- Jun 7, 2010
sociopathy is the complete lack of sympothy, high ego, nerves of steel and normally very high intellegance and charm, though only the first three are required for diagnosis of sociopathy (btw sociopaths and psychopaths are both people with sociopathy but just are used normally to differentiate socipaths who have done violant actions and those which have not, their capability of comitting violance are the same the only difference is their likely hood of comitting violance). I suppose in extrem cases people will surpress or shutdown their sympothy i.e. people in concentration camps or in war, to avoid their moral from dropping too low and by extension their will to live. So while sympothy could drop or be hidden for survival in the same way people hide their emotions and sexuality for survival, at the end of the day it would still be there.MCerberus said:I thought sociopathic tendencies could be conditioned to as a survival technique or a wrong turn during the time where emotional intelligence is being gained.nuba km said:While I agree with the statement that you have made overall, sociopathy is not something that someone develops its something people are born with. Like autism, dyslexia and many other mental disabilities. Sociopaths are born lacking the parts of the brain resbonsible for sympothy and similiar emotions, many sociopaths become normal members of society such as buissness men and women, lawyers, doctors and any job that gives them high levels of authority and/or control over other peoples lives, they may treat people well or poorly it all depends to what ever most feeds their ego or they get most enjoyment out of. Also most socipaths are really hard to spot if they are sociopaths or not, as since birth they spent most of their time learning how to behave to get the response from people they want. They are born masters of social manipulation.MCerberus said:So what do kids do? They either 1. break, become the criminals they're being treated as or 2. clique up against something, anything that promises a common enemy and outlet. Combined number 2 and social media and we get the current bullying situation. Oh, and mix in some "you're special" and we have the perfect conditions for sociopathy!
In which case, my original statement was still incorrect because I used the wrong word(s).
Fun fact, many psychologist believe that james bond and ferris bueller are excellent examples of sociopaths, charming, careing, always know the right thing to say, never break a swet, able to avoid consequnce with extreme skill, willing to use people who trust them, and when it comes to james bond, willing to kill people wihtout a momments hesitation. The joker from the darknight is also considered an excellent example of a spotlight violant sociopath, i.e. a sociopath who wants to be the centre of attention and also a sociopath who loves violance.
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