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I thought caring required empathy - something sociopaths lack by definition.
scorpioman84 scorpioman84 26-30 9 Answers Apr 14 in Community

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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.

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That's the main card played, the pity card!

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I thought I was a sociopath once - then realized I wasn't when I cared if I was one or not.

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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.

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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.

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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

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and this is an anonymous site, so people's real reputations aren't effected

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Exactly....cuz they are not true sociopaths, but attention seekers

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It's not as black or white

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It pretty much is - sociopaths lack empathy.

Not everyone who is antisocial is a sociopath, despite what quacks may have you believe.

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Empathy isn't required to be curious about who one is. Maybe you are mixing their curiosity up with caring about what they are

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Caring what someone thinks of you requires empathy.

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It's not that we care what you think, it's that we want people paying attention to what we write. And we care about things that directly affect us.

Also I get bored. This site has many people openly conversing and it's amusing to see what makes them butthurt. It's amusing to study "normal" people.

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You are socializing.

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