He really needs to get professional help before he gets himself into some serious trouble. Enrolling in an anger management program (and a spelling class) probably wouldn't hurt either.
I would suggest that your first statement is probably the right and only course to take, and the 2nd one would prove to be a futile course of action.
If it's true that:
Headline on The Escapist web site - [UPDATE] Ocean Marketing Attempts To Extort Former Client
Then, it merely tends to substantiate, as I pointed out above, that if his behaviours are psychopathic, he would probably be unable to change his behaviours.
Being a borderline or full-on psychopath doesn't necessarily mean a person is "bad" per se
. They just behave
in a bad way (that meets about 7 defined criteria). They have a mental illness.
They are potentially dangerous to the rest of humanity, including their own family (e.g., wives and children). It's arguably them
you should be worried about - they may have no voice.
I have seen this demonstrated from first-hand experience. These people can be chameleons - and personable, affable, cunning and vicious. Having a psychopathic boss/spouse/father is one of the most frightening and traumatising things you can subject a person to. I have seen how having a psychopathic boss turned a star managerial employee into a terrified victim who never quite recovered from the experience that made her a shadow of her former bright potential. And I have seen how the wife and two children would sit at home in a state of terrified anticipation, waiting to see whether their psychopathic father, when he returns home from work, will be in a nice mood or will subject them to yet another terrifying and brutal display of his anger, abuse and violence being vented on the innocent.
Ripping such a person (a psychopath) apart, once they have been revealed by their actions to a more public gaze, in Tweets and Internet posts - is likely to achieve ½ of 3/5 of the proverbial SFA.
The best advice I was given by a psychiatrist was to lock such people up, and throw away the keys. Then ensure that their family are removed to a safer place and given anonymity.
Because he'll be back.