Your “brother” is a sociopath. He has no conscience and never feels remorse or guilt. He justifies everything he does. In his mind, he makes his victim into someone who did him harm.

Sociopaths cannot feel empathy. They are strictly takers and totally selfish. They are unable to feel empathy or guilt — which is what makes them so dangerous.

But they are charming, aren’t they? Most are narcissistic and nice looking. I have had one in my life and I’ve also come across many as a law enforcement officer. They are able to convince almost anyone of almost anything. It’s Impossible not to like them when they are playing their game. When they’ve gotten what they want from someone, they’re simply done.

I hope he doesn’t harm anyone else and I’m sorry you had to go through this pain. I’m sorry. You’re very lucky he chose to get out of your life.

Your article is so very good. Thanks for writing and sharing it. It could help warn a lot of people.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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