Why I Suck (Pt. 8)

I have wondered if I am a mild sociopath for a few years now and would like to delve into that.  To calibrate the concept let’s take a look at the definitions around this word.

  1. Sociopath – A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
  2. Sociopathic Personality – a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality’ was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality’ to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder’ is the preferred term)
  3. Psychopath – A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior

So from the above we get a simple understanding and see how the two keys are antisocial behavior + violence.   Also I can note that a sociopath and a psychopath are essentially the same traits which I was not aware of.  However, I cannot really find a definition for mild sociopathy although many people say that it exists.  In my quest to find out about “mild sociopathy” I also looked into related qualities shown by sociopaths including –

  1. Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
  2. Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
  3. Authoritarian
  4. Secretive
  5. Paranoid
  6. Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
  7. Conventional appearance
  8. Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
  9. Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life
  10. Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
  11. Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
  12. Incapable of real human attachment to another
  13. Unable to feel remorse or guilt
  14. Extreme narcissism and grandiose
  15. May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

Is 6 out of 15 good or kinda bad?  I think I might have some “mild” issues and need to stop reviewing this otherwise I will start to justify it to quickly and that only cements my position.

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2 Responses to Why I Suck (Pt. 8)

  1. Lindsay says:

    Lets be for reals. The only number on that list that mildly describes you is paranoid (e.g., sounds in the night). You can’t ever keep a secret (e.g., Justin Bieber). You’re so non-violent you release spiders outside instead of squashing them. The only reason one would consider you sociopathic is because of your beard…and that’s more sea captain than sociopath.

  2. martineden says:

    I wish I was a sea captain but first I was thinking more along the lines as MILDLY sociopathic. The traits I share or can see in myself are –

    – Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
    – Authoritarian
    – Secretive
    – Extreme narcissism and grandiose
    – May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

    Add the paranoia and that is 6 out of 15 so it seems mildly might be an accurate way to describe it.

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