Glimpse into the mind of a child killer

Ryan Brunn of Georgia was convicted of murdering a young girl, Jorelys Rivera, last December. After he was sentenced, he gave a three-hour interview to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Story and video:

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You write some brilliant posts IMO.
it’s about values. They don’t have the same values that we do. When we study spaths, the first thing to know is that they simply don’t have the same values as we do. They believe that causing others to suffer is paramount.

I think the reason it’s hard to remember this is because they do have one other value: their mask. They mirror our values with a mask. This is the most effective way they can get us to care about them enough to suffer when they destroy themselves.

My old spath always was telling me how he was about to lose his job, over and over again. I could never figure out if he was (really in jeopardy at work) or another pity ploy. Poor me, work is SO hard, I have no idea what it’s like. He told me he wanted to kill himself once. Scared the heck out of me. Yet, I would suffer and he would wake up the next day like no big deal. Same with rage attacks. He would be wildly angry in a disproportionate way to “what was wrong.” and wake up the next morning with amnesia. I would say Un,uh this is not gonna fly, you owe an apology and he would make me suffer with the silent treatment for a week or so until I, yes me, would say something stupid like, “Sorry I made you mad.” Hence, the vicious cycle set up of backward relating.
Yes, it’s all backwards, and I know you’ll never be able to relate to it, but that is what they do and how they think. He was determined to see MY concern for him. In the end, it was the most important thing for him, that I suffer at the thought of HIS pain. totally f—ed up.

Add to this that they will rarely show concern for us. If so it’s usually empty words with no behavior that backs up the words.

thank you for your compliment.
You made me laugh when you said, “Sorry I made you mad”.
I know I shouldn’t laugh, but I’ve been there, done that! You nailed it.

The reason I have spent so much time thinking about what motivates the spaths is because my spath took every minute of 25.5 years from me. He poisoned me so I was sick. I didn’t have kids, no job, spent all my money, didn’t socialize. I need to gain something from that time he took. Understanding is all that is left. I have to understand to make it have meaning.

Spaths are living in what seems to be a movie production. They are the star and WE have to care deeply about what happens to the main character. They are story driven characters so they need an audience. Without an audience, they don’t even exist.

Drama is their staple for getting attention. and it’s a red flag for us!

There is a new show that started on Investigation Discovery last Monday at 10 PM.

It’s called Killer Kids.

I watched it. It was new information and new stories, not a re-hash of many famous cases. I was impressed by how well done it was. It was not the predictable formula that many of these true-crime shows have.

It may be a Canadian show.

G1S, I can’t watch these types of shows, anymore – at least, not for a while.

I used to watch Discovery ID programs, often. Once again, it may have been in an effort to “understand” sociopathy and WHY people do what they choose to do, etc. Now, I can’t watch them because this second exspath is so over the top that it’s going to take me a good while to process the Truth and move forward on my healing path.

My attorney said to me that mine was the worst case, by far, that she had ever seen in her career. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I’m going to be a little kinder to myself as I’m healing. 🙂

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