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September 9, 2020 at 3:51 pm #63860sept4Participant
Article about a sociopath gynacologist abusing his patients. This abuse is not in a relationship/love context but I’m posting it as an example of how successful educated well regarded men can be sociopathic too.
Sociopaths/narcissists/abusers are NOT limited to low income people or uneducated people! There are lots of educated successful white collar professionals with this same abusive personality type. In fact some white collar professions even have a higher incidence of sociopathy because the more sociopathic you are, the more successful you will be! For example in business and politics.
So in dating, just because you are dating a successful educated man does not mean he cannot be sociopathic and abusive. These abusers use their success and social status as a FRONT to seem legitimate and trustworthy. Imagine being a clueless woman going on a first date with a sociopath doctor or businessman. Your first impression would be wow he is successful, well spoken, educated, an upstanding person in the community, very well regarded by his peers. Such a person cannot possibly be a liar or abuser right? Wrong unfortunately.
And the abuse pattern is the same: preying on vulnerable people. From the article:
“For many victims, Hadden was their first gynecologist,” she added. “Many of Hadden’s victims did not know what to expect during an OB/GYN examination and were less likely to challenge Hadden when he engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Many didn’t know that his examinations were inappropriate and so returned to see him for years.”
The former doctor allegedly “sought out and abused” one girl who he himself delivered as a baby and “inflicted her with the same abuse he inflicted upon adults,” Strauss said.
Hadden allegedly “used his position as a medical doctor at a prominent university … to make or to attempt to make his victims believe that the sexual abuse he inflicted on them was appropriate and medically necessary,” according to the unsealed indictment.
September 11, 2020 at 12:14 pm #63867Donna AndersenKeymaster
I can verify that plenty of white collar type people are psychopaths. Like my ex husband.
September 11, 2020 at 1:36 pm #63869sept4Participant
Thanks Donna! How was your divorce and did you fight your ex in court?
I made a thread last week about my divorce and how I decided not to fight. Partially because he was threatening me and I was afraid of him. And partially because I knew that he would lie under oath, hide or destroy evidence, hide or squander money, bribe witnesses etc.
So instead of fighting a dangerous and likely losing battle I decided to retreat and choose peace and safety over money. But looking back now that I’m stronger I regret not fighting.
Also the white collar aspect reminds me of the Fotis Dulos case. A goodlooking very successful wealthy businessman who ended up killing his wife after she filed for divorce.
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