Big Cat Rescue: Profile of a Sociopath
From the internet: Some of the common descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths: Glibness and Superficial Charm Soft spoken, smiling and charming on the outside.
Manipulative and Conning
She never recognizes the rights of others or sees her self-serving behaviors as permissible. She appears to be charming, yet is covertly hostile and domineering, seeing her victim as merely an instrument to be used. She may dominate and humiliate her victims. She is a master manipulator and believes no one else can be right. She will have publicly humiliated people who she doesn't like. She bad mouths other sanctuaries and facilities housing exotic cats and has demonstrated hostile behavior.
Grandiose Sense of Self
She feels entitled to certain things as "her right." She doesn't walk, but glides. She boasts of her IQ, and blonde good looks. She cannot be wrong. She acts as though she is above all others.
She has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for her to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about her own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests. Claims to possess paranormal powers. Lies and believes what she says. Lies and then lies again to cover up the first lie. Forgets her lies and denies them when confronted.
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at her core. She does not see others around her as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, she has victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and she will let nothing stand in her way. No remorse, shame, guilt or admission of wrong doing in killing tame, domestic rabbits or throwing live rabbits, chickens, or rats into cages with her cats to be tortured and killed. No shame, guilt, or feelings for the woman who's husband she slept with for many years. She will let nothing stand in the way of becoming a non-profit so that others can support her cats, not even the ex-husband who was very much against it.
When she shows what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion, it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since she is not genuine, neither are her promises. No compassion for living beings. Cold, vindictive, and unfeeling.
Incapacity for Love
She has had three husbands and numerous lovers. SHe hs stated that she hates children. She throws live animals to wildcats to be killed.
Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common. Promiscuous teenager, violent, verbal outbursts (see orders of protection)
Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of her victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them. No concern for the pain or suffering of the live animals she callously throws to her cats. Contemptuous of her ex-husband as well as anyone who crosses or competes with her. (see abuse website). Would rather lose her Better Business Bureau accreditation than remove the names of those who complained about her to the BBB from her slanderous site.
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believes she are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for her impact on others. Rage, domestic violence and abuse, believes she is above the law and superior to everyone else who works with exotics. No concern for the feelings or welfare of her competitors or their animals, even interfering with their fundraising efforts knowing it could be detrimental to the well being of their animals. Says she always wins, and will do so at any cost.
Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc. She is a tenth grade drop out, a fifteen year old run-a-way. Some even say she was a teenage prostitute.She manipulates others for money (Ex-husband bought her many thousands of dollars worth of exotic cats before he disappeared. She had him lie to the public for donations for her cats). She manipulates volunteers who work for her. She demonstrates cruelty to animals and was/is abusive to her husbands and lovers.
She has no concern about wrecking others' lives and dreams. She is oblivious or indifferent to the devastation she causes. She does not accept blame herself, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed. She slanders others who cross or complain about her. She interfere's with other's jobs and income. Blames and slanders others for doing as she does, which is exhibiting exotic cats to the public.
Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts. Some say she was a run-a-way teenage street walker and prostitute. She showed immoral behavior from a young age. She had numerous husbands and lovers. She was unfaithful to her first husband. She carried on a long-term affair with a much older married man.
Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
She tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, has a poor work ethic but exploits others effectively. Exploits volunteers instead of hiring and paying staff. She has a self-serving 20 year plan to control all exotic cats. She relishes fame and fortune achieved through lies and deceit and claims to be "world's largest" or "most diverse". She exploits her cats for income.
Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
She changes her image as needed to avoid prosecution. She changes life story readily. She changes her history, the history of Big Cat Rescue, and the biographies of her cats to cover up her deceit when the truth is revealed. She blames others (reporters, former staff) when her lies are exposed. She admits to no wrong. She invents stories to explain or cover up her behavior. She offers excuses for or denies wrong doing (claims she did not threaten to kill missing husband, he did not want a divorce, he was having mental problems, the Bay News 9 reporter did not air her complete statements, the Saint Pete Times reporters took things out of context, etc.) She states her cats were first born there, then "born into the pet trade", then "came to" or "arrived at" her so-called sanctuary. Endless changing stories and excuses while never admitting that she is untruthful, unethical, or immoral... even when confronted with the proof that she is all three.
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