The Psychopathic Pattern
1) Gain access by selling a lie.
2) Exploit and use up as much as possible before the lie is exposed.
3) When exposure seems imminent, avoid accountability by any means. Burn bridges. Destroy. Scorch earth.
4) Move on to a fresh target and repeat 1–4.
(Approximately one in every one hundred people is a full-fledged psychopath.)