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Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 29th 2011, 10:00 AM

How can one know if oneself is afflicted by the above mentioned disorder?

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Re: Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 29th 2011, 02:25 PM

by seeing a psychiatrist. by the way, there is no such thing as sociopathic personality disorder. the new term is "antisocial personality disorder". from looking at your posts about Nazis, I can tell u have a hard time understanding human emotion
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Re: Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 30th 2011, 06:49 PM

Going to a Dr/Gp and getting diagnosed would be the best way to find out.

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Re: Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 30th 2011, 08:38 PM

You shouldn't let the debate forums get to you lol... but yeah if you want to be sure the best is to visit your doctor. I'm not sure how the system works in the US at all though.

Imo... I don't think you have it. You have some traits, but if you look across the population most people have some traits that fit into some disorder or other. It doesn't really say much if your emotions respond differently to others. It just makes you different. Just the fact that you bother coming on teenhelp in the first place I think shows you don't have it, and secondly it's really unusual for sociopaths to actually take interest in their condition and to want to do anything about it, from what I've read at least.


There was even a point when I though I was a sociopath. Sometimes it still bothers me, but I'm far more convinced it was depression. Depression can make you quite "shallow" emotionally and inconsiderate towards others... and some other things, which is why I started thinking like that.

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Re: Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 31st 2011, 12:45 AM

You don't need to see any specialist to know whether you're affected by sociopathic personality disorder because it doesn't exist. "Sociopathy" is an ambiguous term, it may refer more to psychopathy (which isn't ambiguous), dissocial personality disorder, anti-social personality disorder or dysocial personality disorder (proposed replacement of ASPD in DSM-V).

For a rough idea, you could look at the PCL-R/PCL-YV/PCL-SV (you would use the PCL-YV). I urge caution whenever mentioning an assessment tool or listing the criteria of a disorder because people often check-mark what they think they may have and continue to delude themselves. It's impossible to say with complete certainty through the Internet but from what I've seen via chat and forum debates, you have nothing of the mentioned disorders. However, as much as I dislike giving links to such assessments, Google search Dr. Robert Hare as he's the head honcho in psychopathy research and devised the PCL-R. Political positions are irrelevant in this because you can support wiping out the entire planet if you want, it says nothing about whether you have the mentioned disorders or their traits.

I forget who first said it but as a general guideline, if you're concerned or wonder if you have the mentioned disorders, you probably don't.

As an example of a child who may have the mentioned disorders, the below link describe back in 2008, a 7-year old boy broke into a zoo, killed reptiles with his hands, threw large live animals to the crocodiles and then jumped into the water so he could get a close-up look of the crocodiles killing the animals.

That said, not all individuals with these disorders are violent, many are not. There's a large body of research concerning corporate psychopathy or corporate anti-social behaviour.

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Re: Sociopathic Personality Disorder - October 31st 2011, 03:47 AM

You don't have it Kamerad.

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