It does. My ex friend is a sociopath and let me tell you, she did not care. She was fairly good at playing the pity card though and it would fool anyone. Her and I would get into physical fights sometimes and I could tell that she enjoyed watching me get hurt. I don't believe that someone who is diagnosed as a sociopath would confess to others that they are. I feel that those who do have self diagnosed or have been improperly diagnosed.
That's the main card played, the pity card!
A true sociopath does not want to be known as such. It spoils their cover and manipulative activities. The most charming of people up front are sociopaths behind the scenes.
I'm a sociopath. Do I care? No. Is my reputation going to be damaged from posting on a throwaway account that I am a sociopath to a bunch of people i'll never interact with? No.
Caring about the well-being of other people, and caring about yourself are two different things.
The sociopaths (although I will admit most on this site are children wanting to be cruel all in the name of being different, ******' hipsters) on EP post about themselves because they care about themselves. They want a response to what they say, a reaction, usually seeking negative ones like fear or disgust. It boosts their ego.
i'm not sure it's that simple - sociopaths and psychopaths care about their reputations, and they are fascinated by the operation of real emotion - they can also pretend to care so as to learn about or manipulate people - i don't rule out the possibility that woman does have sociopathic tendencies
and this is an anonymous site, so people's real reputations aren't effected
Exactly....cuz they are not true sociopaths, but attention seekers
It's not as black or white
Empathy isn't required to be curious about who one is. Maybe you are mixing their curiosity up with caring about what they are