It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"General diagnostic criteria for a Personality Disorder A) An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavioral that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture This pattern is manifested in two (or more) of the following areas:
(1) cognition (i.e., ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people, and events)
(2) affectivity (i.e., the range, intensity, lability, and appropriateness of emotional response)
(3) interpersonal functioning
(4) impulse control
At some point in the future psychopathy may be a study for sociologists, not psychologists.
Originally posted by wildtimes
I would consider YOU to be the expert on YOU, and believe that YOU know what's best for you. If you are confused, I will help you try to gain insight, but it is up to YOU to decide what you want to achieve. My job is to help you develop skills -- or discontinue counterproductive behaviors -- or a combination of the two, to help you achieve the goals that YOU have determined are important to YOU. In addition, I would help guide your goals and decisions by looking at all the options and possible outcomes, and help you assess what long-term results would be healthiest and cause the least harm to yourself
Originally posted by silent thunder
I've been accused of being a psychopath or a sociopath on this board before, and several memorable times in real life.
Mostly because people have disliked my attitude when I reported from several dangerous situations around the world. It is always a perplexing and hard-to-understand accusation for me. I feel I am fairly introspective and sensitive to psychological nuances.
I understand I have a pretty chaotic relationship with multiple women and have been a bit more promiscuious than most men perhaps, but I have never raised my hand against a woman in my life.
I understand my job (basically, these days, commodity speculation in war-torn/crisis areas) is morally repugnant to many, and I understand it has put me in situations that are perhaps unusual and hard to communicate that have probably deformed my personality in some way or other.
I was diagnosed with PTSD after an experience last decade in the Sri Lanka Civil war, although I never underwent formal treatment. I think I've been a bit diffiucult since then; I prefer to spend most of my time alone and on the net, which I know my family dislikes. I have a very twisted sense of humor (that I try and usually succeed) in keeping under wraps here, and I know it unnerves people. But I think combat soldiers and others who have been in difficult situations can understand this attitude. It is alway "normal" people I end up horrifying in some way. Thse are my rough edges. Buyt do they make me sick? I've tried so very hard to overcome my akwardness, to learn to write and communicate properly. Am I communicating?
I guess what bothers me the most is the either/or aspect of these accusations. If you are accused of falling into one of these categories, its all or nothing, and there is "no cure." You are "recognized" as a flawed individual on some fundamental level and shunned. Psychpathy/sociopathy is viewed as "incurable" and fundamental, and it is said that the only "cure" is to isolate or abandon the accused. Is this true? Is this fair? What happens to people falsely accused? Or people who might share some but not all aspects of psychopathy? What is their redress? How can they prove their fitness and validity as humans?
Thanks, that was the question I asked in the OP...
Originally posted by allprowolfy
My question for team ATS revolves around that tenent. Sociopathology, in my opinion, is pandemic in this world today. At every level of society....from global banking to corporations to neighborhoods to alleyways, we are surrounded by sociopaths.
My opinion is just this. The Aristicrats or nobles have had run of the roost through a monarchy and now a Republic. This elite class has only just been acknowledged recently through the internet or people like you that have to deal with their mental and emotional issues on a daily basis. Believe me when i say, "nothing has changed.' The institution of idiots that have been in charge has not changed one iota, you just have partaken in the arrogance and idiocy that comes with this endowed caste group.
Now you know
Originally posted by GisfridMaillor
YAY victim- the new mainstream fashion.
Why live your life and do what you want when you can just be a victim and give up all power and hope.
It is not my fault I AM A VICTIM.
Accept personal responseability, move on, stop blaming others for what you cannot do now.
So we are mad at these people because we are jealous of them? Nice fallacy. I guess your the apologist right? Let me fill you in... F--- them they ruined our country.
We all have crap in our lives, some play victim there whole life and some get up dust off and live.
I don't have a crap life. I like my life. It could be better but it could be a hek of lot worse.Better than being a state sponsored bootlicker. heh well they pay good right?
Why be a victim, make things happen. Stop living in the past and living in other people problems.
Because they are effecting my way of life. Apologist.
So yeah "victims" is a pandemin, like the homeless, and homegrown terroism.
All political buzzwords to disable one LOGIC and REASON and use fear,ignorance and hate as a deciding factor. Why do you go on message boards just to spook people? Go back to your government sponsored life
A bunch of people to selfabsorbed to realize that stupide crap holding you back is in your head it is your thoughts. Yeah someone did something to you, so what you really gonna spend your whole life on that?
I don't even know what your talking about now?..eh.. Are you the world's best internet psychoanalyst or what? U mad at us conspiracy researchers? Come on tell the truth
Originally posted by summer5
He's shallow, ........ incapable of true feelings for anyones but his own.
People are just an objects to them, not a person with any feelings or heart- you really meant nothing to these people. ....... There were so many times that red flags were there, and he talks you out of knowing your own gut feeling.