Diego Cáceres published The psychology of evil a book of psychology science that helps us identify predatory personalities, their manipulation strategies and the systems of the wrong that they use to harm their victims.
No doubt that The psychology of wrong is a reference material for all those who want to understand how the wrong and be forewarned against strategies of this type. The book provides tools for victims facing traumatic situations, being an important contribution to the field of psychology In our country.
“There are many of these personalities and they are everywhere. There are different types of profiles, we are always thinking about the psychopath or the serial killer, which are actually the rarest, but there are subtypes that are not easily identified and one of those is full, “said Cáceres, who told us that the trigger On this topic were the queries for gender violence that came to her office.
“I began to investigate and quickly study the subject of strategies and I met an author who was Simmons, who is an expert in dealing with the issues of manipulation, there I began to translate his work and began with a group of patients to give them some 15 manipulation strategies with their definition so that they could identify those that their husbands used, then the victims began to understand after a short time, and stopped being manipulated “, said the author who has a degree in Psychology, received at the Aconcagua University of the province of Mendoza and is specialized in psychology cognitive-behavioral clinic.
According Cáceres One of the strategies is justification, for example blaming the macho culture for not taking responsibility for the damage generated, another is blaming the other by making the person doubt and generating confusion. “Strategies do not define you as a predatory personality, but if you learn to manipulate, they are behaviors. Predators are types of personalities that what they do is harm others, there are subtypes such as psychopaths, narcissists, antisocial or sadistic, they all use this type of strategies, they have a level of predation and violence that surpasses people normal.
These people gain in dominating the other and it makes them feel good, since by putting themselves in a position of superiority and lowering the other they manage to manipulate, control them and that produces pleasure, because they have a damaged sense of themselves “, expressed the psychologist who in his book describes how personality is formed and developed, which is very difficult to change, because we even come from many descriptions that start from genetics.
Personality is also formed from biology, from the part of early learning and the environment where one develops
“For example, there are people who are genetically happier or more depressed or more violent. Also the personality is formed from biology, from the part of early learning and the environment where one develops. Although I describe the manipulation mechanism, I banish that concept and speak of cognitive strategies of dominance, that would be the definition of what these types of personalities do. ”
The author talks about strategy because, according to what he says, the person is intentionally planning something, because they have the intention is not random and because it is cognitive, since it is something thought, they do not have a feeling, and of dominance, because they try to dominate the another person. “They really are bad and have the very clear intention to hurt, what happens is that it is hidden and they are within the strategies that are hidden and that is where they end up confusing you.”
In another place where he studied this type of manipulation is in politics since this type of personalities are nourished by power. “The myth of evil is one of the chapters that talks about the expectation that we are going to meet a monster, but in reality we find personalities that we find it difficult to see as bad because they are very subtle,” concluded the writer.