I believe Robbins has raging NPD. This means he has a tremendous lack of Empathy, even though he uses the skills of the professional actor, and can cry, and appear all lovey-dovey. (the ladies swoon for him).
Some of what Robbins does must be a bit of a joke between him, and those who understand what he is doing. I think his "fans" are sort of guinea pigs for him. He sort of experiments on them. Perhaps he takes what he has learned in 25 years, and sells that info to the Army, etc, as he does work with the military as well.
For instance, his "Platinum Partnership" is a funny joke!
Its as if he said, "I bet i can get 100 people to pay me $65,000.00 US a year, to come and hang-out with me, while i have an adventure vacation".
Wouldn't you like to get paid 6.5 million a year to have adventure vacations with your fan-club?
Underneath, i think Robbins thinks he is a great human, and is going to change the world. So he probably tells himself he is helping people. And the best way to teach, is to teach people LESSONS, and not just lecture. I am sure he has some rationalization.
He does lots of charity work, that he brags about all the time, and he has two wives, and children from 3 women, so he needs the cash!!
Robbins is a totally ruthless, cold-blooded entrepreneur.
So, yes, he does have a sociopathic streak to him.
He never had a good father, and learned how to operate in the world from sleazy seminar gurus.
I know a few advanced Tonyites, who believe Tony has the heart of Mother Theresa, and the reason he rips you off, is to teach you how weak and persuadable you are, so you will learn from the PAIN of being totally tricked, and not get fooled again...
I kid you not...
Do you think there might be a sociopathic streak to AR which in part explains why he tells people what he did\does to them? It must be entertaining to him to see that some don't see what he's doing. My doctor did this also.