Patterns (and energies) of a psychopath-conman.
Patterns of Marc, a 35-year-old psychopath–conman, with recurring imprisonments (recidivist). Marc has an extraordinary talent to swindle people out of large sums of money.
For a correct understanding of the term ‘subsoul’ that is used in the text, please read my book.
I often see Marc’s patterns in the form of images. I see stories when I sense the patterns. For example, I see an image of a person who’s nervous, and programmed along with this is the feeling that this person wants to prove himself. When I see the patterns in the form of images, I describe them like this: ‘he (Marc) is nervous and he wants to prove himself’.
When I perceive the patterns in the form of concepts, then these patterns are present in the subconscious mind in the following way: ‘you are nervous and you have to prove yourself’. Then I also describe the patterns in this way.
Sometimes there is a combination of a concept and a story in a pattern.
Sometimes, I don’t perceive any images or concepts in a pattern, but I can still perceive the contents of the pattern. Then I get an impression of what is contained in the pattern, although I don’t perceive a concept or see a story or an image. In this case, I describe the pattern in the following way: ‘in situations where he is under pressure, he gets very nervous’.
Patterns for swindling and manipulating
- ‘You only feel good when you are swindling. When you swindle, you are a gentleman, because then you have the other in your power. When you are not swindling, you are nobody. When you are not swindling, you are nothing. When you are not swindling, you are subjected, you are the plaything of society.’ This is accompanied by a feeling of fear of that, hence the swindling.
- ‘You must con everyone, no one may escape it’. He considers it a matter of honour to con everyone. If he doesn’t succeed, he’s off balance, even if one single person escapes, he’s off balance. Then he’ll con someone else as a revenge, as soon as possible and as often as possible and as much as possible, in order to compensate the loss. Everyone must be conned. He can’t live with failure, because everyone must be able to discover what a master-conman he is. If he can’t con, then they don’t know he’s a conman and then there are fewer people who know this and he can’t live with that.
- ‘You can persuade everyone, they always believe you, they can all be persuaded, those incredible dummies, you have them under control’. This pattern is connected to one of Marc’s subsouls that is programmed to put itself with the potential victim (in the programme surrounding the victim). The subsoul has power over the victim (because it’s programmed this way), and causes the victim to carry out the actions Marc wishes to occur. Hence the victims are powerless against Marc and hence the unexplainable power that he has over people. The subsoul also causes people to have boundless confidence in the story Marc serves them up and causes them to believe him unconditionally and to trot out all the money Marc asks them or do whatever he asks them to do. Although a subsoul is something positive, it may be surrounded by patterns, which makes it negative. Black magicians and gurus or healers who are out for power, often have negatively programmed subsouls in their subconscious mind that put themselves with their victims and accomplish things for the black magician or cause the guru to have a huge following.
- ‘You’ve got power, they believe you, they are defenseless’. In this pattern, there’s also an overwhelming feeling of power and of being master over everything and everyone, a euphoric feeling of power and the feeling that nothing can happen to him, that he can’t fail, an overwhelming feeling of self-confidence and success. Linked to this pattern, there are several programmed subsouls which place themselves with people and which make sure that they do everything Marc wants them to do and that they follow his orders unconditionally, just like puppets on a string.
- He sees other people as objects, instruments he can use in order to get money and other things he wants to have. He doesn’t feel like working, he is lazy, he doesn’t want to live in society like the others, which means going to work for a mere pittance. No, he wants to live in great style and he wants to lay his hands on the money he needs in order to do so, without having to make any effort. Therefore he mingles with the rich and he picks out his victims who will provide him with the money or with some other pleasure. He is always on the look-out for potential victims, in whatever group he finds himself. He studies everyone and looks at what he can get from someone. He knows that he will get them where he wants them to be. When he’s chosen a victim, he’ll pal up with him, develop a friendship, pretend to only have the victim’s best interest in mind. He deludes them with a fantastical story. At this moment, one of his programmed subsouls places itself with the other person and arouses a euphoric state of desire and belief in that person. The other already imagines himself to be fabulously wealthy or whatever it is that Marc promises him. Once they have been completely moulded, Marc strikes, and everything goes smoothly. The subsoul has the victims carry out all the actions that Marc imposes on them.
