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Old 08-28-2019, 03:24 AM   #1
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Ok. So, ive been dealing with this for awhile. My whole life ive been very antisocial. Everything in my life is all about me. I dont care for other people. I am impulsively manipulative and controlling of others so I may get them to do my bidding. My life has always been a competition. I have to be the best at everything. I dont think I have a conscience. Ive read stuff online about the little voice in your head, but it doesn't make sense so i dont think i have one. I know i have narcissistic tendencies. I experience chronic boredom and pathological lying :P I dont feel guilt, remorse, shame, or empathy. My range of emotion is generally very small. I dont work. I could if i tried but i cant make myself. I live off of my partner. Ive never been able to keep long term goals. I never take responsibility for my actions AKA I never do anything wrong. Someone else did. And I have always had to observe others' emotions so I can learn how to blend in and not stand out. Am i a psychopath? I dont know if I trust my therapist yet to tell her about this but trying to figure out if i should bring it up. TIA
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Am i a psychopath? I dont know if I trust my therapist yet to tell her about this but trying to figure out if i should bring it up. TIA
Possibly. The only way to know for certain is to get tested. It's a lengthy process, there are risks involved, and the psychologist isn't going to be able to help you. Whether you want to put up with all that just for the sake of curiosity is up to you.

Why are you going to therapy?
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Possibly. The only way to know for certain is to get tested. It's a lengthy process, there are risks involved, and the psychologist isn't going to be able to help you. Whether you want to put up with all that just for the sake of curiosity is up to you.

Why are you going to therapy?
I go to therapy for PTSD.
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Possibly. The only way to know for certain is to get tested. It's a lengthy process, there are risks involved, and the psychologist isn't going to be able to help you. Whether you want to put up with all that just for the sake of curiosity is up to you.

Why are you going to therapy?
I took the Levenson Self Report Psycopathy Scale test online. It said 4.8/5 primary psychopathy and 4.7/5 secondary. Thats when i started thinking about it. What kind of risks were you talking about?
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I go to therapy for PTSD.
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I took the Levenson Self Report Psycopathy Scale test online. It said 4.8/5 primary psychopathy and 4.7/5 secondary. Thats when i started thinking about it. What kind of risks were you talking about?
The LSRP is mostly used for research purposes and isn't intended as a diagnostic tool. It takes a lot more testing than that to get a good idea of your nature.

As for risks, there's a chance that, if you get the diagnosis, it goes on your record and could be used in court should it ever come to that. A therapist can be subpoenaed. Also, you could be forced into inpatient treatment for being a danger to yourself or others. It's rare, but I've heard of it happening. A buddy of mine nearly got committed for admitting to psychopathic behavior, but he was very violent. I think, if you don't admit to violent or suicidal tendencies and stick with the interpersonal/shallow affect crap, you should be fine.
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Whats the point of the label? I dont get it. Psychiatrists/psychologists diagnose people to help/cure them. In this case you would get only a label and why u want this ? I know you want to know more about yourself, but you already know, that you have more psychopatic traits than most of the ppl. I dont see a need to exactly measure this or get an approval from someone.

You are going to a therapy for PTSD and think you are psychopath? really ?
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Satiating curiosity to alleviate bored + impulsivity.
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Whats the point of the label? I dont get it. Psychiatrists/psychologists diagnose people to help/cure them. In this case you would get only a label and why u want this ? I know you want to know more about yourself, but you already know, that you have more psychopatic traits than most of the ppl. I dont see a need to exactly measure this or get an approval from someone.

You are going to a therapy for PTSD and think you are psychopath? really ?
My therapist and i talked about it a few times. I do have somatic delusions and tend to over worry about little things. I may not be a psychopath but it doesnt hurt asking other people. You dont need to be a jerk about it. I have a lot going on, whether you choose to believe me is your own business.
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Satiating curiosity to alleviate bored + impulsivity.
You have to devote a lot of your time and money to get some stupid approval. I assume its a boring process and there might be some consequences of this.
If you enjoy talking about this, you can talk here (I like to read about this stuff).

Just be the person you want to be and dont look for labels. If you think being a psychopath is benefical in some situations, then think about yourself as a psychopath in these situations.

If you think being good,nice person is benefical in some situation then think about yourself as a good,nice person in these situations.

Just be more flexible, be what is the best for you, what makes you feel good in certain situations etc.

This my logic guys, thats it XD
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I assume its a boring process and there might be some consequences of this.
If you enjoy talking about this, you can talk here (I like to read about this stuff).
Talking about myself is never boring, although the test sure as hell was, admittedly.

Consequences schmonsequences.
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