Saturday, August 9, 2014
I'm not just talking about the hospital. One great thing about my job (there are some!) is that I can easily recognize psychopaths in the general population. (Or do I just think they are everywhere?)
I was chatting with a friend after gym class. I noticed a man cut through the parking lot, smoking. Just a weird angle to walk, plus he walked right through some bushes. Didn't seem to notice them. Most people would step over them or around them. He entered a store. A few minutes later, we heard roaring. He kept kicking a garbage can. Finally he walked onward.
As soon as I saw him walking and the way he processed his surroundings, I knew he was troubled. There was nothing that could have happened inside the store in a few minutes that would have merited such a loud, violent response. He showed no regard for his own safety in repeatedly kicking the trash can.
Another skill to add to my resume. Psychopath spotter.