In the cell next to Hannibal Lector is a character named Miggs. Miggs is highly excitable. He speaks and acts almost without thought. He has little or no ability to control his behavior and acts completely and immediately upon whatever impulses he may have at the moment. The character of Miggs is representational of a psychotic.
An example of this comes from a study in Dr. Martha Stout’s “The Psychopath Next Door” in which a covetous sociopath/psychopath with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology but no Ph.D. cons her way using sex into an unearned doctor's position at a psychiatric hospital. Basically sleeping her way to the top, or at least as far as she can go considering her lack of credentials. Jealous of the admiration and professional respect enjoyed by a colleague (a real doctor) she torments that Doctor’s patients, reversing their mental health advances, destroying their lives and their families lives as well, in order to diminish the standing of her colleague. Then she proceeds through deception and manipulation to cast her superior in a less than desirable light.
Also as a reader and commenter reminded me, and in response to which I am adding this section of the posting, is the sociopaths need to seek revenge on any and all who dare doubt them or stand in their way. We have seen this with Walker who was going to not attack the police and firefighters unions with his ACT10 legislation. Until those unions spoke out against Walker's plans and then he attacked those unions along with all the others. When Mr. LaFollette the Secretary of State for Wisconsin delayed signing off on ACT10 until others had a chance to challenge it through legal options, Walker got rid of LaFollette's staff and funding for the office of Secretary of State. Walker even removed a college student from the possibility of achieving a scholarship when that student's name was found on the list of recall signers.
UPDATED 11-2013 http://www.forwardprogressives.com/the-conservative-march-toward-a-society-of-sociopaths/ I came across this today in November of 2013 and added it for obvious reasons. This posting now continues as originally written.
Back when I was slowly dying in the capitol from malnutrition during my hunger strike, I imagined that Walker was either hoping I would just give up and go away, or that he never even knew that I was there. Many members of the GOP used to intentionally walk by me and attempt to torture me by carrying open containers of hot food. A couple of them would just stop and look at me, some smiling some confused perhaps. One person whom I didn't know at the time used to observe me once or twice daily, occasionally taking pictures of me with his camera phone. Only later did I learn that this person was a mid-level staffer for Scott Walker. Apparently he was documenting my slow death to report to Walker, who I imagined must have felt God-like knowing that he held (indirectly) the power of life and slow death over a human being.
People have been removed from their positions because of him and nearly bankrupted. There have been hundreds and hundreds of arrests and detainment's in Madison without charges. University professors are especially vulnerable as they are state employee's and susceptible to the whims of our sociopathic governor. Walker has destroyed the office of The Secretary of State of Wisconsin out of personal spite. Imagine what he could do to someone who was not a politically powerful and well known public figure.