11 Signs of a Sneaky Sociopath

Psychopaths and sociopaths behave differently but both can be just as dangerous. This public service announcement will help educate the reader about the sociopath specifically because sociopaths are both non-violent and violent and use charm and pity to enter your life. There is limited research available on the non-violent sociopath but Dr. Martha Stout, the author of The Sociopath Next Door, does a great job at helping the reader understand how the charming sociopaths operate. Many people have asked Dr. Stout how to protect themselves from the non-violent sociopath. Dr. Stout’s advice to those who want to protect themselves from these social predators is beware of those who use the ‘pity play’ in an effort to appeal to your sympathies.

The Sociopath Next Door is an eye-opening book and highly recommended reading for everyone, especially those interested in criminal justice reform and military justice reform. Research of sociopaths has revealed that the non-violent sociopath has a tendency to abuse the court processes and level false allegations against their enemy in an effort to harm reputations, improve their financial situation, or simply for revenge because you rejected them. Rejection is the trigger for sociopaths. If you find yourself dealing with a vindictive personality, it is best not to engage. If you provoke the non-violent sociopath, it will only make the situation worse. Learn more about the modus operandi of sociopaths to prevent getting entangled in their web of lies.

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We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people have an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt… (Inside Jacket Cover of The Sociopath Next Door)

1 in 25 ordinary Americans secretly has no conscience and can do anything at all without feeling guilty. Who is the devil you know?The Sociopath Next Door


Think you can easily spot a sociopath? Think again. Sociopaths aren’t always the stereotypical “serial killer type” you might be thinking of. These individuals come in all shapes and sizes. Your best friend, significant other, roommate, or family member could be hiding a dark secret. Instant Checkmate compiled the 11 signs of a sneaky sociopath. Ready to learn more? Run a background check on them. -www.InstantCheckmate.com

Sociopaths are experts at presenting themselves as everyday people, so they can be difficult to identify…Unless you know the signs of a sociopath. Sociopathy is also known as antisocial personality disorder. A sociopathic person will typically will have no understanding of right or wrong. There is no treatment for sociopathy. The disorder can be prevented in children who show early signs but among adults, the disorder is permanent. You may know an actual sociopath, though you may not even be aware of it. So what indicators can we look for?

  1. Superficial Charm: Sociopaths often appear to be very charming on the surface in order to manipulate trust.
  2. Narcissism: Sociopaths are extremely egocentric. They believe that everyone should agree with their actions and opinions.
  3. Pathological Lying: Sociopaths will lie in order to create a false persona. They aim to hide their true motives.
  4. Manipulative & Cunning: Sociopaths attempt to find and exploit other people’s weaknesses in order to get what they want.
  5. Shallow Emotions: Sociopaths do not genuinely feel emotions. Many can fake their emotions to fool the people around them.
  6. Lack of Remorse, Shame, or Guilt: Sociopaths do not feel bad about their actions, even if they hurt others.
  7. Incapable of Human Attachment: Sociopaths can’t form genuine relationships with others. They may form relationships in order to appear normal.
  8. Constant Need for Stimulation: Sociopaths may take unnecessary risks that put themselves and others in dangerous situations.
  9. Lack of Empathy: Sociopaths are unable to relate the perspectives or problems of other people.
  10. Impulsive Nature: Sociopaths will exhibit hostility, irritability, and aggression. They act on their impulses without caring without caring about any potential consequences.
  11. Promiscuous Sexual Behavior: Sociopaths are likely to be unfaithful and promiscuous, which is connected to their tendency to get bored easily.

Sociopaths may have problems with drug and alcohol use. They may also have a criminal record related to their behavior. You can get a background check at Instant Checkmate.

