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Copyright 2024 - Rainer Ottenweller



The anatomy of human tragedies



1. Every human being is good and constructive in its basic nature and strives to survive in symbiosis with other life.


2. Some of these constructive human beings have been so strongly overwhelmed during their existence, that they have devoted themselves since that time to the destructive intent completely. They are driven in by painful and overpowering past events into their current devastating attitude. Their actions are outwardly fully justified, as their calculation is that their attitude towards the problems is completely right and it would lead to a better survival for themselves. Looking from their viewpoint this is entirely logical, because the forces that have overpowered them in their past, have proven as more viable then themselves in the role as a constructive being. The continued destructiveness is so an artificially imposed and obsessive state of man.


3. There is one more personality type which jumps between both motivations cyclically to and fro. In one period, this person is driven by their painful past in the direction of destruction and in the next phase the person follows its original drive again.


4. The constructive and devastating type run into severe conflicts, because non of them will change their attitude and the underdog from this events can, according to the intensity of the loss, get passive, mentally or physically ill, apathetic or even dies. Thus we receive ill, passive and dead persons who can no longer participate in the game of good and evil.



All interpersonal tragedies on this planet consist of combinations of these 4 types, the constructive, the devastating, the combined constructive/devastating type and the victims from the collision of constructive and devastating forces and the tragedy itself can be reduced and derived from both basic motives of being constructive or being devastating. A fairly simple story, but which has been causing a lot of terror and suffering.


It is important then to examine and list the attributes of the antisocial personality. Influencing as it does the daily lives of so many, it well behooves decent people to become better informed on this subject.




The antisocial personality has the following attributes:

  1. He or she speaks only in very broad generalities. "They say . . ." "Everybody thinks . . ." "Everyone knows . . ." and such expressions are in continual use, particularly when imparting rumor. When asked, "Who is everybody . . ." it normally turns out to be one source and from this source the antisocial person has manufactured what he or she pretends is the whole opinion of the whole society. This is natural to them since to them all society is a large hostile generality, against the antisocial in particular.


  1. Such a person deals mainly in bad news, critical or hostile remarks,invalidation and general suppression."Gossip" or "harbinger of evil tidings" or "rumormonger" once described such persons. It is notable that there is no good news or complimentary remark passed on by such a person.


  2. The antisocial personality alters, to worsen, communication when he or she relays a message or news. Good news is stopped and only bad news, often embellished, is passed along. Such a person also pretends to pass on "bad news" which is in actual fact invented.


  3. A characteristic, and one of the sad things about an antisocial personality, is that it does not respond to treatment or reform or psychotherapy.


  1. Surrounding such a personality we find cowed or ill associates or friends who, when not driven actually insane, are yet behaving in a crippled manner in life, failing, not succeeding.


Such people make trouble for others.


When treated or educated, the near associate of the antisocial personality has no stability of gain but promptly relapses or loses his advantages of knowledge, being under the suppressive influence of the other.


Physically treated, such associates commonly do not recover in the expected time but worsen and have poor convalescences.


It is quite useless to treat or help or train such persons so long as they remain under the influence of the antisocial connection.


The largest number of insane are insane because of such antisocial connections and do not recover easily for the same reason.


Unjustly we seldom see the antisocial personality actually in an institution. Only his "friends" and family are there.


  1. The antisocial personality habitually selects the wrong target.


    If a tire is flat from driving over nails, he or she curses a companion or a noncausative source of the trouble. If the radio next door is too loud, he or she kicks the cat.


    If A is the obvious cause, the antisocial personality inevitably blames B, or C or D.


  2. The antisocial cannot finish a cycle of action.


    Such become surrounded with incomplete projects.


  3. Many antisocial persons will freely confess to the most alarming crimes when forced to do so, but will have no faintest sense of responsibility for them.


    Their actions have little or nothing to do with their own volition. Things

    "just happened."


    They have no sense of correct causation and particularly cannot feel any sense of remorse or shame therefore.


  1. The antisocial personality supports only destructive groups and rages against and attacks any constructive or betterment group.


  1. This type of personality approves only of destructive actions and fights against constructive or helpful actions or activities.


    The artist in particular is often found as a magnet for persons with antisocial personalities who see in his art something which must be destroyed and covertly, "as a friend," proceed to try.


