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Sociopaths and The Mean Girl

There’s this new series on Hulu called Into the Dark. One of the episodes called, “New Year, New Life” is about this group of four women that were “besties” in high school that reunite years later for a New Years Eve. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot but in a nutshell, years back in high school a girl committed suicide due to bullying by the pack of mean girls. The queen mean girl who was the instigator, ends up a successful online social media star while the others went down different paths in life.

So they all get together and decide to teach the queen mean girl a lesson, and come together in the house where the girl who committed suicide died and plan to tie her up and make her confess to all her online followers that she played a part in this girls suicide. The reasoning was that she was this fraud that had this huge following for having a positive outlook on life, and basically everything she presents is the opposite of how she acted back in high school. And is still a fraud now.

As the story unfolds you see how nothing has changed. The story has multiple messages on bullying and other issues but at the core I found this episode interesting cause we talk about mean girls. We talk about bullying and what can we do to stop it. But it never crossed my mind to take a close look at the mean girl that rules the pack of bullies. I wonder what percentage of those girls are sociopaths. I wonder if there is a way to stop an adolescent sociopath from becoming a full blown sociopath in his or her adulthood.

Like I said, the episode shows she didn’t change. Once a sociopath, always a sociopath. So if that is the case, maybe we should consider examining these so called mean girls and take a deeper look at their behavior that may be rooted in sociopathic tendencies.

No one wants to think their child is a bully, or sick, but, they’re out there. If mental illnesses start to manifest themselves in young adulthood, then so do other types of illnesses.

Take a good look at the queen mean girl in school.  I’m not saying she is a sociopath, but….

Sociopaths and The Mean Girl

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough , Undressed, and I'm Not Playing.

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Loberg, E. (2019). Sociopaths and The Mean Girl. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from


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