,
mentally, and/or emotionally. Don't forget to add financially as well.
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