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- Con artists – sociopaths - Narcissists
Con artists should never be underestimated. They are experts at gaining the confidence of others...by Martie Coetser.
- Sociopath - Disguised As An Angel
Quick facts about sociopaths: They are characterized by superficial charm, lying, manipulative, lack of remorse/guilt, being emotionally shallow, and lack of empathy, failure to accept responsibility for own actions.
Have you seen the movie Catfish? If not, I invite you to watch this very interesting film (trailer below) and see for yourself how social networking could be scary sometimes and pose a danger to anyone specially the most vulnerable ones.
This poem is inspired based on a true story that is similar to the movie itself where a mentally deranged (sociopath) woman filled her fantasies with lies and deceptions taking advantage of the lonely souls, if not the vulnerable ones. Why catfish? Accordingly, when live cod were shipped from North America to Asia, the fish's inactivity in their tanks resulted in mawkish flesh. However, fishermen found out that putting catfish in the tanks along with the cod kept them active.
Since sociopaths are capable of manipulating their victims using their wit and charm and have the ability to captivate other people to believe in them and make them active in life, it makes them parallel to a catfish. They can create various personae based on the life they fantasize and can very well use their charm to get their victims’ sympathy. They take advantage of the most vulnerable ones.
Sociopaths are sometimes called a bluff, charlatan, pretender, double-crosser, an impostor, a crook, deceiver, shark or barracuda. They have a parasitic lifestyle and are pathological liars. Although sociopaths are people with psychopathic personality, not all of them are criminals. However, they lack a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
There's no known cure for sociopaths but they definitely need professional help. They can suck your blood out. So, beware! Dont be a victim!
"Catfish will try to win your love and sympathy. So, use your common sense". - Dr. Phil
Catfish in a dream?
Catfish in your dream denotes that you will be embarrassed by evil designs of enemies. However, your luck and presence of mind will tide you safely over the trouble. ~ Source: dreamsdreaming
Other poems by CrisSp:
- To The Girl Who Made Her Cry~
Who would understand the challenges of a mother and the choices that her daughter (or son) makes? This poem quite expressed in free verse is an expression of a mother's loving sentiments and of her tender heart's longing for love.
Here’s hoping to bring readers comfort while missing their pets and feeling as though they are still around. And, in honor of our cat Oreo, who left without goodbye but will stay in our hearts with cheerfulness.
- A More Express Life -
Thoughts to ponder:"Too many people buy things they don't need with money they don't have, trying to impress people they don't even like" ~ This is an inspirational hub dedicated to you.
You put her under your spell
With your gentle words
And charming facade
But beneath those beautiful eyes
Is a devil in disguised.
The early signs raised alarm
Your story so wicked yet you sold it
To this foolish child who's blindly in love
And in love she left some broken souls
Leaving in-depth pain of frustrations.
Bereft of moral and values in life
You’re a parent of five pretended a teen
And snatched your prey
With your evil desire to run away
From the ghosts of your past.
Such a heartless creature
You stole her future
Now she’s kept in a cage
What a shame indeed such a disgrace
Living a life full of lies.
In your fantastical sense
You changed your appearance
The color of your hair, even your name
That beautiful name now dastardly owned
By a con artist with a mysterious past - YOU.
Once virtuous child now dimmed with sins
Superficial tears rich with insincerity
Is your weapon to gain some sympathy
And within the walls of dishonesty
Is a life destroyed by your vicious intent.
While the sense of betrayal continues
The tortured souls you have deeply hurt
Will patiently wait for the judgment day
With a hopeful heart, it will soon arrive
Singing praises of the truth to smile about.
The twist and turn of playing games
You’re a slimy, stinking catfish in a pond
Hard to figure like a tangled tussle
Divine intervention promise not to curse
So, here's a prayer instead that you breed nil.
Copyright@CrisSp~TM/03-2013. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~
© 2013 CrisSp