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They are much more manipulative than male psychopaths

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Literary Criticism | The Gothic Wanderer
"I couldn't stand that such unfit people could have authority over me," she complains. "And that was the double injustice of being a young sociopath and girl, too." But the upside seemed clear. Female sociopaths, Thomas on her blog, could afford to be "less influenced by some of the defeating (and self-defeating) lessons that young girls are taught about a woman's place in the world," making them "very successful in their careers." More than anything else, her statement recalled Sheryl Sandberg's proclamation to women in her introduction to that we are "hindered by barriers that exist within ourselves. We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small."

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A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen

Low self-esteem is a commonly found feature in pathological liars. The lie maybe an attempt to feel good about themselves, generally for a short period of time, similar to the effect of drugs & alcohol. The same lie or deceit repeated over and over may create a myth of personal well-being or success or displacement of faults of own failures on others, thus creating an imaginary fantasy protection bubble, which may reinforce self-esteem. Pathological liars repeatedly use deceit as an ego defense mechanism, which is primarily caused by the lack of ability to cope with everyday problems in more mature ways (Selling 1942).

"There are two kinds of empathy," says James Fallon, a neuroscientist at the University of California and author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain. "Cognitive empathy is the ability to know what other people are feeling, and emotional empathy is the kind where you feel what they're feeling." Autistic people can be very empathetic – they feel other people's pain – but are less able to recognise the cues we read easily, the smiles and frowns that tell us what someone is thinking. Psychopaths are often the opposite: they know what you're feeling, but don't feel it themselves. "This all gives certain psychopaths a great advantage, because they can understand what you're thinking, it's just that they don't care, so they can use you against yourself." (Chillingly, psychopaths are particularly adept at detecting vulnerability. A 2008 study that asked participants to remember virtual characters found that those who scored highly for psychopathy had a near perfect recognition for sad, unsuccessful females, but impaired memory for other characters.)

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I once attended a life class. Along with some other creeps – I mean artistic late developers in their mid-forties with an allergy to soap and razors – I tried to render the female form in charcoal against the untidy backdrop of an artroom lit for neurosurgery. The exercise was self-defeating, not least because I felt it would be impolite to cast my gaze in the direction of the model. Looking at her would have forced me to confront the nakedness of my own prurience, a lewdness of appetite capable from early adolescence of extinguishing quite the most sincere desire for aesthetic inspiration. I concentrated on the walls instead, delivering an interpretation of a female hominid that would scarcely have done credit to an alien visitor quite unacquainted with the species homo sapiens sapiens.

Jane Austen: Women, Politics and the Novel

I have preached about this example lately as I feel its the root cause of the hardened women I have been exposed to as a business owner. I feel the problem is in the adult women (something is lost in the mothering bond). I personally enjoyed being a manager throughout my career with a long track record of mentoring many into success, however I do not feel women are ready to rule quite yet until they keep their emotions in check. They truly play an ugly game when they go into high gear. W5 had an excellent show on a successful firm that was destroyed by a new female manger who utilized the divide and conquer principle and broke up a strong team as she ruined a once thriving firm. Once it is underway why is it so hard to bring back?