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Psychopath vs. Sociopath

The Resentful Stalker featured on Stalked: Someone’s Watching

20140310-231220.jpgDid you watch Stalked, A Virtual Nightmare, on Investigation Discovery tonight? If not, you missed out on an important lesson for those whose on-line presence is a must for the line of work they are in. Tonight’s episode featured a women striving to make it in the music industry. Stalked features different accounts of individuals who have been targeted. Dr. Michelle Ward discusses the different kinds of stalkers. This episode featured the resentful stalker. Once the resentful cyberstalker targets you, they will stop at nothing to see that you are destroyed personally and professionally. The resentful stalker picks you because they want what you have and can’t get it fairly. The resentful stalker makes it their life goal to slander, stir the pot, make things up, make others angry, and mess with your head. If you have PTSD, you are especially sensitive to these kind of attacks because this is how some of the toxic leadership treated military members who reported crimes or unethical behavior. After a few months of this, it will have an impact on you psychologically because after experiencing the abuse over and over, eventually they will succeed in breaking your will. If you are not sure who is doing what to you, it is difficult to address it and do something about it. Once you do learn who is targeting and stalking you, it is empowering and helps give you the will to fight back. This was clearly displayed in tonight’s episode of Stalked: Someone’s Watching on Investigation Discovery.

Jeremiah Arbogast

Latest cyberattack occurred on March 9, 2014

I too have been targeted by a cyberstalker and for months I could not figure out where the coordinated attacks were coming from. I did notice a pattern though. Every weekend something big would happen on-line that would in turn send my PTSD through the roof. Until six months later, I learned who was involved. I was stunned to learn that it wasn’t a complete stranger or one of the many military rapists I call out but instead it was a coordinated effort by a group of people in the “MST Facebook Community.” This was the epitome of betrayal to me. While they were laughing at my demise, I was experiencing increased anxiety, depression, nausea, confusion, and wanting to give up. It drove me mad speculating who was behind the random & coordinated attacks and the constant inquiries from clients and friends asking if I was okay triggered me because I knew that something else was written on-line. I didn’t even want to know what they said. I was so distrustful that I shut down my Jennifer Norris public Facebook page to escape the daily terror which included people pretending to be my friends (moles) or fake clients to outright slanderous, abusive attacks from those who call themselves ‘advocates’. In the background, I created a new private Facebook page and would not accept any friend requests from someone I had never met in my life. I was in protection mode so that I could maintain my strength to focus on my volunteer work with active duty and veterans. It took too much energy trying to figure out who was trustworthy, healthy, and safe. Finally, one day a friend, who knew me well and cared enough to let me know that I was indeed being targeted by a group of people, sent me a conversation she witnessed on Facebook. After reading through it, everything became so clear. I wasn’t being paranoid. People were really after me. I was so relieved to learn this information so I could find closure to this private hell. The lead character in my demise admitted to contacting people and telling them I was bullying him in an effort to discredit me. This cyberstalker was blocked on all social media sites for months in an effort to escape his ill treatment of me and others. How does one bully the supposed victim & stalk someone when they have them blocked on every social media site? He contacted combat veterans, organizations, Facebook pages, Facebook groups, media, movie directors, and Congressional members and proceeded with his smear campaign. Why? What is his motive? Feel bad for the guy in the wheelchair who shot himself and is being bullied by women veterans with severe PTSD? Does that even make sense? But it was working. No one dares stand up to the guy who claims to be the victim and has attempted ‘suicide’ in the past. I guess destroying my character to others pushed me out of what he believed was his calling. I don’t care why he did it. There is no excuse for this hateful & abusive behavior, especially towards another veteran with military sexual trauma. 20140310-233640.jpg Much like the episode of Stalked tonight, it wasn’t until she hit a rock bottom that she finally decided that she was going to take the power back. I did just that when I decided to start calling these ‘internet trolls disguised as survivors’ out. You did succeed in beating me down for awhile but I fought back and turned to the professionals to help me deal with your emotional & verbal abuse and its impact on PTSD. Facebook can be a suicidal trigger for some with PTSD. It wasn’t until I learned exactly who was doing what that I could address it. The truth has set me free. Hopefully, we can prevent them from doing this to others as well.

No More Campaign

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Nomore.org is an organization dedicated specifically to spreading the word that there are absoutely no more excuses for abusing others. We don’t care if you were raped, we don’t care if you have PTSD, we don’t care if your mom just died, you do not have a right to impede on another person’s life in an effort to threaten, intimidate, stalk, and bully them.

