You Can’t “Fix” a Psychopath


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Codependents take note: You can’t fix a psychopath; you can’t fix a sociopath. You can’t fix a narcissist. You can’t fix anyone with cluster  B personality disorder for the following reasons:

Those with antisocial personality disorders (psychopaths are a sub category of ASPD, there is strong evidence they were born that way. Front lobe differences. Communication differences within the brain.

For narcissists, either they were born that way or their condition is a result of childhood neglect or abuse. In essence, their brains were warped as young child. They are so ego centric and needy due to this abuse or neglect that they put themselves first. They cannot stop doing this.

No matter how patient you are with them, no matter how good you are or how much you love them, they will not change for you. They will not change because they cannot change.

Unlike other forms of mental illness, cluster B types can’t get ‘better’ with medication. There is no medication for narcissism, psychopathy or sociopathy.

The only type of therapy available is talk therapy which is next to useless because

a) Type B personality disorders won’t seek help on their own because part of their symptoms are that they believe there is nothing wrong with them, and it is everyone elses fault.

b) Generally, they only wind up in therapy because they are forced to do so, by court of law or desperate spouse.

c) While in therapy, they will utilize their same manipulative, pathological lying behavior to make themselves appear flawless.

d) They will skip out on therapy the second they are no longer being forced to go.

11 thoughts on “You Can’t “Fix” a Psychopath

  1. How true…the person of the above descriptives will only go to therapy because of a) a court-ordered mandate or b) a spouse/family member ordered mandate. When they do go to therapy, unless they are sitting with another person that knows their true personality and can negate their spewed lies, they will vilify their life stories and deceive through the session. These people are manipulative and cunning, to say the least. Frankly, any therapy is moot for them because they can’t be rehabilitated. They are the true dregs of society. Harsh words some might think I’m saying, but then again, I lived with a mother/son team. I’ve seen their destructive ways first-hand. You’re absolutely correct.

    1. Yes, therapy is a game for them, like everything else. And the rules of playing the therapy game are the same as their rules of life; deceiving, lying and minimizing/hiding their faults while accentuating everyone elses’. Psychopaths are the original spin doctors.

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