Read it. Known guys like this my whole life. Women go for them, no matter how warned. To be fair, I’ve dated women with the same tendencies against all better judgement.
Both animals exist and they’re both disgusting.
These are people, often with personality and behavioural disorders. While they may behave in ways most of us would not approve, that’s who they are. You can’t just cast them out of society. Strickland may be a narcissist (I know, overused term by lay people like me, but he seems to tick a lot of the boxes they say are associated with diagnosis - particularly the self destructiveness). The environment he helped create has likely contributed to Wilson’s murder. But it’s rough blaming him.