There are many models by which we, especially as occultists, attempt to make sense of all things and to compartmentalize them in order to understand not only psychospiritual but material phenomena. These are indexing systems if you will, and there are many of them, some more well-known than others - like the Kabbalah as revealed by revered occultists such as Eliphas Levi and others.
While these indexes are valuable for apprehending and analyzing otherwise nearly-inscrutable phenomena, they are themselves meaningless without the necessary context and vocabulary education. Simpler methods which are perhaps more intuitive become useful in the absence of extended study, and are, if not equally as valuable, at least workable to increase our apprehension of the unknowable mysteries found within the higher realms of consciousness.
One of the main methodologies I personally use, along with the Kabbalah (or Qabbalah, whichever spelling you prefer), is the astrologically derived modes of operation found within nature's workings. These modes are termed Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable and refer to the "beginning" of a thing, it's "maintenance and nurturing" phase, and it's "destruction and transformation" phase respectively.
The 12 signs of the Zodiac are categorized within one of these 3 modes. The Cardinal signs being Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries. The Fixed signs being Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, and Leo. The Mutable signs being Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Virgo.
These 3 phases of nature's operations are also encoded within a single name and magickal formula - IAO. "I" stands for Isis, who is known as the Great Mother, or that which maintains and nurtures all creatures. "A" stands for Apophis, or the Great Destroyer, which destroys all things at the end of their cycle so that new life can begin. "O" stands for Osiris, who is the beginner of all things, or the "planter of seed". For understanding, one must recognize these names as not just the deities they identify, but as identifying the principles that each of these deities represent.
These primal modes and principles can also be found among more than just the Zodiac and in cultural mythologies, they can also be found in societies as well. We have Creative (cardinal) people who dream up and invent new things, such as in the arts, industries, and new technologies - Tesla, Jobs, and Edison would be found here. We have Managerial (fixed) people who are adept at maintaining and nurturing what others have created, while they themselves may have little to no creative ability. You'll find healers and counselors among this group. Then we have the Destroyers (mutable), who are people who break down things to their barest elements in order to make something new from the remains. These people can be found among the military, or working in demolition, or perhaps as athletes, etc.
A common yet unrecognized tragedy occurs when those who are perhaps genetically-determined to fit mainly inside one of these 3 natural modes, doesn't quite realize his place in the natural order, or worse, is made to feel as though his predispositions are in fact useless or even reprehensible.
In essence, I am speaking of the psychopathic misfit.
A working definition of psychopathy is:
How can this be fixed? The psychopath, who out of necessity feels nothing for his prey, must be given a role in society. They are the "natural" hunter-killers, the demolition experts, the forest-clearers, the executioners, the soldiers, etc. We have seen this type of individual manifest usually as serial killers (Richard Kuklinsky, John Wayne Gacy) or as conquerors (Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great), which are feared and shunned but also secretly admired. Some find their destructive outlet in combat sports, or in arenas, but most never do, so they hide in plain sight. Others, like Christopher Columbus for example, himself being the quintessential psychopath, come to be regarded as heroes as time passes, although while they were alive they were veritable gods of war and terror.
There are also those who, in a misguided attempt to appear to be something other than what they are, find themselves in all walks of life and in various ill-fitting professions in order to appear to be like those around them. This is the reason why when serial killers' crimes are eventually discovered, everyone is always so taken aback because the suspect "was the nicest guy ever" or "was really quiet and stayed to himself" and "I never would have thought they'd do that". People generally never have any idea what's beneath the surface with so-called psychopaths, who go out of their way to appear "normal" as a necessary defense mechanism so that they can release their aggression unawares.
There are those who would read this post and recoil, saying "we cannot give a place to these sorts of destructive personalities because society itself would break down." To those people I will make three counter-arguments:
a) Society is already broken dows, look around you. The only place we see psychopaths currently represented is in the so-called "ruling classes" or in prisons and mental facilities.
b) Remember, this is a primal and necessary force of nature that we're speaking of. It cannot be repressed. We see the evidence of it's attempted repression in it's subsequent morphing into the systems and institutions within our society because it has no other outlet. The collective unconscious has it's own shadow contents which are made evident in the psychopathic anti-human/anti-nature methodologies and technologies of most corporations. We also see it manifesting in systems that are equally anti-human/anti-nature, such as the legal system. We allow it to persist when we accept "I was just doing my job" as a valid excuse for the systematic destruction of people's lives and of the natural world.
c) These people are already out there, and there are new ones being born every day. We just never had a "diagnosis" for them before. It's always been like that, the psychopathic predator type has been out there from day one. He is the brother who kills; the son who slays. He makes a mockery of what you thought of him by what he does about it. Randomly. Compulsively. Many of these sorts could be some common "smooth-talking playboy" types who just haven't actually done it yet - "American Psycho" anyone? Maybe that's why that movie is so popular, it struck a nerve in society perhaps. I thought it sucked when I first saw it, so I may need to watch it again to see what I must've missed. Anyway.
In closing, the overall point of this post is to say that all operational modes of nature should be reflected within society with no judgment or preference for one over any other. If a person is a healer, then let them heal. If they are an inventor, then let them invent. If they are a destroyer, let them destroy. Society as a whole would benefit from this, and everyone would have a role.