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I Am A Functioning Psychopath

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    Dear Psychopath

    The first time I met you, your eyes were the first thing I noticed. They were not of a particularly startling color, shape, or size. But they were cold and still, and I wondered how they could bore into me while taking no rest to blink. Physiologically, something within me was...
    zoeb555 zoeb555 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Beginners Manual On Becoming A Socialized Psychopath

    Avoid lying. Lying is natural to the pyschopath but it is a hinderence and will get you in trouble. So how do you do this? Practice my psychopathic friends, practice. Telling the truth is a learned behavior. The more you practice it the more neural pathways you will develop to...
    plmay plmay 36-40 20 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    How do you all define "functional"?

    What caused you to decide that you're functional vs the alternative. Just curious. I personally feel that as long as I'm not forcibly detained (either in jail or a psychiatric facility), I can consider myself functional.
    camiicane camiicane 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Outside I'm Successful

    I'm a high functioning psychopath with tendencies towards charismatic. I make people around me feel good. I love to feed off their positive emotions. I can't feel them but I can see them and it gives me energy to continue. I am successful well educated, intelligent a master at...
    cutout cutout 26-30 10 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    Curing the boredom? How do you guys deal with

    it? Every minute I'm not doing something, I'm bored. Sometimes I literally feel like I'm crawling out of my skin because I'm so damn bored. Off the top of my head, sex, cigarettes, opiates and messing with people will stave it off temporarily. It's probably the one thing that...
    camiicane camiicane 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    what if i told you, im only human?

    would you believe me? or try to deceive me? what if i told you, i like when i feel? does that make me soft? or somehow less real? what if i told you, its all in your head? all of those hormones, thinking you feel instead. what if i told you, your world is a lie, your...
    ToKillAKestral ToKillAKestral 22-25, F Apr 17, 2014

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    Alcohol withdrawal day one : Withdrawal is

    making me feel weak. I'm not in control. Maybe it's making me more human for the time being. I'm feeling things like anxiety, mild paranoia and depression.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Sex : I hate relationships,

    I feel the need to have them just because I need sex. But relationships are complicated and unpredictable. You have to manipulate her all the time. You have to play the Game which I'll say I'm good at but don't like at all. Prostitutes seem such a relief. It's quick, easy and...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Why anyone glorifies psychopathy I'm totally

    clueless. Why would you ever want to think and feel like me, sometimes I wish I could be blind like everyone else but other times tell me this is a gift, like God himself made me this way for a special purpose
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You ever met another psychopath?

    Or noticed someone else was one, I only know for sure 2 other people in my life that are just like me.
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Great Job, You Guys.

    I like to consider the functioning psychopath the truly intelligent psychopath. You and I understand that society is a sandbox, and if you're not in it (or at least nearby), you can't play with it. Of course, we all know how much fun a manipulative life can be. So, bravo for...
    MrSyntax MrSyntax 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Interesting material

    for people who want to know more about us : http://youtu.be/stG2gd9_JUg
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    And yet, most of the people on here seem to be

    teenagers with a "Dark and Mysterious" complex. So many 666's in names, so many people talking about the "Monster inside." Stop watching Dexter. It is no more indicative of a true psychopath than Christopher Nolan's Joker is of a true clown. Psychopaths are not "Evil." We're...
    Solluth Solluth 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    It's my birthday today,

    i deserve weed, sex, and a live punching bag
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    there is a lot of stuff i do

    and have done though my favourite thing to do is ruin every relationship i have for no reason other than im bored ★★★
    satoko satoko 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Even in my childhood I couldn't "feel" like the

    other kids. Those feelings of connection, love, attachment, joy, remorse seem strange to me. I am able to feel frustrated, betrayed or depressed. And yes, I do have urges to hurt or kill, but the focus of my aggression is never worth the effort or the loss of freedom. I try...
    Ulfhednar74 Ulfhednar74 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    The only emotions I believe I can truly feel

    and not fake or try to feel is anger and frustration.
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Calling All Psychopaths!!

    People, Listen to me, we've been sitting on here sharign stories and talking about feelings/or lack of feelings and how to fit in for far too long now! It's nt us that should be fittign around them, it's the rest of the cattle that should be serving us! Anyone out there that...
    jackdaw1978 jackdaw1978 31-35 13 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Hmm I remember I used to change my report card

    for years growing up my parents were convinced I had a 3.8 in high school when I really had a 2.9 in high school,I would get the original copy, go to the front office and lie that I needed the report card for church, they would give me a copy which made it easier to scan on my...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M Feb 24

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    so my mental stability has been detoriourating

    slowly and has become dangerously weak i constantly think of either killing myself or others or both am i insane?
    Anastas17 Anastas17 18-21, T 6 days ago

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    The Quickening

    That feeling of your blood burning through your veins, the slightly sexual feeling you get from the heat, the Adrenalin boost as you see a million million scenario's unfold in the shell of your mental sandbox. Then the cooling as all that will be, will never be enough and if it...
    baserock baserock 22-25, M Jul 3, 2013

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    Listening to classical music makes me less

    impulsive and allows me to concentrate on what I'm doing. I'm not sure about how this works but if you're reading this, I think you should try it out once.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lazy Or Bored?