- When he wants to manipulate people, the programmed subsouls control the way he deals with it. At the outset, this is the flattery he has to use, the person he has to pretend to be, the things he has to promise, the important people he knows, etc. The subsoul knows the subconscious mind and the situation of the other person and can therefore determine the right attitude towards this specific victim, so that Marc intuitively applies the right strategy, tailored to the victim. In a further phase the subsouls guide him to apply the appropriate strategy, for example, exerting pressure on the victim, etc.
- Thinking up masterly tricks to fool people. He always comes up with new things to fool people. He contents himself with his own inventiveness, he feels particularly good about that.
- He must swindle. He is unable to stop swindling. He must do it. He gets fidgety when he can’t con for a while. He must be able to do it at a regular pace, if not he is beside himself with nerves. He can only calm down when he can con.
- ‘You must play a nasty trick on people. Only then you can feel good.’
- Experiencing intense happiness when he can con someone. Experiencing intense pleasure when working on his prey. An intense feeling of pleasure when he feels he has power over his prey and he can move it in any direction he wants.
- He sees through situations extremely fast, he immediately has an insight into the ins and outs of the matter and in the way he has to proceed in order to accomplish his goal.
- He devises a strategy to swindle his victims, he makes up structured, step-by-step plans.
- He displays an attitude of friendship and of trust towards people, but meanwhile he has the last step in mind: laying his hands on their money (or whatever his goal is).
- ‘You go through life swindling, there is no other life. You wind up in jail and then you are released once again. And then you go through life swindling. You wind up in jail …’
- ‘You must always steal and cheat, there is no other way.’
- ‘You are locked up, but you are released again. You are always released, no matter how many crimes you committed. Time and time again, you are released, and then you can start over again. You recommence time and again, you can’t get enough of it. You are released time and time again and the good times you’ve had are a welcome bonus.’
- ‘You have to proceed cunningly. First, you have to examine everything very carefully, you first have to ferret out how it all fits together. You remember every detail, you store everything in your memory. You are patient, you prepare everything carefully to the smallest details and when the time is ripe, you strike and you leave your victims to fend for themselves and they are unable to do anything. You always get off scot-free, nothing happens to you.’
- ‘You’ll always succeed (when you swindle), nothing will happen to you, the others are powerless.’ This pattern is connected to a subsoul (that acts under the influence of patterns) that places itself in other people’s subconscious minds and causes them to be naive, not to have the remotest suspicion, and to be helpless after the facts.
- He wants to have control over people, he wants power. He wants to know and feel that he has power over everyone, that no one escapes him. Therefore, he’ll also con people for fun, since he gets a kick every time he notices how much power he has over others and how much he can make them do, and how every time, he gets away with it and can start over again. He is addicted to conning, he gets a kick out of it and he wants to feel that kick as often as possible. He meticulously keeps all the written documents (reports, press articles) about himself and cherishes them as trophies of his successful swindles. The more he gets into the papers, the more his swindle gets out, the prouder he feels about everything he’s done and about the power he has over others, and the more people talk about it, the more powerful and godlike he feels.
- He is unable to keep money, it has to go. Once there is money, it must be spent.
Patterns for lying
- ‘You must lie.’
- He can’t be honest, he must always lie, he must tell something that is not true.
- He must twist the truth, he can’ t bear to tell the truth. He starts to feel uncomfortable when he tells the truth (as if he disappears, as if he no longer exists, as if he sinks away into something).
- ‘The truth is unpleasant, the truth is false, the truth doesn’t help you. You’ll soon find out, the truth doesn’t help you. When you’re honest, you are punished. You must lie, you must tell untruths, the truth doesn’t help you.’
- ‘It’s better to lie than to tell the truth. Nothing can be achieved by telling the truth, you’ll find out soon. Lies are sacred, lies are your truth, lies are the ultimate truth. The truth is achieved by lying, the lies become the truth. In this way you can escape reality, in this way you can create your own world, a world of fantasy becomes reality. A world of beautiful women, a world of hundreds of people lying at your feet, a world in which you are adored, a world where others are your slaves, puppets on the strings that you pull, they fulfil all your desires.’
- Loving to lie, seeing it as a game, loving to take people in, loving it when people believe what he says, since that gives him a feeling of power.
- Getting a buzz from lying, it turns him on, it makes him feel euphoric: as if he can deal with anything, as if he can bend anything and anyone to his will.
