Making a connection in my observations and readings of psychopathy, and more recently reading about the differences in female vs. male psychopathy, in particular from the case report of Jodi Arias, I can share some aspects of psychopathic inter-partner relationship “game play.” In the case of Jodi Arias, her grandiose sense of self worth was described when she was excited that her IQ was going to be tested. She was excited because she wanted to compare her IQ against that of Albert Einstein’s. Ms. Arias’ father reported, “she thinks it’s close to his [Einstein’s] IQ” (Martinez 2016). (1) This demonstrates a psychopaths belief in their “superior” intelligence. In this respect, Travis Alexander may have underestimated her abilities, as many people may not actually believe the people they are dealing with are quite capable of murder. I think he may have actually believed she was just another “dumb blonde.”
In my personal interactions with female’s whom I believe possess psychopathic personality traits, there is a game that is played. Testing to see if a person would still obey and follow their directions even after being victimized by the psychopath. This maybe witnessed when the female psychopath places demands in the form of requests to the victims. This was demonstrated by a female psychopath who would ask her victims to perform an action by making a request directly of them to prove her effectiveness at social mastery over others, thereby validating omnipotence and self worth. If the victim still obeys, she may snidely smile because this demonstrates her continued possessed reign of power and control over the victim. Humiliating and demeaning the victim, mockery, and staged seductions aimed to dehumanize are also a part of the repertoire of the female psychopathic personalities (see the novel Carrie by Stephen King). (2) In addition, evaluating the children’s fairy tale Cinderella and the personality traits demonstrated by Anastasia and Drizella, Cinderella’s evil step sisters, as well as her evil stepmother can support the type of approaches preferred by the female psychopath. Lacking avenues to leave an abusive relationships, many women and men sometimes and often do stay with the individuals who abuse them.
The intricacies of social games were witnessed in the case of Ms. Arias’ intimate relationships with others. These were all part of her conning and manipulative behavior which monopolized on acts of pathological lying. Her attorney, Kirk Nurmi, witnessed her convincing people to lie for her, including friends, former fellow inmates, and others. “He likened Ms. Arias’ abilities to that of a cult leader. “That Ms. Arias possessed a unique ability to convince people to follow her. That Ms. Arias had the unique ability to convince people that she was telling the truth, without actual poof, simply because she was the person saying it” (Nurmi 2015, p. 204). (1)
Another aspect of control over victims by the psychopath was witnessed in the case of Jeffery Dahmer. The worst and most brutal aspects of his terror of control was taken out on a 14 year old boy, Konerak Sinthasomphone, when Dahmer attempted to make a “zombie” out of him. Dahmer wanted a drone-like individual whom he could command and make stay by his side. By drilling a hole in his head after sedating him, he poured acid into his skull. Found naked and dazed on the street, Milwaukee police found Konerak and returned him back to the hands of Dahmer. The young man would later die. (3)(4)
There is a clear one-sided approach to these actions. A profound lack in consideration for the other person’s wishes and desires as a subject with a voice and opinion all their own. The individual is manipulated either through successful persuasion (sex, drugs, lies) or, in more modern times, through the use of electromagnetic frequency signals. (5)
This aspects of sedating, whether it be through illicit substances or electromagnetic frequency signals, is still an attempt at mind control. Pulling the person into your direct range of subjugation in order to make them your servant or drone or have the events transpire in your personal favor for a more pleasant life experience by thwarting free will and ultimately any conflict from objection and descention.(6) The use of electromagnetics to manipulate and control subjects may have been the stuff of science fiction over 47 years ago, but not today. Attempts at mind control have historically been part of macabre interest of those working in intelligence gathering. It has also been the interest of doctors trying to cure human diseases of the mind. Performing human experiments in attempts to understand hallucinations, illusions, and subconscious awareness through the illicit substance known as LSD has been written and documented at length. (7) (please see the fictional thriller “The Stepford Wives” by Ira Levine, 1972 and “The Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD research” by Stanislav Grof).
There is a direct attempt by psychopaths to maintain control and power over others thereby thwarting castration at any cost. For the female psychopath that I have had personal experience in dealing with there is a need to project and maintain a certain type of image and perception by the viewing public and in this sense their behavior can become and elaborate seduction. By using the analysis of Jodi Arias, female psychopaths maybe more concerned with presenting a certain image to the public, carefully crafting stories which will promote maximum self-benefit for personal gain. These stories, which are nothing more than manipulations based in pathological lies with no supporting evidence to substantiate them are examples of how female psychopaths manipulate and victimize their targets. Lying for maximum self benefit which is designed to bolster self image and defame others is a prevalent theme in female psychopathy.* In addition, consideration needs to be made regarding the use of low-frequency electromagnetic stimulation to the brain and body without the victim’s consent to do so. This element needs to be considered in terms of how a criminal could carry out a criminal conspiracy, much like Jeffery Dahmer, in duping others to believe an alternate theory just as Dahmer did with the Milwaukee police the night Konerak tried to escape.
