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The Evil Side of Humanity?

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Most personality theories deal with the mature version of the temperament. "NF Idealists are warm, cuddly, naturally altruistic; primarily interested in making everyone around them happier." But Hitler was an idealist, right?

What do the temperament types look like when they go bad?

Primarily, I am interested in your thoughts on the dark side of the SJ Guardian. Guardians are "stable, caring, law-abiding citizens who mow their lawn before the grass gets too high." But what happens when Guardians are broken--how do you break one?

I am posting this question on your wall because I already posted it on the SJ wall and didn't get many responses... I thought I might get better luck with you guys. I know it's a strange question but I am a writer and I want to know more about the dark side of my characters according to the integrity of their temperament.

Unfortunately for you guys, the dark side of the NT is pretty obvious--Stalin, Napoleon, Emperor Palpatine... Same goes for the SP's who splash their dysfunctional hedonsim all over Hollywood. NF's have a pretty deep dark side--borderline personality disorder, madness, raging irrationality.

But the SJs? All I can think of is Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Keirsey says that when they become self-destructive, they tend to do it literally--i.e. suicide. Thoughts?
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Evil side of all types: When you order a big plate of fries after a long day and some asshole sits next to you and eats some of your fries without asking. Only then have you looked at the darkest corner of humankind. And once you stare into that ugly black vortex of evil, there's no returning to your sweet little life.
I heard Bill Murray did this to a guy in a restaurant. When the guy looks up, indignation turning to astonishment, BM says to him "Nobody's going to believe you." and walks off without another word.
In what ways would a perfect guardian become a bad cop? I'm not being skeptical--just interested in the specifics. Being anal with the parking tickets--okay. But taking home a cut of the confiscated heroin for personal consumption? Nah.
I enforce The Law, therefor I am The Law. (I think therefor I am only better: I have a club to beat people with if they think different!)

Reach this point in your thinking and any assertion of rights by someone with no authority pushing up against your righteous will is now a crime. Here's a good recent one:

Be careful out there, dogs travel in packs.
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