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View Diary: "I snapped, shot 3 people, I'm sure," Stidham told police. Police confirm: 3 people dead (323 comments)

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  •  OT, but I recently (2+ / 0-)
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    entlord, wonmug

    read a fascinating investigation of the language used by sociopaths, and they use more "cause-effect" language than non-sociopaths. In their minds, X caused me to do Y makes a lot of sense. He really did try to harm your daughter because she withheld something he wanted, thereby naturally "causing" him to (fill in the blank, there is no behavior too outrageous that can't be explained by being "provoked" in this manner).

    •  exactly; I think it is called displacement whereby (0+ / 0-)

      blame for any act is displaced by them and projected upon their victim, flipping the incident whereby the victim actually is referred to as the perpetrator

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