i am a 15 year old sociopathic female and i do not see why it is considered a disorder. i think that everyone should be this way. i do not understand why someone would want to feel bad for something they do, what is the point? being able to manipulate people is the most useful thing on earth if you want to get ahead i mean come on now people how stupid do you have to be to think it is a disorder? donetsk
Also, I never lie, and would never hurt anyone
amanda17, i am not a doctor, but reading your post makes me think that your current emotional (or lack of emotion) state is probably due to your extreme depression. have you been treated by a doctor? if your parents have not taken your illness seriously, then you should talk to your school counselor to try to get some psychiatric help. good luck! amanda
Could I be a sociopath? I used to be a highly emotional, sensitive person. I loved my family members and friends with all my heart. I never had any trouble feeling empathy for others. When I was 6 or 7, I actually saved a ladybug that was in our swimming pool, “rescuing” it from drowning. last summer, my aunt’s cat died while in my care, and I cried the whole day, terrified that if might have somehow been my fault. But I can’t feel any emotion anymore. I don’t love my family or friends, and I don’t feel connected to anyone anymore. I can’t seem to enjoy anything. I am bored all the time. I guess you could call my feeling (or lack thereof) “numb”, or empty. Is it possible that even though I was not born one, I could have become a sociopath? To tell you a little bit more about how I got this way: I always used to be a painfully shy person, and instead of forcing myself to reach out and make friends, I let my loneliness grow and eat at my soul until the end of my 10th grade school year, when I developed severe depression and thought about committing suicide. My world seemed to shut down. Ever since then, I have not been able to feel anything. I try to pass my hours on the internet, but it’s hard to know what to do because I feel so hollow and nothing makes me feel pleasure anymore. I avoid the movies and books I used to love because I know I can’t enjoy them anymore. I ignore my friend’s calls and don’t feel guilty about it. In fact, I don’t think I would really care if I never heard from them again, even though they are my supposed “best friends”. That thought scares me. I just feels so empty, and was hoping someone could tell me what’s wrong with me. Can extreme numbness be caused by depression, or have I truly turned into a sociopath this article? anon152
However, sometimes I get caught up in narcissism, and I find myself thinking about how superior I am to others, mostly in intelligence, and tell myself that I am destined for great things
i am 22, in the military, and married to another military member who is believed to be a sociopath. we are contemplating divorce. everyone says he is a horrible person and i basically need to run. i am an overly compassionate person and naive. apparently what they dwell on. i completely love the guy and would do anything to help him, regardless of what all he has done to me. i have contemplated whether what i love is him or the idea of him i have emplaced in my mind. i read there are different ranges of sociopaths. i know he is capable of emotion, i just cannot azing man, but then it’s one extreme or the other. he wants a child, but i was sure it was just to lock me down. he does things and it’s like he frankly just forgets to think before he does them. i honestly think he loves me, he doesn’t know how to accept anyone’s love. which is a sign of a sociopath. i think a general misconception is that a sociopath fits every and all the characteristics, when in fact there is a wide range of what a sociopath actually is. they don’t have to have every check in the box to be one. i believe i will go ahead w/ the divorce and just take it from there. we have discussed it and said we would both get counseling. i am already, if he really will, is the question. who knows. this is a time i wish i had all the answers and all the cures.