I came across a definition recently.
“Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.”
That could be anyone in ASH or any of the other Anti-smoking Nazi groups?
Or how about
“A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way. ”
“Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed. ”
That pretty much sums ‘em up?
“Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.”
In fact, these are all part of the profile of a sociopath.
Most of the profile is symptomatic of the Anti-smoker.
It explains a lot.