You never really know

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by birch, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. birch Valued Senior Member


    warning: disturbing video

    It's easy to take for granted just as in real life, that even online, we really do not know who we are interacting with.

    We tend to forget that. We forget that the people we work with, go to school with, our neighbors and even sometimes our very own family and friends we may not know totally as we might assume. Everyone puts on some type of mask to some degree, not always for nefarious or deceptive reasons but it's a part of life.

    What society tends to be naive about is the very worst sociopaths do not differ in appearance or even act from most other people. Their lives are also not much different either. They also have normal relationships, friendships and family.

    Do you think you could be able to detect such a sociopath or psychopath in real life at face value?
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  3. birch Valued Senior Member


    a computer programmer and a loan officer. carl herold was a much liked computer programming teacher on reddit.

    there were people who said he made a positive difference in their life, how friendly he was etc. of course, most were shocked. they are shocked because they tend to believe the mask.

    sometimes there are very subtle things you can pick up on, especially in person, whether someone is a good or not. in person, you can get a 'sense' of them. most people will have some sort of 'act' of a nice personality regardless etc but it's often the subtle aspects you pick up through intuition that disgust that speaks usually of or more volume of the person's qualities or character that is hidden and that 'normal' act is just the veneer. that sense you just dislike or distrust someone, there is usually a reason.

    that said, not everyone is going to intuit or pick up on even the same info and have the same reaction because everyone also has different internal values as well. so what you may percieve as a bad person or dangerous person another may have no problem with them. after all, birds of similar feathers like eachother.

    this can also work completely in the reverse. even the most evil or dangerous person has the sense of judgement and intuition too and can 'sense' as well as read you. evil people can dislike good people as well for those qualities or on the other hand, be attracted to it to exploit.
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    No, for the most part. If you lived with one you might (or might not) be able to. They aren't all criminal so you might pick up on it if they aren't trying too hard to deceive you.

    A cold-hearted, uncaring surgeon might be recognized as a sociopath. If the psychopath is serial killer, you probably won't know.
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  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member


    It might be selective blindness but how many times has it been mentioned
    "he / she was such a nice boy / girl"?

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  9. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Law and real estate teaches you most have a problem and to be prepared.
    As a real estate agent you get lied to a lot.
  10. birch Valued Senior Member


    there are some very sneaky people in the world. they will do just about anything they can get away with doing. she was only caught because she bragged about it.

    just as i remember that last place i rented a room and that guy i rejected started stealing my food and one time i walked into the bathroom one morning and noticed my toothbrush was already used. it was an electric one that you plug in so no one could make a mistake it for their own as i was the only one who was using an electric toothbrush at the time. i told one roommate about it but brushed it off and just kept it plugged in my room after that.

    the bad experience i had with that sexually harassing landlord about my deposit and he turned it around on me that he was going to call the police and press charges for harassment as if HE was the victim when i still didn't receive it as he had promised after i moved and past the 45 days he legally had room to do so. i know all this was because i turned down his advances. what made it so bad was i was the only one who cleaned that house and i even cleaned the whole house before i left. no one cleaned that place or even took out the trash except for me on a regular basis. this unfairness disgusted me to a point, i can't describe it completely.

    there are unbelievably bad people out there. there are people out there who really do embody the metaphor of evil, the devil or demons.
  11. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    I was given advice on this forum to not go searching the dark web as I might see something I'd really not like.

    And this surface web video could explain why I don't.


    "What goes on in your mind that you hate women and children so much?"
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