What does it feel like to be a sociopath? Recently, I've been feeling depressed and I feel like I fake all my interactions. I don't know if this is sociopathy or just depression, but either way I'm just interested in hearing what it's really like to be a sociopath. Figured there could be some on here. Will bump with porn.
it's probably depression if you worry about your behaviour.
if you're like me, all emotions are just meh; nothing's really bad, nothing's really god. all just a numb meh.
I gained an insane amount of weight and I'm tired all the time. but luckily I don't feel like I have to be an hero
Any idiot will think they are any kind of label that gives them an edge above anyone else. Read the power of now by eckhart tolle and leave the egotistical people behind. Change your life for the better and enjoy what you have.
not sure on source, sorry bae. I'll keep looking for you. Not so interested in my problems as hearing about what real sociopathy/psycopathy is like.
yeah, I recently started zoloft and it sometimes helps, but sometimes just makes me feel like shit
You're not thinking for yourself. Your interactions are based off of false beliefs you've accrued by letting other people tell you what is and is not good or bad. Just focus on thinking independently of others and within a couple weeks you'll feel so much fucking better.
Pro tip: encourage other people to be independent too while encouraging them to encourage others. Everyone is depressed because nobody is thinking for themselves.
There is no such thing as a sociopath. There is a scale of psychopathy that everyone falls somewhere on. An accurate representation of a severely psychopathic character is Heath Ledger's Joker.
OP here. I recently realized that the reason I thought other peoeple were judging me was because I was obsessing over what they were doing, so I assumed they would obsess over my actions. Now I'm trying not to give a shit about other people, so I don't worry about what they think.
Im definitely a sociapath.I dont give a fuck about having interractions with other human beeings cause they too dumb.i dont want work cause i know i cant with the People their.I Also dont give a fuck about feelings and shit.Im also an Egoist and i wouldnt give a fuck if you lay down on the ground in Front of me cause its your fault you goddamn piece of shit
Op is an idiot.
Bateman is an example of a true sociopath/psycopath
Can you not read or are you just mentally retarded
Americab Psycopath is called American Psycopath because hes a fucking psycopath
Youre a retard, forget not ever reading the book, let alone how to read in general
Nice try op we all know youre samefagging you samefagging faggot fuck
Youre not. Maybe a sociopath but probably not as well. Not feeling empathy is a trait for a pretty big group of disorders. Could be NPD or Antisocial Personality, etc. Mostly personality disorders exhibit problems with empathy in one form or another. I too have issues with empathy. Not something I understand.
Also, not that much samefaggin, just chiming in when I am interested.
I don't think I'm a sociopath, just want to learn that perspective
Psychopaths are extremely confident and have hardly any empathy, which bleeds into persuasion and manipulation. They also are very narcissistic and harbor grandiose ideas of themselves. We all posses these traits to some degree, but what distinguishes Psychopaths is how much they actually have them internalized in their psyche and how much they externally act on them. We all identify with the Joker because he represents the extreme, which implies a freedom from the social mores which normally restrain our actions and because we all tend to hold ourselves higher in our own minds. The Joker has no boundaries and an almost divine/infernal presence, which we admire and desire, so we see ourselves being more like him than we probably actually are.
It gets worse mate, Ive been trying to figure it out for quite a while now. Im doin the best I can to learn what I can. Maybe one day Ill fix my depression. In school for Neurology. Figured since I cant relate to people well I could keep a good layer of patient doctor professionalism.
My once close friends claim i'm showing sociopathic tendencies, even my mother used to say i'm a heartless monster, but i know that's bullshit, i'm just cynical because i've noticed that the only reason anyone ever contancts me is to get something they want from me. Also they ask for my honest opinion and when i tell them they're offended. I just stopped meeting them as often as i used to, and i can honestly say i'm feeling better. Focusing on self-improvement leaves no room for people who are holding you back, no matter how much you like them. I'm hoping that becoming a better person means i'll also meet better people to hang around.
In the meantime, "To live alone one must be a God, or a beast."
