According to eminent psychologist and psychopathy researcher J. Reid Meloy, the life of a psychopath is marked by “incessant cycles of greed, spoiling, and devaluation prompted by boredom.”  What does this mean?  Motivated by greed and subconscious envy, the psychopath seeks to destroy others, either literally, or by degrading and devaluing.   Doing this allows the psychopath to feel a rush of contemptuous delight that fuels an innate sense of grandiosity.   Victims may sometimes hear a  mocking laugh or catch a sneering smile while this is happening.   I have personally witnessed this and felt this.  For more information about psychopaths and how they scheme, be sure to check the other posts in this blog.