Colleen Bushnell Publicly Accuses Advocates of the Very Thing She Does to Others

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Colleen Bushnell Publicly Accuses Advocates of the Very Same Thing She Does

Posted on Facebook by Colleen Bushnell in July 2013

Sound familiar? Both Jeremiah Arbogast & Colleen Bushnell have been bullying & stalking advocates yet saying that these advocates are bullying them. This may be a sign of narcissism as well. Jeremiah actually put the plan down in writing one night on Facebook with his buds. Until NOW, we have not had an opinion of any of these people. They have aggressed upon us at no fault of our own.

How Does One Counter the Impact of Cyberbullying Across State Lines?

Since June 2013, I have been told to ignore the aggressive cyberbullying behavior of Jeremiah Arbogast et al only to have it escalate, harm others, & then watch him be rewarded by organizations and Senators for his deceitful, underhanded ways. While he is getting promoted in media, he is beating down other advocates who never said a word to him. Because he is promoted in media, it means that other veterans may contact him only to be harmed by his sociopathic tendencies and lack of empathy for others. Where does one draw the line?

When the cyberbullies live across state lines and there are a group of them, it is difficult to build a case on any single individual. Therefore, in order to document the abuse, we must endure the abuse from the group collectively. This is not easy to do if you have PTSD especially from Military Sexual Trauma. I was hoping that by ignoring this it would all go away. Until now, I have not had time to deal with this lunacy. But it is worth my time to focus, call it out, and put an end to it for the safety of myself and others.

It is rare that the feds will make cyberbullying a priority in their cases until someone is threatened, harmed, or killed. We are not going to wait until the cyberbullies follow through with threats to harm. It’s bad enough that one of them told me he killed the three men who raped him and someone we believe is Jeremiah sent a text message saying that he wasn’t afraid of my ‘lazy’ service dog. We are going to nip this in the bud before it goes any further. The impact this has on PTSD alone is criminal.

Since there are no clear laws on how to stop cyberbullies across state lines, the documentation will be conducted on-line so as to warn others of their potential to harm. I would recommend remaining quiet so that you do not become the next target. It has literally pushed veterans into bed for weeks at a time; it has a significant impact on depression & feeling hopeless. Both depression and hopelessness lead one to feel suicidal. The guy who uses suicide as his media platform is actually pushing other veterans to feeling suicidal.

The behavior is so abusive and so detrimental to one’s psyche that it can be a trigger for suicide if you become the target or object of their efforts to hurt you, embarrass you, belittle you, etc. They purposefully find ways to trigger your PTSD and hit below the belt because they don’t have empathy for others. Please lay low and take care of yourself while we take them on, endure the abuse, and collect evidence. We should all be able to advocate for our beliefs without becoming a victim of cyberbullying.

You don’t have to say or do anything wrong to become a target. Apparently, if you work hard and really care about the troops that makes you a target. If you have become a target in any way, please let us know and we will post what they have done to you but keep your name confidential.  We will also provide you with support so you don’t feel alone like we did. We know that if you are found out that the retaliation will only get worse and we want to prevent any veteran with PTSD from becoming their next target.

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Adult Bullying in MST Community

One would think that as people mature and progress through life, that they would stop behaviors of their youth. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sadly, adults can be bullies, just as children and teenagers can be bullies. While adults are more likely to useverbal bullying as opposed to physical bullying, the fact of the matter is that adult bullying exists. The goal of an adult bully is to gain power over another person, and make himself or herself the dominant adult. They try to humiliate victims, and “show them who is boss.”

