Maupertuis wrote:But their world never rejected me, it was I who rejeted it.
Hucal wrote:Just making a guess based on the traits of both, because I have no idea. I was combining sociopathy and schizoid for that example. I wouldn't really know how to explain a sociopath with avoidant traits... to me, they seem like contradictory disorders in a lot of ways. AvPD'ers have low self-esteem, feel socially awkward, self-loathe, self-critical, etc., and I feel like a lot of sociopaths do not usually express themselves in such a way that makes them look weak and timid. I'm sure there are exceptions, though.
Although the most widely held impression is that antisocials are incorrigible criminals
who undermine the values of the surrounding culture, some seek simply to run away
from a society in which they feel unwanted, cast aside, or abandoned. Although most
antisocials react antagonistically to social rejection, these individuals drift along at the
margins of society, scavenging whatever slim resources they come across. The nomadic
variant combines antisocial with schizoid and/or avoidant characteristics. Most see
themselves as jinxed or doomed and desire only to exist at the edge of a world that
would almost certainly reject them. Mired in self-pity, they drop out of society to become
gypsy-like roamers, vagabonds, or wanderers. With little regard for their personal
safety or comfort, they may drift from one setting to another as homeless persons involved
in prostitution and substance abuse.
Adopted children who feel uneasy about their place in the world sometimes follow
the path of the nomadic antisocial, wandering from place to place in an apparently symbolic
search for their true home or natural parents. Their sense of “being no place” signifies
alienation from self and others. For this reason, nomadics often appear vaguely
disconnected from reality and lack any clear sense of self-identity. Compared to other
variants, nomadic antisocials often seem relatively harmless because of their attitude of
indifference and disengagement. Some are indeed vacant and fearful, but others are
deeply angry and resentful. As a consequence of alcohol or substance abuse, they may act out impulsively, discharging their frustrations in brutal assaults or sexual attacks on those weaker than themselves.
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