There is evil, in this world, whether people want to admit it or not. They are in our everyday lives, everyday decisions, everywhere you look, but people simply don’t understand evil. Post-modernists say evil is what the environment creates, no person is born evil.
Saying that evil is only created by the environment, is like saying that parasites are created, but this is not true according to professionals. Neuroscience, has been studying evil people, people who have committed hideous crimes. According to experts, they have a different brain pattern and wiring than the rest of the population; they are psychopaths.
Contrary to what the media defines, especially movies and tv shows, psychopaths very rarely tend to be murderers, serial killers, it is very rare and a small percentage of them are extremely violent. Psychopaths are master manipulators, they are extremely charming, they are world class liars, if there ever was a lying competition, they will win hands down. They will lie, steal, use people for sex, drugs, money.
Whether, you are working in any organization of more than 30 people, chances are you will come across them, there are various degrees of psychopathy, from the extreme to the borderline, but one thing is common among them they will use people to get what they want. In an organization, especially where narcissism is prevalent, such as in entertainment, politics, finance you will find plenty of these predators.
Unlike crimes like theft, battery, scam, which are easy to catch and prosecute, psychopaths employ a different tactic, emotional manipulation. These parasites, will destroy people emotionally, now to the casual person this seems absurd, can people be hurt emotionally ? don’t people get hurt emotionally when they have lost or felt someone ? but for these predators, they feel no emotional pain, as they lack empathy. Empathy is what you feel, but for psychopaths they don’t have emotional empathy in their brain, so what they do is they mimic other people to respond to situations, this is called cognitive empathy.
Having lived with psychopaths, I never could understand the things that they did to me, until I started researching this topic, and finally found the right term and definitions to describe them. All these years, I felt manipulated, lied, cheated used by them for their own selfish desires, it’s as if they planted an bomb in my head. Terrorist’s plant bombs to destroy people, psychopaths plant bombs in the mind; however terrorists are prosecuted and face consequences for their action, whereas psychopaths get away with it.