The Self-Proclaimed SociopathThere is a listing on many different websites and the book "the sociopath next door" http://www.cix.co.uk/~klockstone/spath.htm - an excerpt from the book. That claims very adamantly "Sociopaths are unaware that they are different" "sociopaths do not know they are sociopaths, because to them they're behavior is normal"
I can't handle this non-sense. We OBVIOUSLY know we are sociopaths, so I would like to get your reasoning on this false "symptom" or part of the sociopath psyche. It is actually written in quite credible forms of media. But if they also write the true "symptoms". Like how we can mimic any emotion, we pretend to be normal and we are damn good at it, how can they believe that we don't know?
WE HAVE TO KNOW WE ARE DIFFERENT TO PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.
It bothers me to no end. There are listings on yahoo of hundreds of people asking "am I a sociopath" -http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120823221040AAOhSX5
In almost every single one of these postings a person responds "no you aren't a sociopath! they don't know they are one!"
What are your thoughts on why this is considered a fact about sociopaths?
Personally I believe it is to prevent from internet diagnosed sociopaths. Like the five year-old who has the common cold, but after 10 minutes on webMD thinks he has cancer.
I call these wannabee sociopaths the "WikipediaSociopaths"
but what do you think? keep in mind I'm sure that 70% of the people on this forum are "WikipediaSociopaths" but still an opinion would be nice.