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You are not a psychopath, you do have some sociopathic tendencies but, that is all.
(Think of sociopathy as a minor form of psychopathy. Very minor.)

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So, you are saying since you don't feel bad when others die that there is something wrong with you? Or do you want to know that there are others who think like you... trust me there are tons of others who don't give a shit either.
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Xxanthar wrote:

@op You may have better luck typing the post in your native language and then running it through a translator. Your messages are often incoherent when written in English.


Well, they sort of DO sound like they've been through Google Translate. And that's when he does type them in English.

(Think we have to fall back on the basic Internet rule of "Posters think like they type.")
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GodHacks wrote:

You are not a psychopath, you do have some sociopathic tendencies but, that is all.
(Think of sociopathy as a minor form of psychopathy. Very minor.)



I am not a criminal. I don't even have a goatee so i can't be a sociopath. Goatee looks bad on people.
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don't worry mayne i've been told i'm the same way, it wasn't always like that but the world just jades you eventually to the point where no fucks are given. it's ok, you're normal
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First of all, empathy does not mean emotion. Just because you don't feel emotional over the death of someone you weren't close to (which is not uncommon by they way) doesn't mean you lack empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Another way to put it is the ability to "put yourself into another's shoes". If you are able to do that with people close to you, you do not lack empathy and, therefore, are not a psychopath.

Also, psychopaths are not necessarily criminals.
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I killed my emotions when I was 13 years old because I realized how meaningless people are.



You on the inside...



You on the outside...
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Posted 10/16/16 , edited 10/16/16
As a serious post before all the little teens and psychological fad wanna be's hop on with false jargon.....

Empathy can be understood physiologically with mirror neurons, which presides as the current mainstream biological argument for reciprocal altruism

http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu/Teaching/Cogs1_sp11/Readings/pineda.pdf

As far as psychopathy or sociopathy, these topics are highly inflated by culture and media. Not only are they not officially recognized by the DSM, as most psychopathy tests are performed by a separate analysis (20-item Hare or PCL R test for start), but the way we perceive these terms is often with a false lens. Psychology is a spectrum. Psychopathy is a range of various traits that we all possess; it is when we are high on certain traits that we are categorically considered to have high levels of psychopathic or sociopathic tendencies. There are also physiological differences in how more psychopathic individuals utilize the prefrontal cortex, some to almost an exclusive degree.
http://www.antoniocasella.eu/dnlaw/Lorber_2004.pdf

Other good sources:

History & Research Overview
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4059069/

Physiology
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a8ce/929984febe3fdbc07fb9e90d9bc5ac422b98.pdf

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Shishiku wrote:

As a serious post before all the little teens and psychological fad wanna be's hop on with false jargon.....

Empathy can be understood physiologically with mirror neurons, which presides as the current mainstream biological argument for reciprocal altruism

http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu/Teaching/Cogs1_sp11/Readings/pineda.pdf

As far as psychopathy or sociopathy, these topics are highly inflated by culture and media. Not only are they not officially recognized by the DSM, as most psychopathy tests are performed by a separate analysis (20-item Hare or PCL R test for start), but the way we perceive these terms is often with a false lens. Psychology is a spectrum. Psychopathy is a range of various traits that we all possess; it is when we are high on certain traits that we are categorically considered to have high levels of psychopathic or sociopathic tendencies. There are also physiological differences in how more psychopathic individuals utilize the prefrontal cortex, some to almost an exclusive degree.
http://www.antoniocasella.eu/dnlaw/Lorber_2004.pdf

Other good sources:

History & Research Overview
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4059069/

Physiology
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a8ce/929984febe3fdbc07fb9e90d9bc5ac422b98.pdf



I think it'd would've been a whole lot faster if you just answer OP with a simple "yes"
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Posted 10/17/16

cdarklock wrote:


Deyre wrote:

I am gonna put you under arrogance then.


It's not arrogance when you really are better than other people.



With a face like yours I believe it.
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You're alrite. Only slightly. ;p
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Posted 10/17/16 , edited 10/17/16
I can't care about everyone.
The best a stranger can hope from me is to inadvertently be on the receiving end of something I do.
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