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Am I in the right place?

Postby wynellis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:36 am

I was thinking tonight, and I think I may be a sociopath..The particular situation that made me think this is I hooked up with a coworker that was seeing someone. I told other coworkers, who know the girl, and they told her. She got mad at me, went off on me, but I don't care. I know I should care, because what I did was wrong, but I don't care. The most I care about is that I lost a friend, who is someone I have to see on a regular basis, but that's so selfish.

It's just situations like that one, where what I've done is morally wrong, but I don't care enough to try to make things better, I just let things happen. Am I just apathetic or is there something more probably going on?

And for everyone who'll tell me to go see a psychiatrist or whoever, I can't afford it. I struggle paying rent every month so I don't have the luxury of finding out for sure, all I can do is wonder, and getting second and third opinions helps me.
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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby DaturaInnoxia » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:30 am

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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby solemnlysworn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:09 pm

Imagine if everybody who participated in cheating without care for the left-out party was designated a sociopath
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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby justonemoreperson » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:16 pm

The more we discuss this type of stuff the more I'm convinced that the only real difference is the level of fear.

For example, no one really cares about breaking the speed limit by a couple of percent, mainly because the chances of being caught and the repercussions of the offence are low.

So conscience tends to get driven by the risk / fear ratio. If you can get away with it without being found out, many people would, and those who wouldn't are probably those who wouldn't 'get away with it', because they get 'caught' by their own conscience ("What would Jesus do?")

We behave because we fear the repercussions. We fear we might get caught, we fear we might lose friends, we fear we might lose a job or we fear that we might displease our god or whatever.

Without fear, we're left with no real motivation to behave or to consider consequence. So really, all psychopathy is, is a failure to be afraid of consequence. The rest is just common human nature.
I'm not arguing; I'm explaining why I'm right.
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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby Manners73 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:32 pm

wynellis wrote:I was thinking tonight, and I think I may be a sociopath..The particular situation that made me think this is I hooked up with a coworker that was seeing someone. I told other coworkers, who know the girl, and they told her. She got mad at me, went off on me, but I don't care. I know I should care, because what I did was wrong, but I don't care. The most I care about is that I lost a friend, who is someone I have to see on a regular basis, but that's so selfish.

It's just situations like that one, where what I've done is morally wrong, but I don't care enough to try to make things better, I just let things happen. Am I just apathetic or is there something more probably going on?

And for everyone who'll tell me to go see a psychiatrist or whoever, I can't afford it. I struggle paying rent every month so I don't have the luxury of finding out for sure, all I can do is wonder, and getting second and third opinions helps me.


I think you need to focus your attentions more on how to pay your rent rather than worrying about whether or not you're a sociopath.
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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby Brandon1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:39 pm

wynellis wrote:I was thinking tonight, and I think I may be a sociopath..The particular situation that made me think this is I hooked up with a coworker that was seeing someone. I told other coworkers, who know the girl, and they told her. She got mad at me, went off on me, but I don't care. I know I should care, because what I did was wrong, but I don't care. The most I care about is that I lost a friend, who is someone I have to see on a regular basis, but that's so selfish.

It's just situations like that one, where what I've done is morally wrong, but I don't care enough to try to make things better, I just let things happen. Am I just apathetic or is there something more probably going on?

And for everyone who'll tell me to go see a psychiatrist or whoever, I can't afford it. I struggle paying rent every month so I don't have the luxury of finding out for sure, all I can do is wonder, and getting second and third opinions helps me.

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Re: Am I in the right place?

Postby Manners73 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 pm

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