    I don’t know about others, but I get sick of hearing about how lazy psychopaths are. Empaths choosing words to describe what they can not understand infuriates me and this is just one more example of their drive to remove anything different from themselves. Psychopaths are lazy...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    My feelings towards animals : I was watching a

    movie with a segment on animal cruelty. There was a sick clip in the segment about a bird being tortured. You could hear the unstoppable squealing of the bird. The sound was not disturbing to me anymore than the scream of a little girl. Something in me FELT something, the...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Probably the single worse situation I had been

    in is my cousins funeral. I guess you could say he was close to me. I'd known him since I was born and he died at 13, I was 15. He was so innocent, innocent people shouldn't die, this was probably the final connection I tried to establish with God but I couldn't. What did he do...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Another interesting video about us :

    http://youtu.be/pROu77TvZzA Might be a little mainstream, try to bear with it.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Why I don't like action movies : Whether a car

    gets blown up, or someone gets shot, or someone gets eaten by a shark, you'll get the same reaction from me. After an hour I get bored. And not only action movies, the same applies to The Serbian film. I appreciate a great story but I don't get disgusted or exhilarated by...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    A Lion Among Sheep?

    I don't know what to say here. How do I put into words that which I do not feel? I've read a lot of the posts on this page because I'm interested in understanding myself and people like me. But I haven't seen any. I'm 17 years old and i don't feel the raging horomones or constant...
    Bayardleach Bayardleach 18-21, M 11 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Living with myself is extremely difficult

    as i hate all humans and yet my human nature calls me to interact with them and build relationships. Consequently either one i do makes me feel unhappy and as if i am betraying myself. Happiness just feels like a distant fleeting theoretical emotion i"ll never feel. I am...
    preesytt preesytt 18-21, M 7 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I had an accident when I was 14.

    I was crossing the road and vehicles were going by at around 60 kms. per. hour, a heavy bike hits me below my right knee. I roll on the road 5 times. Everybody around me including my friend was worried about me. Amidst those worried people, only I was to be seen with a smile on...
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M Feb 23

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    Anybody watching season three of House of Cards?

    What are our thoughts on Frank?
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Me

    You shouldn't fear me, I'm more afraid of you I use facts, You use emotions You act I simply react. I won't attack you, I will defend myself If you wave at me, I will wave back If you treat me well, I will treat you well If you screw me, I will get you back But you won't even...
    YFNP YFNP 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    I WANT TO CUT YOU OPEN,

    SEE YOUR COLOURS RUN! I WANT TO PLAY I WANT TO HAVE A FRIEND TO HAVE SOME FUN! DON'T BE AFRAID, DON'T CRY, JUST GIVE IN THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN SO COME ON, RELAX, JUST SIT STILL YOU BELONG TO ME AND YOU WILL KEEP QUIET AND LOOK ME IN THE EYE CUZ I WANNA **** YOU...
    AveiraAmaria AveiraAmaria 18-21, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I'm never seen as the bad one,

    just the good guy, the nice guy, the people who cross paths with me find themselves isolated, focused on me, the ones who try to hurt me end up looking like bad people and fools, that's the way it's always been
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've gotten better at choosing situations,

    but one thing I noticed is how it's not that I want to do bad **** all the time. Yes I may want to indulge in exiting things 24/7 , It's just that I guess my personal interest comes first and I'm usually only thinking about that, I'll try to focus and think about others but...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Can We Love?

    I was asked once, and I’m paraphrasing from memory, “If you were hiding in building with a group of people with your baby and a group of soldiers came in with orders to kill everyone they found, what would you do if your baby began to cry?” My answer is its too simple. What...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 5 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Impulsivity is a weakness.

    I still can't stop drinking.
    Klaussss Klaussss 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Sup guys, my first post.

    I've come to realise in a psychopath and was wondering if some of you who may be like me could verify this. I'd like to start with saying i believe in God and ALWAYS doing the right thing and that is a rule i live by. However...i never ever feel guilt at the idea and few...
    rokobenj rokobenj 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    A Fox Farewell To Freinds

    It appears the professional hunters have been loosed. Due to an unfortunate twist in an otherwise blissful experience here, LEOs have targeted my account. Though their attention was secondary to the initial issue, it has spread to me. In the last 24 hours there have been at least...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I swear I can feel it.

    That underlying bitterness and hatred is just festering inside. Just talking to someone yesterday gave me the urge to bite into their throat and rip it out. One side of me feared this thought, but at the same time, I wondered how it would feel...
    DripDripBooyah DripDripBooyah 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    It's Nothing Personal.

    I don't know why I want to put this point across, but I do. when I say "it's nothing personal" I really mean it. hurting YOU is not the primary focus. nor is using YOU for my own gain. you are just a thing, a toy to be played with, an experience to be explored. I may be all...
    g1Fd g1Fd 31-35 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Ah, yes. There was this boy.

    I manipulated him. I made him cut himself deep, to prove his love for me. I forced him to submit to me and everything. Careful, my friends. There are many more of us out there.
    AmnesiaWolf AmnesiaWolf 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    I really wish the difference between sociopathy

    and psychopathy was upheld. Anyway, psychopathy is not something you can alter. You know you are different. Am I a diagnosed psychopath? No. Have I read alot on this subject v. autism or even asbergers? Yes. (Un?)fortunately I believe I qualify for the big bad wolf. I have...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Pink Slipping A Sociopath

    Today I am cranky. Not prone to patience. I much prefer a psychopath over a sociopath. I find psychopaths much easier to get along with and deal with. Being faced with a sociopath who took up too much of my time and energy today left me with only one choice. Pink slip him. A...
    plmay plmay 36-40 3 Responses May 30, 2012

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    Question for psychopaths

    who have been in relationships... I've heard a lot about the psychopath establishing a 'dominance bond' not a 'love bond'. Likewise I've heard they can act like the perfect mate but can become obsessive, possessive and controlling with their partner, at least for a while before...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    A Little Fun Perhaps?

    so i have been having some very serious, albeit equally interesting conversations on ep so far. mostly about my dx and similair topics. why dont we just have some fun? i am going to start writing inapropriate and offencive replies to some of the more pathetic stories...
    g1Fd g1Fd 31-35 1 Response Apr 30, 2013