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Research into the Voice of the Psychopathic Predator


RESEARCH INTO THE VOICES OF THE PSYCHOPATHIC PREDATOR: AN ANALYTICAL CASE STUDY
Kreuter, Eric Anton. International Journal of Psychology Research 7.2 (2012): 109-141.

ABSTRACT

In Kreuter's previous chapters in Advances in Psychology Research (vol.'s 41, 48, and 53), his book: Victim vulnerability: An existential-humanistic interpretation of a single case study (2006), and his chapter, titled Cyber Psycho (2010a) included in a book titled Internet Fraud Casebook, which was republished in Fraud Magazine (2010b), the details of a unique case study of a victim of crime reveal the behavior of a psychopathic criminal, a woman, age 55 (2010) ("Connie"). This chapter deepens the discussion into a new area, that of the observance of multiple dimensions of consciousness within the structure of Connie's personality. Examples are given from the forensic record to demonstrate her shifting, perhaps knowingly, between the dimensions of her awareness, determined through the lens of the researcher, a forensic examiner, and the victim ("Robert"), an airline pilot, who continues to explore details of Connie's life as a way of more fully understanding who she is, why she victimized him, and what could be diagnosed about her personality based on evidence. Upon careful segmentation and comparison of the data extracted from the immense and well-organized pool of evidence, it was concluded that Connie's conscious personality contains uncommon mental pathways, enabling her to exhibit different dimensions of behavior, some of it quite dangerous. Through analysis of her use of language (voices, involving multiple forms of self-reference), a more refined understanding of the psychopathic personality is possible. The present research opens new veins of research in the psychopathic mineshaft. For purposes of this chapter, the names of actual persons have been changed to maintain anonymity. When quoting, pseudonyms have been used.

Some narcissistic individuals appear overtly diffident and often less successful, and are internally preoccupied with grandiose fantasies (Rosenfeld, 1987; Akhtar, 1989). "When asked to relate to his emotions, the narcissist intellectualizes, rationalizes, speaks about himself in the third person and in a detached 'scientific' tone or composes a narrative with a fictitious character in it, suspiciously autobiographical" (Vaknin, 2007, p. 368). "They tend to defend their wounded self-esteem through a combination of idealizing and devaluing others" (p. 39).

Dr. Hans Prinzhorn (1886 - 1933) fully trained in art history and psychiatry, published his work on the study of the art of the mentally ill - Bildnerei der Geisteskranken (1923). Prinzhorn studied the psychology of expression. He described six fundamental impulses directing self-expression, aimed primarily at establishing contact with others. Applying his fifth impulse to the speech of a psychopath, Prinzhorn referred to "...the tendency to imitate or copy" and that there was an undeniable pleasure involved in this achievement (MacGregor, 1989, p. 197). "The aggressive instincts lack discrimination, lack judgment, lack perspective, lack everything but power and a destructive goal" (Menninger, 1963, p. 154).

"Narcissists are addicted to being famous" (Vaknin, 2007, p. 97).37 Being famous endows the narcissist with power and fulfills important ego functions, according to Sam Vaknin, considered a leading expert on narcissism. "Pathological narcissism is the art of deception. The narcissist projects a False Self and manages all his social interactions through his concocted fictional construct" (Vaknin, 2007, p. 365).

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AuthorAffiliation
Eric Anton Kreuter

Cambridge Institute of Psychology and Religion,

Cambridge, MA, USA


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