Is It Possible To Become A Sociopath/Psychopath?

Sure it is.  It is possible for someone to have gone through such adverse situations in their life that their perception of reality is distorted as an adult.  These circumstances have had some sort of adverse impact on their earlier years of psychological development, i.e. childhood, in which they have never been able to come to terms with or have never sought out professional help to help overcome the adversity of the situation(s). However, there is still that one fact that remains within the sociopathic/psychopathic behavior that still holds them accountable: the ability to know the difference between right from wrong.

So how does one know if a sociopath or psychopath is one because of genetically linked factors or circumstances?

This can be very tricky in deciphering the difference, because most sociopaths do not tell the truth as it is when it comes to discussing their childhood, adulthood, or any “hood” of their life.  Most of them will pretend they have had a bad childhood as part of their plot to gain sympathy from generous people in order to gain something from them, or, they may use this lie as an excuse to get away with not facing the consequences for their destructive behavior, again to gain sympathy.  Psychopaths have been known to come from stable childhood homes without a trace of dysfunctional interactions with the prominent figures in their lives, yet they seem to have a distorted view of reality whereas they think the world should revolve around their wants and needs without regards for the rights of others and without consequences for violating those rights.

But there is one thing that is undisputed for both disorders; as a child grows older and becomes more acquainted with society, they have no other choice but to learn the difference between what society deems as right from wrong and will have to moderate their behavior accordingly.  Those who have difficulty moderating their behavior to adjust to societal rules are considered to demonstrate sociopathic and/or psychopathic behaviors.

Let’s say the sociopath/psychopath came from a home where there was little to no supervision, or even worse, supervision that had no boundaries, responsibilities, rules or restrictions, and no consequences for bad behavior.  Believe it or not, this can be traumatic when a child has no correction; they feel as if they can do no wrong and will grow up with this mindset when they try to interact with the rest of society.  When the child grows up and realizes reality is not what they thought it was, that there really is such a thing as right from wrong and there are consequences for their wrong behavior, they literally do feel traumatized from the reactions they get when they do wrong to others.  They may go into a frenzy when they cannot have their way and begin to plot and plan on how they can make their idealization of reality happen.  Society refers to this kind of behavior as being “spoiled” and have been known to mistakenly apply this term to adults.

But in a sense, being spoiled really only applies to children.  Why?  Just think about it.  As I have stated earlier, we all eventually learn the difference between right and wrong as we grow older despite any lack of training, discipline, or correction in this area of our childhood by the responses we get in return for the things that we do.  A spoiled child grows up eventually, and realizes the hard way that everything is not all about them. They will have to respect the rights of others if they expect to get along with other people in general whether they like it or not.  It is the difficulty they have with this transition from a false reality they have been raised to believe in to the real world is what turns these children into a sociopath/psychopath as an adult.

That was actually the more glorified look as to how one can become a sociopath/psychopath, but there is also a dark side to this possibility, too…

(to be continued…)

© 2013 Learus Ohnine

Interesting Blog Award

Believe it or not, it’s true…

Someone actually thinks of my blog as “interesting”…

… and that someone is…Victoria !

Thank you, Victoria! You’re the best!

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. List 5 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award
  4. Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice
  5. And finally, let them know you have nominated them

Random facts about myself:

1. I love helping people…

2. I enjoy just about everything there is from A to Z, as long as it brings joy, peace, and harmony into the world…

3. I try each day to be a better person than I was yesterday…

4. I love to write…

5. I always regret when I do not have enough time to spend as much as I would like to for reading and commenting on all of your blogs…

My answers to Victoria are…

What are you listening to right now (if anything? if not, what would you like to be listening to right now?)

I would like to be listening to the sounds of the ocean right about now, in which I plan to do as soon as I’m finished with this award…

What food would you hate to be without? (not basic staples – your favorite indulgences)

Haha, I would hate to be without every food there is…

If you woke up and were transformed to the opposite sex, what would be the first thing you do?


If you could change your job title, what would it be? (not the job, just the title. If you don’t have a job, give a title for what you do)

Very good question, but I would never change my title. Once I decide to make a move to do something, it is for life…

City or beach vacation?


