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Chateau Heartiste has an interesting post on sociopathy rising in America:

Is sociopathy prevalence on the rise in America? According to the author of the book The Sociopath Next Door, it is. American culture has become a breeding ground for sociopaths.

I have written about this increase before as I kind of wonder if we are renaming people as socipaths who really aren’t. That said, I thought Chateau Heartiste made some interesting points about male sociopaths:

Male sociopaths do better with women. This is indisputable. If sociopathy is increasing in America, then we must look to the foundational market of human interpersonal relations — the sexual market — to discover the source of this increasing sociopathy. Quite simply, if more women are more often rewarding sociopaths with their sex, then the supply of sociopathy will increase….

To be a high level player, you have to be blessed with a touch of sociopathy. Without that trait for timely detachment, you will empathize too much with the particular needs and reproductive goals of women. That distracting emotional resonance will hinder your ability to hurt a woman’s feelings and, sadly you’ll discover, rare is the woman who joyfully surrenders her body to a man who is careful to spare her feelings.

So sociopathy has its privileges. But no nation of sociopaths ever put a man on the moon.

We as a society do not want to encourage sociopathy, but that is what we are doing. And, as Chateau Heartiste points out, it is beneficial to the individual in sexual terms, but our society will be made worse for it by being less innovative. But you get more of what you reward, and less of what you punish. Hence, we should expect to see more sociopathy in the future. All the while, women and their sychophants will be muttering “where have all the good men gone” while simultaneously breeding the seeds of sociopathy in some men by their actions and behaviors.

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Many people here know a former article writer and instructor at Pasadena Community College named Hugo Schwyzer. He claims that he was even diagnosed as a Cluster B clusterf#ck, with narcissism and a touch of sociopathy.

He was transparent and phony (at least to me), but it was amazing to see all the women who worshiped him. He was nailing his female students and other women left and right.

Maybe the problem is that America is just getting really maudlin, drama-queenish and downright stupid on average in this age of reality shows and Dr Phil and Kim Kardashian. All you need then is a psychopath who just plays a role - he doesn't even have to be perfect.
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No nation of sociopaths ever put a man on the moon. . . so what? First, only a couple of nations, out of all the thousands in human history, put a man on the moon. Second, has there ever existed a nation of sociopaths? Seems to me that any society would self-destruct in short order if the percentage of actual sociopaths reached a critical level, and that level would be well short of a majority.
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Rhetorical statement. You're taking it too literally.
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Um, a couple of nations? From which self-loathing, America-hating public school system did you graduate?
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I agree: kind of a stupid comparison. No nation full of foot-fetishists has ever conquered polio. No nation of reality TV stars has ever discovered the automobile, as did Karl Benz.

Cool.
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I'm not sure what sociopathy is. From what I can gather, it is not a clinically diagnosed mental disease. Rather, it is a term used to describe antisocial behavior. In other words, it is is a pathology that is described by symptoms to which no underlying cause can be attributed. If you behave in this way, you're a sociopath. We don't know why, you just are.

Let's think about that for a moment. What exactly is socially accepted behavior? I mean, this is distinguishable from morally acceptable behavior--don't like, don't cheat, don't steal, don't murder, don't commit adultery--the Ten Commandments are not written on tablets of stone but on the hearts of men, the old saying goes. We all know morally acceptable behavior when we see it, and morally unacceptable behavior as well.

But what is socially acceptable behavior? If it's just going along with the crowd, then society is at fault for the behaviors it approves of.

Any time you have a culture, a society, that constantly denigrates men and celebrates bad boys, is it any wonder that you willl get fewer of the former and more of the latter? Culture, society, women expect the worst of men and reward the lowest common demoninator.

Seriously, think about it. You got this guy. He plays by the rules, does everything the right way. He goes to school, gets a job, and all he wants is to get married and raise a family. He's laughed at, denigrated, made fun of of, and insulted for it. And more often than not, he is betrayed, abandoned and bankrupted.

On the other hand, you got this other guy who just says to hell with it. I'm going to do what I want. I am not bound by convention, and I don't care what society thinks. I am going to sleep with whomever I want to sleep with, and whatever people say about it is of no concern of mine. This guy is going to get laid by a different woman every night. Is that what makes him a sociopath, the fact that he doesn't respect women who don't respect him?

Isn't the real problem here with society and not with some pathology that cannot be defined? Other than as being born male, that is.

Men are going to do what men are going to do. They will always take the path of least resistance. And as long as women reward them with sex for their "bad" behavior, they are going to continue to exhibit "bad" behavior.''

That is not sociopathy. That is society setting up completely unresonable standards for behavior and labeling men as dysfunctional whenever they don't go along.

When was the last time you saw a woman labeled as a sociopath? A woman who marries to get divorced, so she can pocket the money and take the house, who runs around behind her husband's back so she can slap him with child support for a child that isn't his, is this not antisocial behavior? It completely undermines everything society is founded on. You won't ever hear anyone calling her a sociopath.

But a man who is educated, intelligent, successful; who knows how to dress and conduct himself in public; a man who is charming and debonair; a man who knows how to treat a woman, but who also knows that she's only worth what she makes herself worth--a one night stand in a hotel--well, he must have some kind of mental disease.

Which of the two is more detrimental to society? The man who lives his life, dates women and occasionally goes to bed with them. Or the woman who destroys families, prostitutes herself in the name of marriage, commits serial adultery, forces men to pay child support for children that are not his, uses divorce as a weapon, and makes her own children suffer for her malignant narcissism?

Exactly what is a sociopath again?

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If sociopathy has increased over the past 20 years, why has the crime rate declined over the same period/ The teen pregnancy rate has declined over the same period as well. Drug addiction seems to have declined as well. Would not sociopathy correlate with these objective metrics of social decay? If not, why not?

I am familiar with the "declinist" world-view with regards to American society. Yet, significant improvements in these metrics of social decline seem to not fit the thesis.

Perhaps we are in the calm before the storm and these conditions will significantly worsen in the next 20 years.
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I suspect that "sociopaths" might include men who don't recycle or are skeptical of global warming.
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I agree. The term has escaped its clinical roots (precise definition). I have read socialist Leftists exclaiming that "capitalists are sociopaths!" (ie they wish to politicize the term). Now the term seems to include men who have multiple partners? That is not a defining characteristic.
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Many people here know a former article writer and instructor at Pasadena Community College named Hugo Schwyzer. He claims that he was even diagnosed as a Cluster B clusterf#ck, with narcissism and a touch of sociopathy.

He was transparent and phony (at least to me), but it was amazing to see all the women who worshiped him. He was nailing his female students and other women left and right.

Maybe the problem is that America is just getting really maudlin, drama-queenish and downright stupid on average in this age of reality shows and Dr Phil and Kim Kardashian. All you need then is a psychopath who just plays a role - he doesn't even have to be perfect.
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