- ‘You tell the most spectacular stories, that’s how you make an impression. That’s how you will be admired, that’s how you’ll impress people, that’s how you’ll get people in your power.’
Patterns for a craving for attention
- ‘You must get attention, you must be the centre of everyone’s attention’. When this happens, Marc becomes euphoric, he becomes enthusiastic, he becomes very self-confident, he doesn’t stutter (which he does in other situations). When this doesn’t happen, he goes mad with suffering, he feels unbearably bad, he feels like he no longer exists, he feels destroyed. This is an unbearable feeling, and the only thing that can help him escape it, is getting attention. Therefore he’ll do ANYTHING to get attention, such as pretending to be the attorney-general, or harassing people (stalking), or destroying someone else’s things, or swindling (since then he gets attention from the press), etc.
- ‘The world múst revolve around you, you múst be the centre of attention, you múst be in the spotlight.’
- ‘When you don’t get attention, you are lost. Then you don’t exist anymore, then you are forgotten by others. When you don’t get attention, no one will bother about you’. This is accompanied by an unbearable feeling of misery, therefore he múst receive attention to escape this awful feeling. Thus, he will play all kinds of pranks and behave childishly to get attention and he will speak in a childlike way and make childlike movements.
- ‘Others may not think of anything else besides you. Others may only be occupied with you. Others may not have any other interests and occupations besides you’. When this is not the case, Marc will be annoying to other people or he will bother them in order to get others to pay attention to him.
- He must confirm himself all the time and he must emphasize what he has achieved in order to get the sympathy and the regard of others.
- He can’t be alone, he must have people around him.
- He always feels lonely. That’s why he wants to draw the attention, to get out of the loneliness.
Patterns for the absence of standards and values
- ‘You live day by day. You don’t think about anything, you don’t make any plans, you’ll see where you’ll end up.’
- ‘Nothing matters, the others don’t matter, laws don’t matter. The only things that matter are you and what you want. The only thing that matters is how you want to live and your standards.’ This means living it up and crossing the bridge when he comes to it, not wanting to work and living in great style with other people’s money.
- ‘Do to others what you want, they are nothing but useless objects that you throw away after use. You don’t have to assume responsibility towards anyone, they aren’t worth that much. They are merely useless people that you may use as you see fit.’
- ‘You don’t have to take any responsibility. Back out of any obligation, don’t live according to the rules of society. They can only deprive you of your freedom. Don’t toe the line like those other fools. Show that you are different and that you don’t get trapped in those rules. Show that you are above that and that you do anything you want.’
- Being unable to stand rules and laws. Feeling as if he no longer exists when he has to submit to rules and laws.
- A compulsion to do things differently than what is stipulated by the laws.
- ‘The rules are unimportant, they only make your life a misery. Only you are important, you are central, your happiness is central. Rules only deprive you of your happiness. Break the rules, poke fun at the rules, show the others that you trample on the laws. Show the others that the rules don’t imprison you, show the others how important you are by ignoring all the rules.’
- ‘You didn’t do it, you don’t have anything to do with it. You outright deny any contribution, you deny any responsibility. It’s not your fault, it’s their own fault.’
- ‘You don’t show any consideration for anyone, you are a law unto yourself. You only do what you feel like doing, you don’t yield to anyone.’
- He must walk over other people, he must make another look like a fool, he must provoke others, he must do it differently than what is asked.
- ‘You must get it immediately, you can’t wait, it must happen right away.’
Patterns for a lack of empathy, for egocentrism, egoism
- He wants to feel love for people and be good, but something else is stronger and compels him to behave the way he does.
- ‘Others must suffer.’
- ‘Others do not have any value.’
- ‘You don’t feel love for people, you don’t love people. You hate them for what they do to you, you want to punish them.’
- ‘You can’t feel sympathy and compassion for others.’
- ‘You can’t feel what others feel.’
- ‘You don’t understand what others feel.’
- ‘You don’t feel anything, you don’t perceive anything. You don’t realize that others suffer, you are indifferent to the suffering of others.’
- ‘Take care of yourself, take good care of yourself, always think of your own benefit. Get someone to do your dirty work, use others to achieve your goal. The others are there for you. You’re a god and they are the pawns you use in order to achieve your aims.’
