Are you a ‘good’ victim?

Life Hacker has some decent articles.  Always pretty informative from food to just about anything.

This time around, they pulled an article from Psychology Today about How Psychopaths Choose Their Victims.

I’d like to think I’m not a ‘good’ victim, but you never really know unless you’re ‘profiled’ by a psychopath.  The only thing to do is make sure that you pay attention to your surroundings and be confident when you walk.  Don’t fidget, don’t shy away from looking at people or more specifically, looking them in the eye.  Don’t walk like a victim, walk like you’re confident, even if you’re scared out of your mind.

Head on over and read the whole thing at LifeHacker and Psychology Today:


This week we’ve looked at how effective liars and manipulators work. Knowing how these types operate is a good way to protect yourself from them, but it’s also good to know what attracts the bad folk.Photo by Urban~Spaceman

Jeff Wise over at Psychology Today explains how psychopaths and sociopaths can often detect the behavior of easier victims just by the way they walk


Psychopaths, or sociopaths as some prefer to call them, are well known figures in our culture. We’re fascinated by their predatory relationship with the rest of humanity. Their chilling alien-ness makes them convenient villains in books, film, and television. When we encounter them in real life, we think: There really are monsters roaming the world. But as my own recent experience has taught me, the crimes of the psychopath are not merely a function of the perpetrator. We are not all equally likely to fall prey. Just as psychopaths are a special breed, so too are their victims.

~ by Normanomicon on October 29, 2010.

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