Crackers said she may not have been able to tell ifin the film and wondered if you could teach that kind of skill. I think you can (readily) teach people to think critically but I had another angle on this she might have been touching on
After watching that movie, or part of it, I asked the soldier if he thought the psychologist knew he was being bullshitted. He said he didn’t know and neither of us were interested enough to watch and try to find out because the lying killer was so nauseating.
“The thing is, if he does know and I would assume he does, why are they packaging this as if it is the truth? We know this guy is full of shit but if we act like he’s not and package it this way, we’ll be all famous for getting this guy to talk to us, even if he didn’t talk to us? It’s shameful! And if they don’t know he is lying, that is even more shameful. You’re too stupid to be in this business! Anyone who watches that is going to get just a little stupider unless they pay close attention. There may be something to be gleaned from it but it sure isn’t what it’s being sold as.”
There are people a psychopath will talk to. There are other people, put them in a room with a psychopath and they are going to get their chain jerked and nothing but.
Even if you are someone a psychopath will talk to, you are still going to get your chain jerked but you will have a way to discern which is what so there are two hurdles to clear here and few can manage them.
More coming on this Saturn in Virgo Mind Appreciation Day by Elsa P.