  2. Helping others is an activity which drives the antisocial personality nearly berserk. Activities, however, which destroy in the name of help are closely supported.


  3. The antisocial personality has a bad sense of property and conceivesthat the idea that anyone owns anything is a pretense, made up to fool people. Nothing is ever really owned.




The basic reason the antisocial personality behaves as he or she does lies in a hidden terror of others.


To such a person every other being is an enemy, an enemy to be covertly or overtly destroyed.


The fixation is that survival itself depends on "keeping others down" or "keeping people ignorant."


If anyone were to promise to make others stronger or brighter, the antisocial personality suffers the utmost agony of personal danger.


They reason that if they are in this much trouble with people around them weak or stupid, they would perish should anyone become strong or bright.


Such a person has no trust to a point of terror. This is usually masked and unrevealed.


When such a personality goes insane, the world is full of Martians or the

FBI and each person met is really a Martian or FBI agent.


But the bulk of such people exhibit no outward signs of insanity. They appear

quite rational. They can be very convincing.


However, the list given above consists of things which such a personality cannot detect in himself or herself. This is so true that if you thought you found yourself in one of the above, you most certainly are not antisocial. Self-criticism is a luxury the antisocial cannot afford. They must be RIGHT because they are in continual danger in their own estimation. If you proved one WRONG, you might even send him or her into a severe illness.


Only the sane, well-balanced person tries to correct his conduct.


As long as destructive people may cause wars, crises and suffering, we run therefore at risk that more and more of the remaining constructive people become overwhelmed and may change into the condition of a destructive person. The chances for a constructive society, which could create a paradise for themselves, vanish in this way more and more with every day in which it is allowed to apply violence and destruction against other people.


The solution to the destructive person is not to overwhelm them with force, because after all, this was the reason for their deviation from constructive behavior. The solution is to take their hands off the levers of destruction, to procure enough rest for them, so to enable them to get help with techniques of communication and to let them find out everything about their overpowering in the past, so the person can get self-determined again about it’s original nature - of being constructive!


One of the other basic features of every human being is that of self-determination, the ability to control his own being and acting out of its own determination.


Certainly some readers have asked themselves, how it can come to a sort of a perpetually devastating person, if the basic character of all people was constructive. The key for an answer to this question lies in the understanding of self-determination.


I will give you a completely undramatic example. I had applied for conscientious objection, at a time when military service in Germany was still a requirement. Even before someone from the committee started to question me, I made a statement to its members, that I could kill any time an aggressor, if a situation requires this for my fellows or myself (my self-determined ability to be destructive in a given situation). I made examples of severe threats towards life for my friends and me.


‘Why than your conscientious objection?’ was the answer. I answered it with a long philosophical explanation which ultimately amounts to the point, that the wars of the past had never been a solution to the problems of the people, but through the use of force, people were plunged deeper into despair, as well as physical and mental condition got worse than before the war.


'What will you do, if we summon you for military service anyway?' was the next question. I answered: 'OK, I'll will come, but I'll tell everyone else there the same, as I told you just before.'


This was the last question and I did not get summoned for military services. Now, based on my self-determination I can act destructive, but the difference to a perpetually destructive person is, I don’t have to do it continually! Some constructive people exaggerated the freedom of self-determination a bit in the past and overpowered others in their momentary decision to act destructive so much, that their victims got completely stuck in this moment of time and since then are continually fighting it back, although the original threat has long gone.


Thus we have created the first perpetually devastating beings and inherited with them, their problem of creating constant wars, crises and famines for us.


I would like to do one more remark for the most capable people among the social persons in our society. There is a circumstance which makes the most successful people, which indeed usually also get a lot of admiration from their fellow men, to magnets of destructive people.


The highest good of every human being is the love, affection and admiration of others. This is also true for every type of person in the above 4 categories. However, the most admiration gets a capable, very successful person. A destructive person gets this admiration very rare and so it happens, that the destructive person likes to be near popular artists or other outstanding individuals, who are admired to this way, and so gets at least a little bit of this highest good from others. Therefore, this successful, popular people must be particularly vigilant to avoid being drawn into a vortex of this conflict.


This gives you the basic anatomy of human tragedies. Its composition is simple, its solutions are admittedly comprehensive, but not impossible!




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