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Casey Serin, Fliptard Extraordinaire

Casey Serin, Fliptard Extraordinaire

 

(OK,  so that photoshop doesn’t look as nice as I’d like it to be).

You do learn a new thing everyday on the Internetz. Sometimes, even two. Allow me to share with you a wonderful quote Mr. FutureShock put forward on Steve Serin’s World’s Worst Blog.

Inside the Mind of a Sociopath

This excerpt is from: “The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless vs. the Rest of Us” by Martha Stout Ph.D. (Broadway Books, New York, 2005, ISBN 0-7679-1581-X). 

…Or let us imagine the opposite extreme: You have no interest in power. To the contrary, you are the sort of person who really does not want much of anything. Your only real ambition is not to have to exert yourself to get by. You do not want to work like everyone else does. Without a conscience, you can nap or pursue your hobbies or watch television or just hang out somewhere all day long. Living a bit on the fringes, and with some handouts from relatives and friends, you can do this indefinitely. People may whisper to one another that you are an underachiever, or that you are depressed, a sad case, or, in contrast, if they get angry, they may grumble that you are lazy. When they get to know you better, and get really angry, they may scream at you and call you a loser, a bum. But it will never occur to them that you literally do not have a conscience, that in such a fundamental way, your very mind is not the same as theirs.

The panicked feeling of a guilty conscience never squeezes at your heart or wakes you in the night. Despite your lifestyle, you never feel irresponsible, neglectful or so much as embarrassed, although for the sake of appearances, sometimes you pretend that you do. For example, if you are a decent observer of people and what they react to, you may adopt a lifeless facial expression, say how ashamed of your life you are, and talk about how rotten you feel. This you do only because it is more convenient to have people think you are depressed than it is to have them shouting at you all the time, or insisting that you get a job.

This is a pretty scary scenario for everyone involved. From time to time I love to indulge in sillyness and outright assholiness, but I’m being dead serious at this point about two things. 1) I don’t know shit about psychiatry or psychology, but 2) probably neither do you. But I have a blog and you don’t, so you’ll sit down and read the inane drivel what I’m about to post.

What are the chances of Casey being a sociopath? That’s a good question. I’ve posted a couple of excerpts every now and then as to how Casey fits certain descriptions of a psycho, but this is the first time I’ve read a paragraph that perfectly describes what Casey is all about.

No conscience:

I honestly didn’t think the stuff I did was that bad. Just grey area type of stuff. Especially since all the people helping me do it (gurus, wholesalers, investors, mortgage brokers) didn’t seem to think there is much to worry about.

They are good people and wouldn’t cause me to do something truly “illegal”.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/33/will-i-go-to-jail-for-mortgage-fraud

Handouts from friends:

I borrowed $3000 from a friend today. I will use this money to launch a come back.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/52/borrowed-3000-to-launch-a-come-back

The $3,000 that I borrowed from a friend got us through last month. Now that’s all gone. (Oh and I have to pay him back one of these days too).

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/80/man-i-need-a-real-job-or-something

My stay with my current Australian host is coming to an end this week due to some complications. So I figure I take advantage of some recent exposure in Sydney Morning Herald (and Argentina) and ask.

Can somebody offer me a place to stay so I can finish up some stuff here in Australia?

Preferably on the east coast: Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. But I’ll consider other areas. “Beggars can’t be Choosers” right? Some help with travel expenses would be much appreciated as well.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/246/need-a-new-place-in-australia-and-maybe-overseas

Depression:

This is one of those days… I woke up feeling overwhelmed by this intense pressure. I feel despair and helplessness. I’m normally pretty optimistic (sometimes overly). But today just I’m down… I feel like the odds are against me. I want to give up.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/57/overwhelmed-by-despair-and-pressure

I got kind of depressed for a week or so. I didn’t want to think about it. The head-in-the-sand type of thing. But now I am beginning to face my problems.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/1/why-i-am-facing-foreclosure

Feelings that the world is treating him unfairly:

Yes, I’m here in Australia. The rumors are true. But a lot of people are slanting the story to make it seem worse than it is. These people are spreading crap about me to ruin anything left of my name and ruining the reputation of everybody who is associated with me.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/241/australia-and-idiot-haterz

 About $400 lost. Fraud clicks are not my fault but Google doesn’t care. I should have turned on the IP filter thingy but I figured the haterz wouldn’t try that stunt again. I figured wrong.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/245/roadblocks-for-worlds-most-hated-blogger

Just got back to Sacramento and I’m not welcome home. That kinda sucks… That’s all I can say.

http://iamfacingforeclosure.com/260/not-welcome-home

 

The list goes on and on and on. But I don’t want to bother you with all details. The fact is – Casey has a stunning track record when it comes to similarities with a sociopath.

I dug a little deeper (not much, though) and found another Haterz posted a “How to spot the sociopath” linkie. I’m posting it and quoting my impressions on Casey Serin. Remember: 25 points or more qualify you as a probable sociopath. 2 points for “fully”, 1 point for “partially”, 0 points for “no way”.

  1. Do they have problems sustaining stable relationships, personally and in business?
     Galina. LossMit. Duane. NoLimitsLadies. Angel. Solid YES. 2 points. 
  2. Do they frequently manipulate others to achieve selfish goals, with no consideration of the effects on those manipulated?
      Mother and father conned into signing credit for Hammar. Galina scrubbing toilets. His constant begging of James to pay for his trips. This list is too extensive to type in its entirety. YES. 2 points.
  3. Are they cavalier about the truth, and capable of telling lies to your face?
     Casey never tells the truth. He himself said so during one of his trips to Utah. He lied to lenders. He’s a master of falsehoods. If there were a three point mark here, he’d get it. Solid 2 points.
  4. Do they have an air of self-importance, regardless of their true standing in society?
     Casey believes he doesn’t need to work. He despises formal education and those who have jobs. He believes he’s destined for greatness. Again, solid 2 points.
  5. Have they no apparent sense of remorse, shame or guilt?
     The only time he faked remorse was when Galina dumped him, and he seemed to forget her pretty easily after Tanja appeared. For a recent divorced man, he doesn’t display any sort of remorse whatsoever. He doesn’t regret having bought his 8 homes either, and he has openly declared he doesn’t intend to pay one cent back anymore. 2 points.
  6. Is their charm superficial, and capable of being switched on to suit immediate ends?
     According to WeWantTheFunk and other sources, he’s always charming. I’d have to say 1 point on this.
  7. Are they easily bored and demand constant stimulation?
     1 point. He’s easily bored, but he’s also happy doing nothing.
  8. Are their displays of human emotion unconvincing?
     He has never showed real emotion. People can yell at him he’s a criminal (like in all Talkcasts) and he’ll be calm. It’s as if he doesn’t understand feelings. Solid 2 points.
  9. Do they enjoy taking risks, and acting on reckless impulse?
     8 homes bought on lies. Leaving his wife for Australia on a minute. Leaving his wife for Tahoe. Screwitletsdoit™ Solid 2 points.
  10. Are they quick to blame others for their mistakes?
     He has always blamed market conditions, Duane, Mark, Nigel and others for his failures. 2 points.
  11. As teenagers, did they resent authority, play truant and/or steal?
     Casey started a pyramid scheme when he was young. The Internetz never forgetz. 2 points.
  12. Do they have no qualms about sponging off others?
     We’ve already covered the topic with proof straight from his old blog. 2 points.
  13. Are they quick to lose their temper?
     Not really. Casey is very much in control of it. Zero points.
  14. Are they sexually promiscuous?
     Casey has never been sexually promiscous – at least, he has never made it clear. He prefers males, remember. Casey Serin is gay. Zero points.
  15. Do they have a belligerent, bullying manner?
     No, Casey is controlled, calm and charming. Zero points.
  16. Are they unrealistic about their long-term aims?
     Passive income. No work. Great empire. Next Roberto Culosaki. YES! 2 points for the lad!
  17. Do they lack any ability to empathise with others?
     As we’ve conclusively proven, Casey doesn’t care about anyone but himself. 2 points.
  18. Would you regard them as essentially irresponsible?
    Casey hasn’t yet realized he has destroyed the Serin family name in America for a long time to come. His FICO is completely laughable. His job prospects are zero. Yet he doesn’t seem to realize this. His favorite phrase? It’s all good.™ Two points.

