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Old 04-24-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default Are you a Sociopath?

Bolded are what I have...

I know I am not normal, but I am 50% sure I am not one...

Are you?



Profile of the Sociopath

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.


* Glibness and Superficial Charm

* Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

* Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."


* Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.


* Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

* Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.


* Incapacity for Love

* Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.


* Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

* Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

* Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.


* Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.


* Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

* Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

* Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

Who cares about sociopaths? basically everyone in the world is totally fcked in the head.

The real question you should be asking yourself is: are you fat?
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

internet messageboards are completely void of empathy.

they don't hold water with traditional sociological examination.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

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internet messageboards are completely void of empathy.

they don't hold water with traditional sociological examination.


uhm what?
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

I ed at Takito bolding "promiscuity" and "superficial charm".

Maybe "wishes he was able to be promiscuous and charming".
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

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I ed at Takito bolding "promiscuity" and "superficial charm".

Maybe "wishes he was able to be promiscuous and charming".


Im not in person but I can be online... not sure if that counts... probably not.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #7
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

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The real question you should be asking yourself is: are you fat?

That's cold.

Nothing in that list really applies to me, except for the "pathological lying" part. It's just how I was raised. I try to be honest nowadays, but find myself lying just out of habit and convenience.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:01 AM   #8
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Im not in person but I can be online... not sure if that counts... probably not.
You sure are charming on here. I thought you hated strangers, why would you be charming?
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #9
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

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You sure are charming on here. I thought you hated strangers, why would you be charming?


good question, dot know why.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:20 AM   #10
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Default Re: Are you a Sociopath?

You just described most young women. Pathological liars, yeah I've met a few of those in my life.

I think my grandma thinks I'm a sociopath because when ever I say I'm watching the game and won't change to American Idol she says that I don't care about anyone but myself. God I want to punch her in the face sometimes.
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