There are only representations in the media of how sociopaths act, not what it is like inside of one.
First off let me tell you that everyone in their younger 20's that are depressed at some point think they are a sociopath or something along those lines. Seldom is this true.
So let me paint you a picture of what it's really like inside of a 28 year old's head that has actually been diagnosed as one.
Every interaction is lead by your direction. You are constantly steering conversation and reactions toward an end goal of making the person think of you or do something that you will them to do. Manipulation is the only mode of interaction, and despite hoe media portrays us, we don't have "dead-eyes" or anything of that sort. We act, look, laugh, and smile judt as anyone else and you would never know. My "fetish", you coukd call it that anyways, is getting girls into bed with my charm. I'm not even particukarly choosy so long as they aren't obese or fuck-ugly. By the age of 25 or so I had been with around 70 women but I've lost count by this point. It's too easy to find a weakness and exploit it, and I've done some things others woukd view as horrifying in terms of societal norms.
Fix your self talk, don't overthink, think of the now instead of worrying about your past and daydreaming of the future,accept compliments,don't be in survival mode,be true to you,remember who you are,don't give up yourself to be loved by someone else,keep saying why not,why shouldn't you be happy?
The correct term according to the DSM IS ASPD or antisocial personality disorder, though sociopath is an old distinction that is now outdated. Usage however points to the proper term and even in the psychology world it isn't frowned upon with its usage.
not sure im a sociopath, but i find it really hard to take on other peoples point of view which makes me pretty heartless most of the time. i was also taught actions have a punishment not a consequence, so if im not punished i did nothing wrong...make sense?
I see wut u did there
>sociopathic or just depressive
and no, curiosity isn't sociopathic behavior
I have attachment issues, molested around5 years old, parental divorce at around 9 years, first girlfriend cheated on me and rubbed it in whilst in the relationship, etc. Shitty experiences all in all. Weird thing is Im pretty good with people, or at least I perceive it that way. None of my "friends" talk to me though. Im always the one to talk. Ive given up trying to have friends outside of University so Im usually alone now.
you sound alot like me in how you can talk fine but its usually a forced conversation. i wasnt molested but im pretty heavily disabled and nobody told me till i was 12 so my paretns made me believe it was my fault i was so bad at everything
>First off let me tell you that everyone in their younger 20's that are depressed at some point think they are a sociopath or something along those lines. Seldom is this true.
>So let me paint you a picture of what it's really like inside of a 28 year old's head that has actually been diagnosed as one.
>Diagnosed as one
Youd be a lot happier if you were a sociopath. They actually function extremely well in society. Only thing is sociopaths lack morality. So they lie, cheat, steal, fake or emulate emotions to get what they want.
I dont know if I just dont understand people well enough to know if they dont like me or if there is a subconscious alarm going off in people which tell them I am not being genuine. Either way I want to find out why I dont get emotional responses.
have you thought it might just be some level of paranoia over your conversations? and that normal people just dont want to talk that much. i tested it and people i didnt approach just forgot i existed
>"Nonetheless, psychopathy has been proposed as a specifier under an alternative model for ASPD. In the DSM-5, under "Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders", ASPD with psychopathic features is described as characterized by "a lack of anxiety or fear and by a bold interpersonal style that may mask maladaptive behaviors (e.g., fraudulence)." Low levels of withdrawal and high levels of attention-seeking combined with low anxiety are associated with "social potency" and "stress immunity" in psychopathy."
> Kupfer, David; Regier, Darrell, eds. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC and London, England: American Psychiatric Publishing (accessed on Google Play). ISBN 0890425558.
Psychopathy is within ASPD, but it is distinct.
The irony of using a term that is still general used in the psychology world? I could use ASPD instead next time, bur since in the non-technical world sociopathy is generally regarded as a synonym, it's easier just to say so due to people's familiarity with the term.
What's funny is that any time one of these threads pops up, or any one claims to have a diagnosis, one of you autistic little bastards just love chiming in that it's "cringe", as if there's no people with this disorder popping up online. Your lack of self-awareness and the world around you is the only real cringe to be had.