Although it is only required to nominate 5, I will nominate 10 (mainly because I short-changed a few numbers from the other awards): 



Thanks again, Victoria. I really am honored that you would choose me as a nominee 🙂

To everyone I have nominated, you deserve this award and more! 🙂

Very Inspiring Blogger Award (2) – Humbled, Honored, and Inspired

Very Inspiring Blogger Award (2)


Hello everyone. Once again, I am humbled, honored, and inspired by one of the coolest dudes I know…

Thank you so much, Shaun. You certain know how to make me smile 🙂


The rules of this award are:

  • Thank and link back to the blogger who has nominated you,
  • Post the award logo to your blog,
  • Nominate and link to 15 other very inspiring bloggers.
  • Notify them; and tell 7 things about yourself

Seven things about myself:

1. I love helping people…

2. I enjoy just about everything there is from A to Z, as long as it brings joy, peace, and harmony into the world…

3. I try each day to be a better person than I was yesterday…

4. I love to write…

5. I always regret when I do not have enough time to spend as much as I would like to for reading and commenting on all of your blogs…

6. While I sincerely appreciate and give thanks ahead of time to anyone who kindly thinks of me when choosing their nominations for an award, I may not always have the time to respond. Please understand it’s nothing personal :-)

7. Eh, I really don’t write much about myself.

I now have to nominate only 15 people as much as I would LOVE to nominate each and every person on WordPress because there isn’t a blog I haven’t read that doesn’t deserve this award…



Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my blog, for all the inspiration you have given, and for making WordPress an interesting place to be 🙂



Tag You’re It Award

Thank you, Shaun 🙂

The rules.

1.  Post a picture of the award on your blog

2.  Tagback the person who tagged you to let them know you’ve accepted the award.

3.  11 facts about you.

4.  Answer the 11 questions I’ve asked you.

5.  Tag the same amount of people as their are letters in your name.

6.  Ask your OWN 11 questions to the people you’ve tagged.

7.  Contact the people you’ve tagged to let them know they’ve been tagged.

11 Things about Learus Ohnine

As much as I would love to sit here and write about myself, that’s just not me. I rarely, if ever, write anything about myself. With that being said, I will narrow the list down to 6 items as follows:

1. I love helping people…

2. I enjoy just about everything there is from A to Z, as long as it brings joy, peace, and harmony into the world…

3. I try each day to be a better person than I was yesterday…

4. I love to write…

5. I always regret when I do not have enough time to spend as much as I would like to for reading and commenting on all of your blogs…

6. While I sincerely appreciate and give thanks ahead of time to anyone who kindly thinks of me when choosing their nominations for an award, I may not always have the time to respond. Please understand it’s nothing personal 🙂

11 Questions to ask/answer:

(I’m just going to combine questions and answers into one…)

1. What is your favourite colour? All of them…

2. Where have you been to in the world, away from your country? Maybe…

3. If you had a time machine where would you go and why? Never really thought about it…

4. What food do you love most? I will try anything once…

5. What is your favourite TV show? Don’t have one…

6. Who is your favourite Actor? Don’t have one of these, either…

7. When was the last time you were in Hospital (No reasons needed) Not sure…

8. When did you 1st fall in live, if not, when would you like to? Hmm, something to think about for sure…

9. Do you understand String Theory? Sure…

10. Where IS Waldo? Who is Waldo…?

11. What type/make of Mobile phone do you have? Good question… 😉

Remember to add your own 11 questions when handing this out. I had none to answer. 

Add as many people as there are letters in your name, so 11 people get this award.

Yes, I know I’ve narrowed it down to only 10, but what can I say. I wrote the reasons why I nominated each one; does that count for something?  😉

  1. (Very informative, thank you for speaking out about your experiences!)
  2. (Love your expression!)
  3. (Funny! And gives great advice…)
  4. (Too funny!)
  5. (Love the poetry!)
  6. (Day 90, awesome!)
  7. (Definitely a realist!)
  8. (Love the political views!)
  9. (For the love of classical music…!)
  10. (A reminder to take each day one “step” at a time…!)

Okay so I broke the rules a little bit. To all those nominated, please accept this award and have fun with it… and remember: if you cannot accept, I totally understand  🙂

Remember to tag the same amount of people in numbers, as you have in your first and last name.

Budget Cuts: Reductions In All The Wrong Places

The United States’ national debt, currently standing at $16.394 trillion, makes the U.S. rank as having the largest debt for a single country. As Americans struggle to survive while living in one of the worse economic periods in the country’s history, there’s not much hope for a future sign of relief. While budget cuts may prove to be a solution in helping the United States stabilize the economy financially in order to create a better country for its citizens to live in, cutting them in the imperative areas of our economy may very well open doors to more unforeseen problems that could potentially backfire.

According to the February 2013 report from the Congressional Budget Office, the funds for social security benefits are in danger of being exhausted sooner than the original anticipated date of 2033 in accordance with last year’s report. The Social Security Board of Trustees have reported that the deteriorating funds are due to the extended lifespan of Americans, higher energy prices, the increased number of Baby Boomers soon to retire, and the dilatory rebuilding of the United States’ economy, making the future exceedingly grim for those over the age of 65 years who are trying to survive.

