Friday, September 17, 2010

Drew Peterson: Part 4 Profiling a Psychopath

When Stacy Cales began dating psychopath Drew Peterson, the teenager was easily swept off her feet. While they were dating Stacy received the news she was going to be a mother. Like the character Tarzan, Peterson beat on his chest shouting like an ape jumping through the forest of life , proud he had once again sired another child.
Within approximately a 30 year time frame he would show the world just how good his plumbing worked, fathering a total of 6 children.
Stacy Cales, now under the "dangerous love spell" did not to pay much attention to the drama in Peterson's life once he proposed marriage. She was too busy preparing for her own Cinderalla journey. Although not yet divorced from Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson plowed through the dysfunctional forest in his old life to create a new palace for his future bride and unborn child. Stacy had no way to see the danger signs of being in a pathological love relationship with a psychopath. Peterson was clever and manipulative enough with Stacy to cover his scent of danger and replace it with things like a home, a nice car, clothes and jewelry. And remember she was a mere teenager, now under the spell of a psychopath.
In author Sandra Brown, M.A.; book "Women Who Love Psychopaths" she provides a checlist for Tarzan. (oops I meant Drew Peterson)
Psychopathy Charactertistics (defined)
glib and superficial charm
grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self
need for stimulation
pathological lying
cunning and manipulativeness
lack of guilt or remorse
shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)
callousness and lack of empathy
sexual promiscuity

This list applies to Drew Peterson, but it also applies to those currently involved with dangerous men as outlined in Sandra Brown, M.A., other book "How To Spot a Dangerous Man." So Peterson is an example and joins over 6 million others just like him who swing daily from the dysfunctional forest of behaviors that have already cost too, many unsuspecting women their lives.
For more information on relationships of invevitable harm visit

[Susan Murphy Milano is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is an expert on intimate partner violence and homicide crimes. For more information visit  She is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, and wherever books are sold.  Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talk and is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth ]


TigressPen said...

I don't believe anyone can know Drew Peterson and other men who kill their spouse better than you, Susan. I cringe just thinking of Peterson because his face and that sneering smile crosses over my mind. I have over the years come to think (due to all I have read and heard of and from him in his media interviews) he fits the mold perfectly of a narcissistic evil pyschopath.

To me, Drew flaunts his evilness with a glaring sneer that reminds me of someone daring 'anyone' to prove he's a killer. I think he believes he is smarter than anyone else and infallible.

Anonymous said...


I'm sorry, I think you may have missed the part where he is actually convicted of a crime. But, I guess that doesn't really matter to you.

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