There are several different types of adult bullies, and it helps to know how they operate:

  1. Narcissistic Adult Bully: This type of adult bully is self-centered and does not share empathy with others. Additionally, there is little anxiety about consequences. He or she seems to feel good about him or herself, but in reality has a brittle narcissism that requires putting others down.
  2. Impulsive Adult Bully: Adult bullies in this category are more spontaneous and plan their bullying out less. Even if consequences are likely, this adult bully has a hard time restraining his or her behavior. In some cases, this type of bullying may be unintentional, resulting in periods of stress, or when the bully is actually upset or concerned about something unconnected with the victim.
  3. Physical Bully: While adult bullying rarely turns to physical confrontation, there are, nonetheless, bullies that use physicality. In some cases, the adult bully may not actually physically harm the victim, but may use the threat of harm, or physical domination through looming. Additionally, a physical bully may damage or steal a victim’s property, rather than physically confronting the victim.
  4. Verbal Adult Bully: Words can be quite damaging. Adult bullies who use this type of tactic may start rumors about the victim, or use sarcastic or demeaning language to dominate or humiliate another person. This subtle type of bullying also has the advantage – to the bully – of being difficult to document. However, the emotional and psychological impacts of verbal bullying can be felt quite keenly and can result in reduced job performance and even depression.
  5. Secondary Adult Bully: This is someone who does not initiate the bullying, but joins in so that he or she does not actually become a victim down the road. Secondary bullies may feel bad about what they are doing, but are more concerned about protecting themselves.

Workplace bullying can make life quite miserable and difficult. Supervisors should be made aware of adult bullies, since they can disrupt productivity, create a hostile work environment (opening the company to the risk of a law suit) and reduce morale.

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What is Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Effects of Cyberbullying: These tools can be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar. The impact of cyberbullying on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress are life ending if not addressed.

Notice to Defame and Libel Veteran Advocate* by Colleen Bushnell

*For those who are not educated in legal recourse, when one gives a notice to cease & desist it comes from a lawyer and includes specific examples of how said person is behaving. Notice that Colleen has provided zero examples of said activity because there weren’t any. This behavior fits in with the modus operandi of someone who would also falsely accuse her ex-husband’s parents of sexually abusing her children in an effort to maintain custody.

Notice to Cease and Desist

Ms. Jennifer Norris aka Ms Jennifer ______

working on behalf of the

(MRCC)

CEASE AND DESIST

July 23, 2013

By Certified Mail (Physical address confidential for online communication)
By Email:
CC By Email:

Ms. Jennifer Norris aka Ms. Jennifer ________ (maiden name)

(Physical address confidential)

Dear Ms. Norris:

If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify me of such representation.

You are hereby directed to

CEASE AND DESIST ALL DEFAMATION OF COLLEEN A. BUSHNELL’S CHARACTER AND REPUTATION.

Colleen A. Bushnell is an educated, respected professional in the community. She has spent years serving the community in her profession and building a positive reputation. Colleen A. Bushnell has learned that you have engaged in spreading false, destructive, and defamatory rumors about her.

Under Arizona Law, it is unlawful to engage in defamation of another’s character and reputation.  Defamation consists of (1)  a statement that tends to injure reputation; (2) communicated to another; and (3) that the speaker knew or should have known was false.

Your defamatory statements involved Ms. Bushnell’s work as a grass roots, voluntary advocate for legislative reform regarding instances of military sexual trauma in the U.S. military.

Accordingly, we demand that you (A) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Colleen A. Bushnell and (B) provide prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will cease and desist from further defamation of my, Colleen A. Bushnell’s character and reputation.

If you do not comply with this cease and desist demand within this time period, I, Colleen A. Bushnell, am entitled to seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your defamation. In the event you fail to meet this demand, please be advised that I, Colleen A. Bushnell has retained legal counsel, and will pursue all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees.  Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.

Before taking these steps, however, I wish to give you one opportunity to discontinue your illegal conduct by complying with this demand within ten (10) days.  Accordingly, please sign and return the attached Defamation Settlement Agreement within ten (10) days to Colleen A. Bushnell (physical address confidential for online commmunication).

I recommend that you consult with an attorney regarding this matter.  If you or your attorney have any questions, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Ms. Colleen A. Bushnell

CC: Panayiota Bertzikis, Director, Founder, MRCC

Learn more:
Mary Rose Segovia v. Colleen Bushnell, New York Supreme Court (2011)
Mary Rose Segovia, Respondent, v Colleen Bushnell, Appellant (2011)