A diagnosed psychopath has outlined the five traits that outline one.
The focus of a new documentary on Netflix, Lewis Raymond Taylor turned his life upside down after spending time in prison.
His journey is told in The Psychopath Life Coach as his business is accused of being a ‘cult’.
The Netflix synopsis reads: “This documentary follows the journey of Lewis Raymond Taylor, who transformed from a criminal to the CEO of a multi-million-dollar business.”
Lewis had a rather traumatic childhood with a background of abuse and neglect, and grew up to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, emotionally unstable personality disorder, and bipolar II disorder.
He’s been in and out of prison and has had a dependency on drugs and alcohol, but after one particular event decided to change things around.
The ‘life coach’ nearly killed a man and left him in a coma for three days with severe injuries, telling the Metro it was his ‘lowest point’.
“I realised that I couldn’t keep blaming everything and everyone around me for why my life is so difficult, and took a good look at myself for the first time and realised it was time to make changes,” Lewis said.
The diagnosed psychopath went on to mention his ‘very obsessive and very compulsive’ behaviour traits and after sex and gambling addictions (among others), he’s now addicted to ‘personal development’.
Lewis went on to explain how using his ‘psychopathic traits’ could be an advantage as a life coach.
He listed how he is ‘logical, ruthless, assertive, not emotional and doesn’t really have a good perception of fear’.
“I guess it’s what perspective you see it from and what end you’re on,” Lewis said.
“But in terms of psychopathy, that’s more of a label that they put on antisocial personality disorders for people who do display the more negative, narcissistic manipulative, pathological, lying [traits].”
He continued: “Do I do those things? I don’t like to think I lie. Can I be manipulative? Probably at times but again, what’s the difference between manipulation and persuasion?
“This is just the language in which a specific word can have an association in someone’s brain that makes it feel heavy or negative.”
Lewis insists The Coaching Masters is ‘not actually a cult’ as the documentary features criticism that it is one, but he adds: “I’m not bothered if people think it is.”
The Psychopath Life Coach is now available to watch on Netflix.Featured Image Credit: Facebook / Lewis Raymond Taylor / Getty Stock Photo