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The Dark Triad of Personality traits

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by tytlyf, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Audie

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    trump, obviously
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    How about that....you're not always inscrutable.
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Ow!
    Dang it!
    Punched in the knee!
     
  4. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    HAH! Well.. I was wrong about that... like totally wrong. Or was I?

    If anyone has the gumption to tell Audie, I'd appreciate it. ( I think she is ignoring me )
     
  5. Stanyon

    Stanyon RF's Ultra -Square

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    No, you posted a link and gave very little in the way of your opinion/thought. You know it is o.k. to invest yourself personally in a thread you create don't you?
    Assert your personhood
     
  6. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind's Eye

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    Where is Trump mentioned a single time in the OP as you claimed?
     
  7. The Reverend Bob

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    Couldn't be Trump because Trump lacks the intellectual prowess to be Machiavellian
     
  8. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    This thread is about Trump? I'm always the last to know.
     
  9. Audie

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    Are you just ttying to be tiresome
     
  10. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind's Eye

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    Ooooh, spicy! I like
     
  11. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    *throws water balloon full of crocodile urine at Rival's mom*
     
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  12. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    OK. Thanks for the clarification. I don't harm my enemies, and I don't harbor hot anger, although I don't forget. Containment or exclusion is pretty much the way I have handled enemies already, and don't use the word love to describe that. I haven't dealt with an enemy since early 2012. Before that, it was 1999, and before that, 1989. My feelings toward all of those people are the same, and I dealt with them more or less the same - exclusion and indifference - nothing properly called love.

    As I explained to @Rival , it doesn't matter if somebody is family. I expect a certain amount of integrity from those I admit into my inner circle. If you betray me or mine, you won't get a second chance. I am very comfortable with this very reasonable approach to this matter, and really don't understand what "love thine enemies" could possibly mean that makes sense. I'm also not interested in nurturing such people or protecting them from harming themselves.
     
  13. Hubert Farnsworth

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    You obviously have no experience with severe mental illness in people close to you. For instance, my mom has BPD and an explosive, unpredictable temper and mood swings. But its much easier said than done to just cut people out of your life, especially people who have demonstrated that they love you. Of course it's easy for someone with a smooth life and mentally stable family members to offer their unsolicited advice and opinions, though.
     
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  14. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    I didn't intend to criticize or correct you in any way.
     
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  15. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    I think the situation of parents mistreating their children is a special case. I'm not sure if a child can every fully stop loving their parents or the people who raised them. Maybe it's better in these cases for a child not to attempt to stop loving their parent. But also not give them opportunity to do more harm?

    My own personal experience with my parents is tricky. I honestly think that I bring out the worst in them because I represent a polar opposite of who they are and who they want me to be. And so I keep my distance, not just for their own benefit, but for mine as well.
     
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