Profile of a Sociopath

Profile of the Sociopath

  1. Glibness and Superficial Charm
  2. They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  3. Grandiose Sense of Self
  4. Pathological Lying -it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis.
  5. Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt – Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams.
  6. Shallow Emotions
  7. Incapacity for Love
  8. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal
  9. Callousness/Lack of Empathy
  10. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
  11. Aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
  12.  Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  13. Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
  14. poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
  15. Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
  • NOTE: In the 1830’s this disorder was called “moral insanity.”  source

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Now I’m not making any accusations here, I’m simply putting some information on the table for you to draw your own opinions.  In order of the profile list, I offer you the following:

Let’s take a look at #1 – Glibness, defined as “Characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern”. I’m pretty sure this video of Koepell is a display of ‘glibness’ – but that’s only my opinion – you can decide if you think he’s being sincere when he tells the striking workers he was sorry to hear their unemployment was denied.

Although William Koeppel would like everyone to believe Rudy Giuliani is his good friend, the NY Times reports, “Mayoral aides say Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Koeppel are not close friends. Mr. Koeppel is not, for instance, influential enough to have access to the Mayor whenever he likes. And in putting together his administration, Mr. Giuliani has hardly treated Mr. Koeppel as a favored son despite his financial support.”  . . . .  Some family members said Mr. Koeppel has courted Mr. Giuliani because he hopes to someday win elective office, despite a crushing defeat in his 1990 Congressional race.    How embarrassing.

#2 They see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.  Here we have 2 options that  point to self serving behaviors and an attempt at humiliation.

First, my own witnessing of William Koeppel walking up to one of the strikers and in front of the employee’s sweet, innocent 8 year old son said,  “I bet you’re really looking forward to Christmas this year!  Christmas is going to be great this year!”
I almost puked.

An article in one the local papers wrote, “As a doorman at Whitehouse Estates in Midtown on East 52nd Street, Pierre has been loyal to his tenants and dedicated to his employers for over 15 years. Despite Pierre’s hard work, his employer William Koeppel is demanding he and his co workers give up their family healthcare coverage and pensions or be kicked to the streets.”

I personally heard WK ask Pierre if he had moved into a shelter yet and if so, did he think there would be room for the other guys.  But that would be here-say since I do not have proof to offer you on that, so you may want to take a look here to see if you agree his behaviors are self serving and humiliating.

#3 Grandiose Sense of Self:   IMHO this is evidenced every time he tries to speak to any of tenants.  His arrogance obstructs his view as he continues to sweet talk the very people who loathe him.

#4 Pathological Lying: Oh boy – this is a long list so I will give only the examples published in the New York Times, The Daily News, The Associated Press, ect. . .

– 1. The Associated Press reported “William Koeppel, Republican Part’y loyalist and a partner in the real estate firm of Koeppel & Koeppel, was arrested on one count of rent gouging, punishable by up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He pleaded innocent and was released on his own recognizance. A hearing was set for May 12.”

Regarding the same scandal, the New York Times later reported, “William Koeppel, a Manhattan developer who was indicted in 1995 on charges that he illegally demanded contributions for the Giuliani campaign from tenants seeking rent-stabilized apartments. After pleading guilty, William Koeppel paid fines and did community service.”   OK, I know you may be thinking pleading innocent to a crime you are guilty of may be a big fat lie – but most criminals do it so it doesn’t really count. Alright then, here’s a better one . . .

– 2. In a story published in the New York Daily News, it was reported “She (‘She’ refers to William Koeppel’s own mother, Roberta Koeppel) also said that William “badgered” his dad relentlessly for property ownership and that he once even knocked the arthritic old man to the floor.

William insists he did no such thing. “I always loved and respected my father,” he told us. “We were the best of friends and business partners.”

Which is more than he’ll say about his mother, who he said kept him kenneled and sedated as a child. Roberta has responded that her son is “pathetic” and a “lost soul” but denied any child abuse. In fact, she has accused him of grabbing and twisting her arm, dousing her clothes with a flammable liquid and planting an eavesdropping device in her bedroom. In 1995, she won an order of protection against him.

But NY Magazine published this:

The 36 year old landlord surfed into trouble in Palm Beach where his father Robert, owns a condo near the posh Breakers resort.  William evidently was planning on spending a few pleasant days there – only to discover that his father had changed the locks on him. Following a loud angry argument, the police arrived and were asked by Robert Koeppel to remove his son.  “Robert claims that William has some emotional and personal problems and that he and his wife, Roberta, felt in fear of (him),”  reads the police report.

The article in New York Magazine goes on to read that 4 days after the incident, William went to the police to relay the name and number of a therapist he said “had treated his father for emotional problems in the past .  William requested that that information be put on public record.  The incident occurred at the same time William was under indictment for rent gouging back in NY.  According to NY Magazine, William’s response to the incident was, “Everybody can have a bad hair day, you know” and he insisted that he and his father have a “Brady Bunch” type relationship.

(Apparently I missed the episode when Mr.  Brady locked Greg out of the house while Alice called the cops).