Well, I for the most part have ruled paranoia out because if it were any nervous disorder of the kind it would be a persistent thought whilst Im talking to people. Normally it occurs in retrospect or just randomly. In actuality I think the lull in conversation could legitimately just be Im boring but dont see it. Or I can't keep myself in the conversation. Ive found I tend to exhibit a sort of word salad problem in which I will say things but dont always realize not everybody has the exact same thought process as I do so it ends up making no sense. A lot of people think Im pretty funny, according to what Ive been told, but sometimes Ill just say things Im thinking that have no real meaning unless you happen to have the same thoughts as I do.
The irony that you stated "many 20 year olds are not sociopathic, but I am"
Calm down there aspy, just because you got called on your bullshit doesnt mean you need to sperg out.
But it's wrong. Literally the only distinction between the two exists in people's perceptions of how the one acts vs. the other. But they both act the same. Why would people within the field willfully use the term knowing that it is wrong?
>couldn't find a real argument so uses technicality
When I was younger, I was an immense sociopath, I used and exploited people for personal gain and profit, literally all the time.
For some reason, people ate this shit up and thought I was extremely cool. I had lots of 'friends' and girlfriends.
It's rather ironic that these same people who ate my sociopathic, exploitative bullshit up; are the same people who just want people who care about them in their lives.
Now, the true irony is, now that I'm much older and have empathy for people and do not wish to exploit them, and watch them suffer; and am a truly decent and pretty selfless people . . . These people are nowhere to be fucking found.
It's comical gold because these are the same people that used to bitch about people fucking them over and a lack of stability in their lives.
I wonder if people just like being used, perhaps it endows them with a sense of purpose or worth.
Either way, in my experience being a sociopath gets you what you want, and grants you respect; as people view your exploitation and "getting what you want" Attitude as "Alpha" behaviour.
Where as, selflessness which is actually far harder to do, is seen as beta and weak.
Har har har.
Being a "sociopath" in the sense of today's obsessive culture over them is really just being entirely, totally, and ultimately self-centered, without any concerns or regrets for the rest of the world. Socipaths can flip the empathy on or off when wanted, as a method of self-preservation. For most sociopaths, being revealed spells the end of the ride, which is something to be avoided at all costs, because of the totally self-centered nature of their personality. When used unrestriced, it will quickly cause an implosion. When used meticulously, it is a tool of great but unfortunately still limited power.
Hey OP. I've been a psychopath all my life. I didn't realize it til around 6th grade. I've always had an awareness, this extreme sense of not only self consciousness but of everything and everyone around me. The "carefully planning every action" old psychopath stereotype is true. You have a sense of empowerment due to basically controlling every aspect of your life with ease but there are downsides. Never really had strong emotions or been able to "let go" during parties or events but I can force emotions when they are necessary. Hope the inside of my mind entertained you.
Dear faggot OP.
You are not a sociopath.
Its not 'cool' to tell your friends on Facebook or Tumblr that you are dark and brooding and all that shit. You are just a regular retard.
You need to learn about nutrition mate. Healthy body = healthy brain. Your brain unnourished doesn't produce ''I'm feeling good'' chemicals, because well, its not feeling good.>>663619985
Unless your nutrition is top tier ( its probably not ) look into this. If it is well you need medication.
I went to a psychologist for non psych reasons,it was just one area he was qualified in, and mentioned on thought my partner was a sociopath or psychopath, at the very least narcissistic. After meeting my partner he told me to read a book called "snakes in suits". I questioned him about the book and for more info and what his opinion was, but because he wasn't workimg in the capacity of psychologist he couldn't get into it. Google love n psychopaths. It should have a picture of little red riding hood and the wolf, it's an interesting read. Psychopaths and sociopaths arenT's as rare as people think. Also, look up a doco about brain scans in prison inmates and the differences in the brain activity.
I've thought about this a bit, every social interaction I make is catered towards an end goal. But I wonder if I could still have love and empathy for my brother if I was leaning toward sociopathic? The 2 things seem counter to each other.