posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 08:09 PM
Imagine you never knew what a sociopath was, you read an article listing a dozen signs to identify a sociopath, at the end you also read "Get as far
away from them as possible". At this point you realize that you fit the definition perfectly. Then you get to the long list of commenters voicing
their approval with the author. What do you think is learned by the sociopath here? Do they learn to stay away from sociopaths? Do they think they
need to seek help? Are they offended? Or perhaps they just recognize these people as ignorant and no different than someone chanting racial slurs,
less intelligent people. Just guessing of course.
I am on the autism spectrum, high functioning obviously, diagnosed by psychologist and psychiatrist. Was told at the end of high school I would never
be able to hold down a job. After dropping out of college I went straight to a corporate IT job, been there for a decade now and even a manager. I
identify perfectly with most definitions of a sociopath, and I doubt most people could tell the difference, especially when I can't. Several people in
my family and social circle will often even say things to me like "What are you a F***ing sociopath?". After finally reading up on what exactly a
sociopath was a few years ago, I was a bit troubled to find that I was one and people really hate them.
I am antisocial, generally good at manipulating people, do not reciprocate emotion to a great extent, in the past eye contact would make me
uncomfortable, but would sometimes do it to other people for fun if it made them uncomfortable, bored much of the time, some would say I have an ego
or that I am not remorseful for things. I could basically name off every common sign of being a sociopath. How would any of you know the difference
between someone not having emotion vs not showing emotion?
Am I a sociopath? If it is in fact a real disorder, I have no idea. Would other people identify me as one? Most certainly yes.
If you are in an abusive relationship then get out, don't go on a witch hunt.