- He can’t think of anything but his own benefit. He can’t imagine nor understand that someone should do something for someone else that is not to their own advantage. That is totally alien to him. He can only do something for himself, he can only act out of self-interest. He can only see his own advantage, he doesn’t know anything else.
- ‘Other people leave you cold, the others are not important. You are important, you are the only one who counts.’
- From dawn till dark, he’s engaged in his own projects and he never gives other people a moment’s thought.
- ‘The values of society aren’t your values, you don’t take the slightest notice of the values of society. The values of society only make things difficult for you. You don’t want to live like that, you’re not cut out for that. You’re a god and you also want to live that way. You only want to do what you enjoy, which is having fun, not working, using others for the buzz and the sense of power it gives you. You are above the law, you do what you want anyway and no one can touch you.’ That’s where the (programmed) subsouls come into action once more and make sure that he always gets off scot-free, that he gets everyone to do his dirty work.
- ‘You can use everybody, that’s your right.’
- He can’t look at people in any other way than as objects he wants to use.
- ‘You must use people’. He clings to someone until they are completely squeezed out and can’t be used for anything else anymore. Then he drops them and goes and clings to someone else.
- ‘You don’t know what other people think, you don’t know what the world of other people is like. You don’t want to know this either. Your life is the only thing that matters, you are the only one who matters.’
- ‘You’re in yourself, you are only in yourself, you don’t feel anything besides yourself, you are only yourself, there’s nothing else.’
- ‘Everything is meant for you, everything belongs to you, you have to take everything from others. When you find that someone else has something, then you must have that and when you can’t, then you have to destroy it.’
- Being absolutely unable to bear that another person has something that he hasn’t, but which he would also want to have. From then onwards, he aims to take this away from the other or to destroy it, so that the other would lose it and would no longer have it either, so that the other person certainly wouldn’t have anything that he doesn’t have. Wanting to destroy something that someone else has, if he can’t have it himself.
- He can’t allow others to be happy. He has to break that happiness in some or other way.
- ‘You are special, you are extraordinary, you are very great.’
Patterns for a urge to be important
- ‘You must be important, that is your primary pursuit. It’s very important to be important, that’s the most important thing in life.’ Together with this, there’s an urge to be important.
- Doing anything to gain importance, for example by posing as an important person. ‘When you’re important, you’re a god. When you’re important, you’ll be honoured.’ The urge to be honoured is also present in this pattern.
- The feeling that no one is on a par with him. Everyone is below him. Not being able to stand that someone would be on a level with him. The others have to be below him. In order to prove this to himself and to the others, he’ll abuse others and manipulate them. If he succeeds, he’s proved he’s better and he can set his mind at ease again.
- ‘You are the centre, no one is more important than you, no one may be more important than you. People who are more important than you, have to be forced to your will, have to be used, have to be destroyed if necessary.’
- An urge for power, an urge for power over others.
- The feeling of being a god and wanting to be admired by everyone. That’s why he tosses off the most spectacular stories.
- ‘When you live in great style, you’re important. When you make the money fly, everyone will see how rich and important you are.’
- Feeling very small and unimportant. This is such an unbearable feeling which he can only overcome by imagining to be a highly placed person.
- Being very small and afraid inside, there’s an intense sadness inside. That can only be overcome by imagining a dream world of greatness.
Patterns for infantile and theatrical behaviour
- ‘Present yourself as a harmless fool. Act like a fool, act hysterically, be a clumsy oaf, be a child. This way no one will suspect who you are, this way you’re safe. This way, they won’t know you and you can strike at the right time.’
- ‘You pretend to be different than you are, they don’t see who you are. That’s important, they may not see who you are. Act, hide behind a screen, then you’re safe. Like this, they won’t know your true intentions and you have free play, this way you can strike unexpectedly.’
- ‘You can’t be yourself, you behave like a madman, like a foolish child. This way they won’t know who you are and they won’t see through your intentions.’
- ‘Show yourself different than you are, hide yourself, pretend to be someone else.’
- ‘Always act, always put on an act, always pretend to be someone else, turn yourself into a different person. This way, no one will know who you are, this way, you’ll be forever hidden, this way, you can strike unexpectedly.’
Patterns for spending his life in hospitals and in prisons
- ‘You’re always locked up, you may be free for a while, and then you are locked up again.’
