A wonderful book, "People of the Lie" by Scott Peck. You should read it.I remember reading The Road Less Travelled and enjoying and being inspired by it. Wasn't aware of People of the Lie, but a quick scan through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Scott_Peck found this:According to Peck an evil person:- Is consistently self-deceiving, with the intent of avoiding guilt and maintaining a self-image of perfection- Deceives others as a consequence of their own self-deception- Projects his or her evils and sins onto very specific targets (scapegoats) while being apparently normal with everyone else ("their insensitivity toward him was selective" (Peck, 1983/1988, p 105))- Commonly hates with the pretense of love, for the purposes of self-deception as much as deception of others- Abuses political (emotional) power ("the imposition of one's will upon others by overt or covert coercion" (Peck, 1978/1992, p298))- Maintains a high level of respectability, and lies incessantly in order to do so- Is consistent in his or her sins. Evil persons are characterized not so much by the magnitude of their sins, but by their consistency (of destructiveness)- Is unable to think from the viewpoint of their victim (scapegoat)- Has a covert intolerance to criticism and other forms of narcissistic injuryIt's kind of scary how that so completely sums up RECF and ConFools.
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