July 28, 2013

Go With Your Instincts


Thirteen Rules for Dealing with Sociopaths in Everyday Life:

2. In a contest between your instincts and what is implied by the role a person has taken on—educator, doctor, leader, animal lover, humanist, parent—go with your instincts. Whether you want to be or not, you are a constant observer of human behavior, and your unfiltered impressions, though alarming and seemingly outlandish, may well help you out if you will let them. Your best self understands, without being told, that impressive and moral-sounding labels do not bestow conscience on anyone who did not have it to begin with.

H/T: Martha Stout of The Sociopath Next Door

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