- ‘You spend your life in institutions and prisons, you’re free every so often.’
- ‘You may not know freedom, you’re locked up.’
- ‘You can’t adapt to society, you steal and you cheat, you are a danger to society. They catch you and they lock you up, but you are released time and again. And then they catch you and they lock you up and you are set free again. And then they catch you …’
- ‘You’ll steal till the end of your life, you are imprisoned till the end of your life. You’ll escape, but they lock you up again, you are never released.’
Patterns for not finding love
- ‘A life without love’ (neither receiving love nor giving love).
- ‘There is no love.’
- ‘Your parents don’t love you, you are unwanted. You are fidgety, you demand a lot of attention. They want to be rid of you, they lock you up.’
- ‘The other children are favoured, you are considered less important, they want to be rid of you.’
- ‘You are an insufferable child, you drive your parents mad, they lock you up.’
- ‘You can’t find love.’
- ‘You take advantage of others, they don’t want you anymore.’
- ‘You always have to affirm yourself against others, you always have to prove yourself. You always demand attention, you yearn for attention, you yearn for the approval of others. You are annoying to others, the others avoid you.’
- ‘You stand alone in life, there are no friends, everyone leaves you to your own devices.’
- ‘You are not appreciated’. This activates another pattern that makes him want to compensate this by playing all kinds of pranks in order to prove himself against others, with the intention of finding appreciation.
- ‘They push you away, they don’t want you’. This activates a pattern that makes him want to draw attention in every possible way.
- ‘There are no family ties, there are no friends.’
- ‘You never get a bond with anyone, every interaction remains superficial.’
- ‘You live superficially, you don’t fit in society, you don’t belong there, there is no room for you in society.’
- ‘You are alone.’
- ‘You have no one.’
- ‘No one loves you.’
- ‘You are cast out.’
- ‘No one helps, you have to fend for yourself.’
- ‘You are lonely and alone, you live in great style and you show off what you have, but you feel empty and lonely inside.’
- ‘You are desperately looking for love, but you don’t find it, love doesn’t cross your path.’
- ‘Substitute for love: sex.’
- ‘You are unable to feel love for someone else. You don’t love people, you don’t love anyone. No one loves you.’
- ‘You don’t have feelings for others, you don’t feel anything for others. You only see how you can use other people.’
- ‘You can’t understand what love is, you don’t know what love is, you can never know it.’
Patterns for a very high self-confidence
- ‘You know you’ll succeed, you know you can do it, you know you won’t fail.’ Together with this, there’s a euphoric feeling of being able to deal with anything, of having everything under control, of being master of everything, a euphoric feeling of being god.
- ‘You can’t fail, you always succeed.’
- ‘You succeed in everything you do.’
- ‘You always feel good, you always feel good in your skin. You are never sad, you always get over everything, you can always deal with everything, it always works out.’ There’s also a (programmed) subsoul that somehow or other intervenes so that things work out.
- ‘You cannot fail, go ahead, you can’t fail.’ Along with this, there is a (programmed) subsoul that steers things in the right direction.
- A subsoul always leads him and tells him what to do in order to achieve his goal. He intuitively gets the right hunches this way.
- When he wants to get information from someone, then a (programmed) subsoul places itself with this other person and forces this person to cooperate. This way Marc always gets the right information. The person (reluctantly or otherwise), releases the (secret) information.
Patterns for low intelligence
- ‘You are stupid’ (suppresses energies of intelligence).
- ‘Your thinking stands still, you don’t reason, you don’t think, you only oversee (= perceive).’
- A chemical process in the brain for processing data in the process of reasoning is absent. Data isn’t stored and therefore can’t be used in processes of reasoning in which various data are compared. As a result, processes of reasoning can’t occur. This pattern can also play a part in the fact that Marc doesn’t learn from experience.
- ‘Thinking stops’. This activates a pattern that blocks the access to data in the brain required for reasoning. The chemicals that want to access a certain address in the brain in order to retrieve data by binding themselves to this data are bounced off at this address. A barrier arises between the chemicals and the data, the process of retrieving data stops.
- ‘You are dead, you don’t live, you are like an animal, you overlook, you see, you perceive, you don’t think, you don’t learn’. This pattern activates a second pattern regarding the functioning of the brain that dictates that no brain processes for reasoning occur. The brain processes stop, Marc can only perceive and these data are stored normally, so that Marc can remember things. So, Marc can only perceive and remember, and he has difficulty reasoning.