28 points.

From that same article:

A score of 25 or above suggests strong psychopathic tendencies.  This does not mean the person is a potential mass-murderer: socialised psychopaths are not mad, nor do they have to resort to violence.  Even so, a close professional or emotional relationship with a socialised psychopath is likely to prove a damaging experience.

 

Steve, your brother ain’t gonna help himself.  Ever. Help him as fast as you can. I’m no professional, but even a dumbfuck like me knows your bro is in deep, deep shit.

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Comments on: "Is Casey Serin a Sociopath?" (13)

  1. John Fitzgerald Page said:

    Spot on.

  2. What’s frightening is imagining what his behavior would be like if he *wasn’t* constantly enabled by his family.

    Without having his food, gas, insurance — face it, *all* his money — coming in from Mommy and Daddy, it’s almost certain he’d resort to crime in short order. Would he get violent? I wouldn’t put it past him. It’s probably a moot point though, since his parents seem perfectly content to treat him like an infant for the rest of his life.

  3. Thanks John.

    His parents won’t be around forever. I wonder what will happen then. Will he live off Steve or Tim, or his sisters? Will he live a life of crime? My bet – he’ll end up in homeless shelters, shuffling his feet around, mumbling around how he was the victim or a vast conspiracy that destroyed every entremanure on earth to anyone who comes close to him.

  4. Will he live off Steve or Tim, or his sisters?

    Tim seems to be the only one in the family who has the common sense to stay away from the 3-ring circus that is Casey Serin’s life.

    The others have little sense of shame — Steve included. With all due respect to him, if my brother pulled the shit that Casey did and worked up the same level of Internet infamy, I would be mortified beyond belief. I wouldn’t start a blog, for heaven’s sake.

  5. WeWantTheFunk said:

    We all tease about him being gay, but he really isn’t. I believe Nigel brought this up recently in a CHC post; some people seem to be buying into the whole thing a little too much. IT’S A JOKE. That doesn’t make it any less fun to taunt him about it, of course, which I will obviously continue to do.

  6. Sorry Funk, but he’s gay. ;-p

    It wouldn’t surprise me if it’s something of an “open secret” within his family. Steve’s pink iPod gift? Flowers in his hair? A wife/”beard” that he couldn’t get along with and verbally abused? Dramatic Hair? Taking pictures in suggestive poses with other men on camping trips? Really now.

    He’s clearly not openly gay, and no one’s ever going to have conclusive proof (God help us all), but he ain’t straight.

    • WeWantTheFunk said:

      Sorry Funk, but he’s gay. ;-p

      (I sure hope html works on this thing — there’s no preview so what I submit is what ya get. No matter — Onward! And excuse the angle brackets if you have to.)

      It is late, and my pea-sized brain is weary. I can’t tell whether you’re joking or not so I’ll assume you aren’t and proceed to make an ass of myself (something at which I excel).

      To wit:

      No. No, he really isn’t. It is hilarious fun to rib him about it and I enjoy it at much as the next beaver in our little pond, but consider this: the two Haterz™ that know him best are probably Nigel and myself, and we both emphatically disagree with you. Casey is a little sensitive on the subject which makes poking him with it all the funnier but he’s not gay. Nigel accused him several times of fooling around on Galina back in the day; I don’t know, myself, but he did go out on a few “dates” and they weren’t with other men. I had some interaction with him privately when the “Tanja” issue broke, and I’m convinced he had an interest (nudge nudge) in someone of that name. (Casey [in email]: QUICK! HELP! WHO POSTED AS TANJA — WHAT DO THEY KNOW AND HOW DID THEY KNOW IT???? OMYGOSH. THE HORROR, THE HORROR. Me: Huh?) Also, some of our private correspondence has touched on the subject of post-Galina girlfriends, of which there have been a few.

