Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
1.) Has no conscience.
2.) Manipulates people by “pulling strings” or “pushing the right buttons” .
3.) Is perceived to be “sticky”, “slimy” or “slippery”.
4.) Is a “control freak”.
5.) Is a “serial bully”. Has one main bully target at a time. Once he loses control of that bully target, he feels compelled to find another bully target very quickly to sink his claws into.
6.) Has an exa[g]gerated sense of self-importance, thinking that the world revolves around him. This is known as “egocentricity”.
7.) Is a “fantasist”.
8.) Glares at people with piercing eyes. Women have been known to mistake this for sexual magnetism.
9.) Would unexpectedly say very hurtful things.
10.) Consistently apportions blame to others when things go wrong, regardless of how logically an explanation was given – “whipping boy” – “fall guy”.
11.)Twists and distorts facts to his advantage.
12.) Jekyll and Hyde personality. (Incidentally, Robert Louis Stevenson’s fictional character was inspired by a real life psychopath that he had met but obviously the fictional character was an exaggerated version)
13.) Applies his distorted sense of reality (psychosis) to others, accusing them of faults and weaknesses that are actually his own. This is known as “projection”.
14.) Inability to accept responsibility or blame for his actions. He is always “in denial”.
15.) Can get vicious if cornered.
16.) Spin a “web of deceit”.
17.) Has a “hidden agenda”.
18.) Has a “selective memory” – remembers your mistakes but forgets his own.
19.) Seldom plans for the long and medium terms, believing himself to be immune to the consequences of his own actions.
20.) Takes the credit for other people’s work. This is known as “plagiarism”.
21.) Demands absolute loyalty. Only likes you if you do exactly what he wants, therefore attempting to reinforce manipulation.
22.) Tries to make you feel guilty (“the guilt trip”) if you protest about doing what he wants you to do. For example, saying to you “You are causing me so many problems because of your selfishness.”
23.) Often exhibits an unusually high level of charm. Commonly uses flattery to win people over so they can be manipulated.
24.) May have an impenetrable veneer of charm, or “superficial politeness”, that makes it very difficult to ask pertinent or searching questions that would reveal his true self. For example, he may constantly crack jokes or dwell on pleasantries with no substance, discussing the weather for example. A psychopathic veneer of charm may manifest itself in organi[z]ations by using glossy brochures and marketing that portrays things in an idealistic way that has little bearing on reality – “charm offensive”.
25.) Happy to dish out criticism or abuse – not happy to receive criticism or abuse – “do as I say, not as I do”.
26.) Makes an audible noise when walking around, such as humming, whistling, singing, making duck-noises or clicking fingers.
27.) Uses frequent hand movements when talking.
28.) Gives you a sense of being “talked at” rather than being “talked to” when the psychopath engages you in conversation.
29.) Inability to understand irony.
30.) He can’t be trusted. Breaks promises and breaches matters intended to be in confidence.
31.) Stabs you in the back.
32.) Fakes sincerity with great conviction. For example he may be profusely apologetic, if he is caught red-handed doing some misdemeanor, but then do the same misdemeanor the next week if he thinks he can get away with it. He is incapable of a sincere apology.
33.) Lacks tact.
34.) Is not a team player – he acts autocratically.
35.) Is two-faced.
36.) Hates people who are more talented than he is as it shows up his own inadequacies which he may in turn “project” onto that person.
37.) Flies into a rage over a small problem – “nit picking”.
38.) Lacks any kind of personal depth.
39.) Has a beaming, charismatic and even messianic smile. Any politicians spring to mind ?!
40.) Gets others to do his dirty work – “attack dogs” or “hatchet men”
41.) Changes the rules frequently but denies the inconsistency.
42.) May plunge into detail about something without appreciating that you don’t know the context.
43.) May express anger because you don’t know something that he assumes you know but there is no reason why you should know it and no-one has told you.
44.) Interprets criticism of himself (even constructive criticism) as a personal insult or personal attack.
45.) Expresses anger at emotional outbursts from others.
46.) May use the word “I” frequently in conversation and with emphasis.
47.) May use expressions such as “I’m just looking after number one” or “I was just following orders” as an excuse to justify abuse.
48.) Rarely gets depressed.
49.) Is more concerned about the welfare of an inanimate object than a human being. For example, if he witnesses a person col[l]iding with an inanimate object and hurting themselves, he may be more concerned about possible damage to the inanimate object.
50.) Likes to find out about or observe other psychopaths. For example, likes to watch Hollywood action films with psychopathic characters or read books about psychopathic historical characters such as Napoleon. Perhaps this partly explains why different psychopaths often use similar “scripts” for their deceitful practices
51.) Never remembers his own emotional outbursts or denies having them.
52.) Sees things in black or white – something is either all “good” or all “evil”. Does this remind you of any politicians?
53.) Lectures you endlessly until you agree. For example, think of the tendancy [sic] of dictators to give speeches that go on for hours – this is “extreme lecturing”.
54.) Unusual or abnormal sense of direction.
55.) Has little interest in making any effort to make you feel comfortable, unless he is manipulating you.
56.) They can express remorse when they lose control of someone they are abusing. This is just a form of self-pity as the psycho now has to go to the trouble of “grooming” a new target.
57.) Makes forced loud laughter – belly laugh.
62.) Has an abnormal “startle response” – doesn’t jump or startle when we would. This is documented by professionals, but not well known among the public.
63.) Abnormal sense of smell. Psychopaths may not smell things we can or not as well as we can (olifactory sense). This seems to be verified by research of psychosis variations. Excessive use of colognes, aftershave or perfumes.
64.) Normal people may sense or feel the presence of “evil”. It permeates from the psychopath. We react with nausea, fear, and we often say “Oh, he doesn’t mean that”. It is often intangible and something we can’t really define.
65.) Loves giving explicit details of gory operations or violent incidents that he has heard about, for example in films or on TV.
66.) Thinks that normal rules of society don’t apply to him – he is somehow exempt. He is not concerned with right or wrong for his own actions – only with whether he can get away with doing something without being caught. However he may insist that others adhere to strict rules of his making.
67.) May show an odd fascination with fire, weapons, drugs or alcohol.
68.) Throws out items normally kept. Has no items or discards any with only ‘sentimental connections’.
69.) May have a commanding physical presence.
70.) Drives recklessly.
71.) Obsession with neatness and tid[i]ness.
72.) May be cruel to animals, for example, stamps on worms.
73.) Thinks that it is necessary for someone else to fail for him to succeed. He will often make sure that someone fails by using deceit. A psycho manager may engineer failure in an employee by overloading with work or setting impossible deadlines.
I’m loving those graphics. And I’m loving #53…let us repeat it…
53.) Lectures you endlessly until you agree. For example, think of the tend[e]ncy of dictators to give speeches that go on for hours – this is “extreme lecturing”.
That’s President Barack Obama, pretty much every day. The inquiry is planted in there a couple times, I think, about “does this remind you of politicians?” Why yes, yes it does.
During her “testimony” a week ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed to demonstrate characteristics #1, #2, #3, #6, #7, #11, #13, #14, #15, #18, #19, #22, #27, #35, #44, #52 and #66. Nice job Hill.
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