The U.S. Postmaster, General Patrick Donahoe, announced that he will order Saturday letter delivery service to cease beginning in August 2013 in order to help offset the department’s $15.9 billion deficit in 2012 and its projected $18.2 billion loss in 2015. For those Americans who still rely on their supplemental income checks to be delivered via mailman, this may pose several complications for them should their anticipated arrival date happen to fall on the weekends.

Police departments across America are resorting to dramatic budget cuts resulting in a reduction of officers on the force to help serve and protect in some of the most highest crime-ridden locations such as Detroit, MI., Los Angeles, CA., and Camden, NJ. In cities such as Oakland, Tulsa, and Norton, MA. police departments have adopted limitations on their service policies, which include forcing residents to file their own reports online for less serious crimes and implementing either longer than usual delays or no response at all to reported crimes such vandalism, fraud, and car theft.

With a combined reduction in employment, protection, and future security due to drastic budget cuts in these areas, what does that spell for the fate of the American people as time moves on?


Maybe the Mayans were right after all…

© 2013 Learus Ohnine

Boston – The City That Now Sleeps

Thanks to the incredible eye for detail, the heroic bravery, and the calm, cool, and collected approach of a citizen in the city of Watertown, MA., the city of Boston can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that justice shall soon be served.

David Hannebury, owner of the prize-winning boat which served as a hideout shelter for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, stepped out of his home located at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, MA. immediately following the release of a city-wide lockdown enforced while authorities intensely searched the city of Boston and local communities for the suspect.

As Mr. Hannebury roamed his property, he noticed the sounds of movement in his boat located in his backyard. Upon closer inspection, he noticed the strap securing the winterized tarp was severed. He then proceeded to take a peek under the tarp, and saw a pool of blood with a trail that led to what looked like a body curled up in a ball.

Without causing a disturbance around this horrific scene, Mr. Hannebury quietly notified authorities immediately. Helicopters were summoned over the area to use a heat-seeking device to pick up the thermal image of the suspect still lying inside the boat. With the assistance of this thermal image, law enforcement teams were meticulously guided around the backyard of Mr. Hannebury’s property, resulting in a victorious apprehension of the suspect.

The suspect was taken alive but in serious condition to a nearby hospital. Locals cheered in the streets after a nightmarish week filled with panic, anxiety, and distress caused by the captured suspect and his accomplice, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaerv, was finally over.

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Tsarnaerv brothers were video taped by surveillance cameras along Boylston Street carrying backpacks similar to the one found after the pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people along with severely injuring and dismembering several spectators.

Law enforcement authorities embarked on an intense manhunt for the two suspects over a course of 72 hours following this tragic event, resulting in the killing of Tamerlan Tsarnaerv in a shootout after the duo attempted to elude police in a stolen sports utility vehicle.

Although injured, his brother managed to escape police using the stolen vehicle, and this led to the lockdown of the city of Boston and its surrounding communities. At approximately 8:45 pm on Friday, April 19, 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was finally captured.

Mr. Hannebury may have lost a boat for the moment, but he will always be remembered as Boston’s hero forever.
Thank you, Mr. Hannebury! I think we all owe you a boat…

© 2013 Learus Ohnine

Personal Reflection Time

I feel everyone needs time to themselves to reflect on themselves. I try to do this at least once a month; take one whole day to do nothing but just find a quiet space, relax and think. I think: am I growing as an individual, or am I satisfied with where I’m at already? What needs improvement? What needs to be discarded? The keyword here is: balance.

I believe we all need to asses our growth potential. Never settle with just being mediocre. Each day we wake up, we should strive to see how we can be a better person than we were the day before. Search for one more person to help than you did yesterday. Give your undivided attention to one more person than you did the day before. Let one more person go ahead of you in the store or while driving on the street than you did yesterday. Make an effort to seek out one more person you can compliment than the day before. Be friendly to someone other than only those who are friendly to you. How does that saying go: “kill ’em with kindness”? You will be surprised at how much better you feel by helping, giving, and being friendly to someone who doesn’t deserve it.

On the flipside, being helpful, generous, and friendly can attract trouble your way. Try to be on alert for those that take more than they give. By all means, cut these people off. They may get upset or seriously angry at you for doing this, but that’s not your problem and do not let them try to make it your problem. Shake it off and don’t let them try to put you on a guilt trip for doing what’s right. Remember the keyword, balance? Get rid of that mindset of feeling responsible to someone who selfishly wants what they want but does not want to do the work it takes to get it. Your time is precious on this earth; don’t waste it on worthless endeavors. Always keep your focus on the future. Forget the people who have wronged you, and forgive them for your own peace of mind. A healthy state of mind is priceless. Don’t mourn over “dead” people.

Do an honest assessment of yourself. If there’s something that needs to be fixed, fix it. If its unfixable, accept it. Make the best of your life.

©2013 Learus Ohnine