      The kid is an utterly lazy, arrogant, entitled piece of shit who deserves to go pound sand in Leavenworth until the Earth breaks out of its orbit and falls into the Sun. That said, he’s also straight, which does not put the rest of us straights in good company but is (unfortunately or otherwise, depending on your point of view) the fact.

  7. arthurwankspittle said:

    Some serious thoughts here. I was thinking about this: What would a sociopath do if they were forced into getting a job when they didn’t want one? Sociopaths aren’t perfect with their techniques, no one is. Suppose the family of a sociopath get a bit heavy and persuasive with their insistence on the sociopath getting a job? The sociopath agrees to keep things sweet with the family. They get a job so that they can gain some advantage with the family, but they don’t want the job. It interferes too much with their lifestyle. So they manipulate losing the job. They can blame others, show the family they’ve tried and use the situation to pressure the family into accepting that it isn’t easy for them to get a job so they’ll still need supporting.

    What happens when the money runs out? Suppose the parents aren’t around any more, the siblings are miles away and unsupportive. If the sociopath has “got by” by living off their family do they turn their attention to their “friends”? I think this is more likely than some dramatic turn towards out and out criminality. I don’t think someone who has spent their life developing and practising the ability to scrounge money off others is suddenly going to start becoming a serial shop lifter or mugger. I think there may be the situation where the sociopath gets desperate and commits some minor crime like say filling up with gas then driving off without paying, but I tend to think that a serial “smoother” isn’t going to change their ways and will just continue leeching off others to the best of their ability.

  8. Just talking about Casey’s sexuality makes me feel as if I was in love with Johnny Depp.

    Regardless of that, allow me to clarify my position. Straight off from this blog:

    “OK, time to get serious. As much as I love to make fun of his very gay brother, Casey Serin, no. I don’t hate him. As a matter of fact, I don’t even think he’s gay. He just has some narcissist tendencies – a bit of a metrosexual dude. There’s no harm in *that*.”

    It’s fun to think he’s a gay dude, though. He sure acts as if he was.

    • lawnmower man said:

      Exactly. Casey plays up his dramatic / flamboyant side: the gold pants, the flower in the hair, the ambiguous sunglasses. But “metrosexual” is probably right: he may not have the inclination, but he sure does like the attention.

      Also he knows full well that it’s a running joke amongst the haterz; and if nothing else, he excels at baitin’ the haterz.

  9. Cajun Cooter said:

    Earlier in the week I caught part of an episode of the comedy that “Elaine” from Seinfeld is in now. I’m not crazy about the show, but the ‘bit’ I saw was kind of fun, and very germane, IMHO.

    “Elaine” wants to get hired at a health club, apparently a lucrative deal, but there is some anti-gay clause in contract. She goes to Hotel of gym owner to discuss, and the whole thing is basically that this hotel owner herself is clearly totally gay, but every time Elaine tries to point it out, or call her on it, she laughs it off… includes tongue kissing, hot tub, open bathrobes, groping… all just ‘accidents’ or misunderstanding intentions…

    So, no Casey may not be gay… but he has probably smoked a sausage or two, and had the weenie hid a few times, and given a man-massage, and skinny dipped with a ‘best bud’, and enjoyed the hell outta all those activities… repeatedly… often… deeply….

    But no, he’s not gay. Of course not. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  10. I am not gay. I am bisexual. Get it right people.

    It’s all good you loosers.

    • Dimitri Van Camp said:

      Screw all those losers out here. I give Casey ten years, then we shall compare those peoples giving bad advice and him. And what’s the cool-aid stuff from Robert K. anyway? A couples of 100M dollars in net worth ?

      See you,

      Go out and kick ass !

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