My theory is that Cindy Anthony ( a somewhat controlling and critical person who normally pretends like everything is normal, “fine” and in control) violently confronted Caycee Anthony on June 15th, ended up choking her and screaming about the stolen money from the grandparents nursing home funds and subequently threatened Caycee’s parental rights by accusing her of being an “unfit mother”. In retaliation, Caycee left the house with Caylee and something “snapped” in her sociopathic head that led her to act on violent fantasies and delusional beliefs she had already been having for several months (see internet searches), including the idea that she would rather see Caylee dead than have her in her parents primary care and custody. Underlying this thought was the subconscious notion that her life would be much easier and her social relationships (both romantic and with friends) better if she was unencumbered by her role as a single mother, a role she never really wanted at age 19 or 20. The info below describe her antisocial personality (psychopath) to a T. The most dangerous and insidious type of sociopath is the “malignant personality”. They are the type of psychopath that have enough intelligence and social skills to exhibit a relatively normal yet superficial social facade. They are capable of violence when thwarted or publicly exposed, habitually lie, cheat, and steal and can adapt like chameleons to the social demands of the environment they live in. They spend a lifetime learning to be charming and talking their way in and out of problems, dilemmas, and sticky situations of their own making. Their pulse rate and blood pressure remain normal in situations that would typically stress the shit out of the rest of us. The father George’s role? Typically subservient to his understandably stressed out and controlling second wife, Cindy, he is a basically decent guy and a money grubbing shlub (who contributed to their mounting financial debts due to secretive internet gambling, a year long affair with one of the rescue workers, etc.) and who at times lies out of personal convenience and/or “fails to remember” things properly. His recollection of Caycee leaving with Caylee during the day on july 16th while he was watching a cooking show on tv is his most blatant lie, done to cover-up the significance of the kind of overt threats, and other incriminating things that were said between Cindy and Caycee the night before. Statements from Cindy like, “We will take Caylee away from you!” or outbursts from Caycee like, “You will never see Caylee again!!” would be the type of things that George would like very much to NOT remember and thus, was willing to lie about to protect himself, his wife and his daughter. Both he and Cindy refused to take lie detectors tests. The fact that he subsequently contemplated suicide is a strong sign of this internal conflict he carries. Now with Caycee’s charges of sexual abuse……he just adds it to his long suffering shlub plate. Now wait and watch brother Lee’s hair turn prematurely gray/silver just like his father George. Sex abuse, while horrible, is not relevent to this case. Whether Caycee killed Caylee and knew it was wrong and criminal IS the point, and she DID. She is hugely disturbed, but is not crazy. Guilty as charged. Next case. Now can we please flash fry Dr. Drew for getting so out of his league and being such a cloying, pedantic sell-out. Go back to your spoiled celebrity narcissism rave and recovery spa. Please take Nancy Grace with you. She hasnt gotten over her own trauma. No, not her fiance’s death, I mean when she was a kid and someone yanked away her soap-on-a-rope microphone right out of her ham-handed little fists. She would have made a great MC at a lynching. I dont know whose devoted fans I hate more, hers or Glen Becks…..
Psychopath: Whereas we might occasionally tell a white lie, a psychopath’s lying is compulsive. Most of us experience some degree of guilt about lying, preventing us from exhibiting such behavior on a regular basis. “Psychopaths don’t discriminate who it is they lie to or cheat,” says Seto. “There’s no distinction between friend, family and sucker.”
Psychopaths also tend to switch jobs as frequently as they switch partners, mainly because they don’t have the qualities to maintain a job for the long haul. Their performance is generally erratic, with chronic absences, misuse of company resources and failed commitments. Often they aren’t even qualified for the job and use fake credentials to get it. Seto talks of a sociopath patient who would regularly get marketing jobs based on his image; he was a presentable and charming man who layered his conversations with educational and occupational references. But it became evident that the man hadn’t a clue what he was talking about, and was unable to hold down a job.
Psychopaths don’t seek therapy willingly, says Seto. Rather, they’re pushed into it by a desperate relative or by a court order. To a psychopath, a therapist is just one more person who must be conned, and the psychopath plays the part right until the therapist is convinced of his or her ‘rehabilitation.’
Even though we can’t treat psychopaths effectively with therapy, it doesn’t mean we can’t protect ourselves, writes Hare. Willson agrees, citing the most important factor in keeping psychopaths at bay is to know your vulnerabilities. We need to “realize our own potential and maximize our strengths” so that our insecurities don’t overcome us. Because, she says, a psychopath is a chameleon who becomes “an image of what you haven’t done for yourself.” Over time, she says, “their appearance of perfection will begin to crack,” but by that time you will have been emotionally and perhaps financially scathed. There comes a time when you realize there’s no point in searching for answers; the only thing is to move on.
Taken in part from MW — By Caroline Konrad — September 1999
THE MALIGNANT PERSONALITY:
These people are mentally ill and extremely dangerous! The following precautions will help to protect you from the destructive acts of which they are capable.
First, to recognize them, keep the following guidelines in mind.
(1) They are habitual liars. They seem incapable of either knowing or telling the truth about anything.
(2) They are egotistical to the point of narcissism. They really believe they are set apart from the rest of humanity by some special grace.
(3) They scapegoat; they are incapable of either having the insight or willingness to accept responsibility for anything they do. Whatever the problem, it is always someone else’s fault.
(4) They are remorselessly vindictive when thwarted or exposed.
(5) Genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives. They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence. Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.