- ‘You can’t think’. This pattern causes Marc to be unable to think at the moment he wants to think. The thinking in his head stops, there is no thinking, he can only perceive. There is also a veil of false images that comes before his eyes, so that Marc perceives things that are wrong, and consequently his conclusions are wrong (and this is perhaps why he insists so firmly on being right, since he has perceived other things than reality).
- When Marc wants to reason, when he tries to think or to understand, wrong information enters his mind so that his reasoning is distorted.
- ‘Thinking slowly’. This activates a pattern that causes the brain processes to slow down.
- ‘You may not think, you are an animal, you may only perceive’. This prevents lots of brain processes for intellectual activities from happening, they simply don’t exist.
Patterns for poor self-insight
- ‘You don’t know who you are.’
- ‘You don’t see yourself.’
- ‘You don’t see what you are like, you think you’re a good person.’
- ‘You’re the best, you do everything right, you don’t make mistakes. You’re perfect, you’ve got a compassionate, good character, you sympathize with others.’
- He can’t perceive himself with regard to the things he feels, thinks and does. He always thinks he’s a good person, that he cares about others, that he assesses things correctly, that he can’t fail.
I applied SLT to Marc for some time and I asked him about his qualities. Below there’s a list of the qualities that Marc considered to be his, as well as a description of the energies and (programmed) subsouls that are responsible for these qualities.
I’m very strong verbally
- There’s an energy of self-confidence with regard to language, a feeling of certainty and peace concerning language.
- A subsoul knows the vocabulary, has the talent to express itself in ornate language, passes on to Marc what has to be said (Marc intuitively uses the right phrasing because of this subsoul).
I’ve got a photographic memory
- There’s an energy that feeds the brain when storing and retrieving data.
- A subsoul takes in every impression, both visual and auditory, and can always reproduce the information.
I understand everything quickly
- There’s an energy that feeds the brain.
- There’s a subsoul that knows things, that has an insight in things.
- There’s a subsoul that gives Marc flashes of intuition, so that he has an intuitive idea of how things fit together.
There are things for which Marc does have a talent and that he understands well, in spite of the fact that he has low results in IQ tests. For example, Marc has a talent for legislation and therefore he would like to become a lawyer. He knows the law books by heart. Marc also writes flawlessly.
Some more positive qualities as perceived by Marc are listed below. However, these qualities are the result of patterns and not of energies.
I have the talent to convince anyone
This is certainly something that benefits Marc. However, this characteristic is not the result of energies, but of a pattern, since this characteristic is harmful to others. When Marc wants to convince someone, then one of his subsouls places itself with this other person (the subsoul actually goes and hangs in the vicinity of the other person) and compels this person to do what Marc wants. This subsoul doesn’t do this out of free will, but under the influence of a pattern that surrounds it.
A second subsoul, which is also under the influence of a pattern around it, makes his victim feel like he can trust Marc and that what Marc tells, is the truth.
The subsouls underneath the pattern stand for truth and impact on others, but on a fair basis (i.e. when these subsouls were free and not under the influence of a pattern).
Apart from that, another pattern is active, a pattern of having power over people. As a result, people believe him and he can deceive people into believing anything he wants.
This pattern suppresses energies of having impact on people.
- ‘I do anything for someone who likes me very much’. This pattern causes him to do his utmost in order not to lose this person.
- ‘I treat everyone I meet’. This happens on the basis of a pattern that makes him want to be considered important by others.
- ‘I support certain projects financially’. There is a pattern that causes him to do something for someone else when it’s to his own advantage, when he can somehow or other gain something from it.
- ‘I can solve things that other people can’t solve’. This is the result of subsouls that are under the influence of a pattern and which can make things happen by influencing people. There is also a pattern ‘people bow to you’.
- ‘I spoil women with luxury’. There’s a pattern of wanting to have power over women by making them financially dependent on him. There’s also a second pattern of not wanting to lose them, of wanting to keep up love by providing luxury.
- ‘I help people, also financially, I help people in need, I condemn the fate of ill detainees’. There’s a pattern that says that he’ll help others if he thinks he’ll get attention by helping others or by drawing attention to someone else’s problem.