Yet the men who carry out intimate partner violence (IPV) attempt to maintain control and over power others take another shape. They seem to prefer forms of direct force. Direct brute force that is used to over throw their victims in a coup d’etat maneuver that will quickly and effectively establish and reassign power and control to the psychopath. We witness acts such as these in domestic violence and IPV situations as well as in gang related punishment and warfare. Often times these violent acts lack the sophistication of a well planned attack. As a result, these types of psychopaths may impulsively carry out their actions. One of the major components to intimate partner violence (IPV) is neuropsychological factors such as cognitive deficits and head injury. The inability to effectively navigate and master separation, loss, or castration with verbal linguistic sophistication in communicating with their victims was recognized as a factor in abusive men who carried out IPV.
Considering the aspect of promiscuous sexual behavior, the prostitute and male John, women who sell sex are often the targets of psychopathic men who want to unleash their pent up hostility and anger on to these women. Sometimes at the cost of taking these women’s lives. These women, who are trying to make a living, are targets and victims of men who possess unconscious fixed drives that involve eluding the death instinct. They may also espouse ideology based in myth that promote hate against women. The notion that if a woman dresses a certain way she is “a whore” or if that speaks a certain way she is “an object of ill repute.” Myths that promote violence against women are observed in the phrases, “If she went into that bar alone unaccompanied by a male companion she was asking for it.” There is a notion believed by some men that victims are deserving of their punishment. That if a woman got raped it was “her fault.” These ideologies are tied up in the study of victim blaming.
Cell Phone Implants, Root Canal Surgery, and “Schizophrenia”
“In November 2002, designers at the Royal College of Art in London made headlines after coming up with the world’s first cell-phone implant. Their design involved a small chip that housed a receiver and a transducer. The receiver could pick up mobile phone signals, and the transducer could translate them into vibrations.
Once implanted in a person’s molar, the transducer caused the tooth to vibrate in response to radio signals. The physical structure of the jaw carried the tooth’s vibrations to the inner ear, where the user, and no one else, could perceive them as sound. The implant’s designers held dramatic demonstrations of this principle using a vibrating wand. Participants confirmed that they could hear crystal clear voices through their teeth.
The designers used a wand for the demonstrations rather than the implant itself because the implant did not actually exist. It was a concept, not a real device. In addition, it wasn’t really a phone — it was more like one of the Bluetooth earpieces commonly used today. It had no mechanisms for dialing, storing phone numbers or anything else that a phone can do, other than relaying sounds to the listener. The theoretical implant’s design didn’t even allow the user to speak to the party on the other end of the line.” (8)
This concept has been achieved today and many people who have been implanted with a chip may be describing their experience as “Voice-To-Skull.” They may be experiencing other symptoms and may describe these experiences as techniques or attempts at mind control. Many of these individuals are often the subject of ridicule and are dismissed as “crazy” or touting unsubstantiated claims involving “conspiracy.” Funny that the mental illness known as schizophrenia or even paranoid schizophrenia would have the symptom of “hearing voices” as a character trait attached to it. If one wanted to discredit, defame, or humiliate another how might one go about accomplishing this? Through an elaborate ruse or staged deception, known as a conspiracy to seduce.
In my opinion, this can be viewed as a type of electromagnetic pollution in which the effects known as distal effect cause trickel down to result in mental disturbances and stress related diseases thereby promoting reduced lifespans. This would save the American government a lot of money in federal social security benefits they would be responsible for paying out to the public. Or another theory, a deranged psychopath can randomly select targets to annihilate.
*It is important to note that although women psychopaths have predominately displayed these types of personality characteristics, men can also possess them as well. This is information is only intended to be used as a general guide.
(1) Sarteschi, Christine M. PhD. “Jodi Arias: A Case of Extreme Violence.” Violence and Gender. Vol 4, No. 3, (September 1, 2017), pg. 109-113
(2) King, Stephen. Carrie. New York. Doubleday. (1976).
(3) HLN Network Series, “How It Really Happened” with Hill Harper. The Strange Case of Jeffrey Dahmer. Originally aired March 31, 2017.
(4) Williams, Michelle. “Police Missed Hole In Head Of Dahmer Victim, Jury Told.” Associated Press. The Seattle Times. February 5, 1992. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19920205&slug=1474004
(5) Jacobs, Amber. On Matricide: Myth, psychoanalysis, and the law of the mother. New York. Columbia University Press. (2007) book discusses and theorizes the castration complex from the female vertical perspective of “Mother.”
(6) Levin, Ira. The Stepford Wives. New York. Random House. (1972)
(7) Grof, Stanislav. The Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD research. New York. E.P. Dutton and Company. (1976)
(8) Wilson, Tracy V. “How Cell-phone Implants Work.” April 1, 2007. HowStuffWorks.com