criminal looks at life in a highly self-centered manner, he rarely thinks of the
greater good. Put nine criminals on a baseball team, and each will consider himself
the captain. If he is challenged, he may quit or stick around and make life miserable
for others. The lack of teamwork can be seen even in childhood where things must
go his way. The criminal is determined to prevail in any situation whether by
cunning, intimidation, or brute force. Interdependence is anathema to his entire
way of life. He may appear to relate well to others in order to achieve a particular
objective that he has at the time. But he is not a reliable individual upon whom
others may depend.
Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D.
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