So who’s lying? Does William love & respect his best friend & business partner? Or, is it normal to do this to your beloved best friend? (William went to the police to relay the name and number of a therapist he said “had treated his father for emotional problems in the past .  William requested that that information be put on public record. )

hmmmm. . .  you decide.  But if you need help deciding, here’s more:

  “Koeppel said that his problems with his mother date to childhood, when, he claims, she would lock him in a dog cage.
Roberta Koeppel’s lawyer, Edward Walsh, called the dog cage story “hogwash.””

In another case of ‘He said, She said’, reported by the Daily News concerning tax evasion,

“Which is more than he’ll say about his mother, who he said kept him kenneled and sedated as a child. Roberta has responded that her son is “pathetic” and a “lost soul” but denied any child abuse. In fact, she has accused him of grabbing and twisting her arm, dousing her clothes with a flammable liquid and planting an eavesdropping device in her bedroom. In 1995, she won an order of protection against him.
William, who admits that his gun collection includes an Uzi, has disputed all those charges.

#5  Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams.
– 1. He has absolutely zero remorse for pulling the health benefits from his employees, all of whom have children who now have no health benefits (note: this was PRE-strike)

 – 2.  Has zero concern for the tenants who are upset over the 24 cell towers on the roof and 4 more outside the bedroom of 1 family – for which he gets paid enormous sums of money from the phone companies.  From the roof top there are no other visible cell towers in the entire neighborhood.  I suppose in addition to the fact that condo & co-op owners would never allow the radiation on their buildings, I am certain the 28 on our building is plenty to supply the entire neighborhood & beyond.

#6 Shallow Emotions
– In this case there are NO emotions.

#7 Incapacity for Love
– I can only imagine but I won’t go there because it may make me throw up.

#8  Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal
– Go to YouTube and search Koeppel Rants – see for yourself.

#9  Callousness/Lack of Empathy
–  “From an early age, Mr. Koeppel was sometimes hostile in dealings with cousins and siblings, several family members said, but the source of the animosity is hard to pinpoint. . . .  He charged that his cousins had cheated on their taxes by having work performed on their private homes paid for by their company, city officials said. . . .  “Billy has had some kind of perceived vendetta on my brother and me for a number of years,” Alfred Koeppel said. “He was like a gnat. I had to swat him away. But now he’s turned into a hornet.” NY Times Story

#10 Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
–  “The New York millionaire who once said that his mother locked him in a dog cage is biting back.

Real estate heir William Koeppel sued his mother, Roberta, over the family’s estimated $48 million fortune last year in Manhattan Surrogate Court, challenging her handling of properties that he’s due to inherit from his father, Robert. Now he also wants his father’s body exhumed, sources say.

But according to Roberta, it was William who hastened the patriarch’s death.
“I don’t think he took a knife or gun to him, but his actions were just as lethal,” Roberta, said in court papers. She also said that William “badgered” his dad relentlessly for property ownership and that he once even knocked the arthritic old man to the floor.”  Daily News Story

#11 Aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc
– 1.  The legal papers filed  in pre-trial motions by William’s mother claim that he took money from the estate “by fraud, misrepresentation, or other intentional or tortious acts.”  NY Magazine
– 2. I have certainly witnessed him being cruel to people but animals?  There I have no information – save that I would not let him near my own pets.

#12 Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

 – 1. Koeppel told DNAinfo that he was “independent” from the Realty Advisory Board, the industry association representing most building owners, and therefore not subject to the agreement. He said that he stopped paying dues nearly two years ago and blamed a clerical error on his inclusion in the group.  Story


– 2.  He graduated in 1984, but failed three times to pass the bar exam. He later sued the bar, saying the test was unfair to him because he was dyslexic.”  NY Times Story


He sued the bar saying the test was unfair????  That’s hilarious! 


#13 Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle

 -1. ” Mr. Koeppel, who is 34 years old, grew up in a wealthy New York real-estate family, dividing his time between his parents’ Fifth Avenue apartment and a summer home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He has lived a life of private schools, yachts and country clubs, secure in the knowledge that he would inherit a substantial real-estate business from his father, his family members said. . . . He graduated in 1984, but failed three times to pass the bar exam. He later sued the bar, saying the test was unfair to him because he was dyslexic.”  NY Times Story
– 2.  In 1997, NY Magazine reported that when William Koeppel  sued his mother, he was making $228,000 from his parents estate, for which he rendered no services, stated his mom.  The legal papers filed  in pre-trial motions by William’s mother claim that he took money from the estate “by fraud, misrepresentation, or other intentional or tortious acts.”

 

#14 Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
As reported in the NY Times, “William Koeppel, a Manhattan developer who was indicted in 1995 on charges that he illegally demanded contributions for the Giuliani campaign from tenants seeking rent-stabilized apartments. After pleading guilty, William Koeppel paid fines and did community service.”

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3 thoughts on “Profile of a Sociopath”

  1. We lived in 350 East 52nd Street fron 1999 til 2006. Doormen were absolutely nice, helpfull, kind and (beign us form overseas) they made us fell soon that the building was our home. A home that we still miss a lot after six years of beign away living in other continents

    The workers need their rights to be recognized. Our support for all of them.

    I have seen the name of one doorman, Piere, in the internet articles. He was a great person.

    We hope our neigbours, somo of home are good old friends, are doing OK and that soon all the comunity can continue to live peacefuly as it once was.

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