kidkimbo wrote:few possible reasons why you might lack empathy for people: (1) your fear of negative emotions has driven you to do such a good job of avoiding those emotions for the majority of your life that when others share their negative experience, you cannot relate because you've never actually felt those emotions; (2) you are sooo hard on yourself and you give yourself no sympathy when you go through your own negative emotions that you apply the same kind of hardass attitude onto others; (3) you are so preoccupied with your own concerns and needs because you are in survival mode that you have no time to lend an ear to others.
people with OCPD, being hypersensitive, actually have more capability than regular people to empathize with others.
kidkimbo wrote:OCPDers have a strong heart for justice. Where that heart dwells for each OCPDer depends on his/her unique upbringing. you have a heart for justice for animals. i have a heart for those working under and taken advantage of by corrupt leaders in the entertainment/business industries. our passion to see justice reign in our respective areas is so strong that we cannot sit back and ignore injustice as most others do. we HATE with a passion those who cause the injustices because what they do tears our heart apart.
Barracuda wrote:Heya, I usually write stuff on the AsPD forum, but I might wanna spend time on this forum too.
Anyways, my question is: Do you think that by general standards, you're a good person, or just a good person in your own delusions? Are you truly empathetic and caring, under your mask of rigidity?
The reason I'm asking, is because based on the stuff I've read online, OCPD's seem to be forever seeking for their parents unconditional love or something, and trying their best to please them by being a good person. I also read that OCPD people care about their family and friends, but struggle to show it.
I most definitely have an OCPD, it's so obvious that I feel like I have been stripped off my uniqueness. However, I feel like I can often relate to psychopaths/people with an AsPD, and most definitely to narcs. I feel superior to other people, I cannot say that I have ever truly cared about anyone but one person, and I most definitely couldn't care less what my parents think about me. I can feel empathy and guilt when it comes to animals, but pretty much lack those emotions in human relationships.
I want to be a good, successful, flawless person. That person needs to tell the truth all the time, no matter how inappropriate, and this also means that I have to keep my promises. But other than that, I don't care if I hurt people mentally of physically, and would most likely not care less if I had to kill a person to save my own ass. Can anyone here relate to this? Is it possible to have both an OCPD and a NPD at the same time, or are these diagnoses contradicting?
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