Actaully Whitewolf I have heard that too, that children who have an "extended period of bedwetting" can grow up to be psychopaths. Thats just strange, I dont think its true. Like you said you either born one or not.
And what did you mean before when you said "whats my name!?"? LOL
I was asking you what my name was. Wanted to know which alias would come up. Also... for a moment... I though the question was a joke. Now I understand that you were serious but really... that just makes it funnier.
The idea that a symptom could be consider a cause.. is funny.
Remember when you talk to me that I am a powerful telepathicly gifted individual. My lack of emotions allows me to channel the feelings and emotions of others. Oh and empaths are ghey. And I lied but some of you believed me. And I'm rambling to amuse myself. End.
When did you lie? and in what way are you telepathic?
So you can never just lose your emotions and become a psychopath? And the term "mild psychopath", you either have emotions or don't, right?
Hello again Toby.
If it were possible for someone to lose emotions, would they become a psychopath? Does psychopathy equate to a complete absence of emotion? From the literature I have read on the subject, probably not. Psychopaths do in fact, feel emotion. Just not the kind nor to the degree that the average emotionally endowed feel on a regular basis.
To hear what actual mental health professionals have to say on the subject, peruse Dr. Robert’s archive. It is really an excellent resource. You might also consider Googling Robert Hare, Martha Stout and the term, ‘dark triad’.
Thank you :)
But many people can do things but feel no guilt. Many people I know can go out stealing from shops/work and generally be anti-social, light fires, and lie, but I don't think they're psychopaths because they can all feel emotion, empathy etc.
And I had a look at the dark triad, its very interesting.
But reading certain sites they say that all people have some degree of machiavellianism, I know I don't.
Do you think people can turn into psychopaths or gain it environmentally?
You have such good opinions. :)
Same with me, I mean I always thought that if your a Psychopath you are but your environment decides whether or not you are good or respect others. I also am a bit reluctant to accept "mild psychopathy", I think you either have psychopathy or don't, get what I mean? And alot of people on here say therapy is only for people who are affected by their state, but if that holds true there isnt much point for psychotics to visit psychologists, schizophrenics or people who are insane, right? Probably not :-)
I'm not telepathic. That was the lie. :-)
Enviornment influences everyone. If I was born an Afghan I'm sure I'd be killing US soldiers right now with my AK but I am not. So I will not.
One day you will learn that good and bad are just matters of perception. That neither word has anymore meaning than you give it.
I really should of been able to work out that one... :-) Something I was giving some thought earlier was although your lack of conscience scares me, plenty of people such as serial killers torture and maim innocents and say their conscience TOLD them to do such things so maybe you not having one isn't so terrifying after all... :-) You seem logical, you say you are so they're shouldn't be any reason to treat you any differently than I would anyone else.
Good. We are making progress.
Martha Stout is a clueless idiot who only has prison population as a control group. Rest of her "expertise" is nothing but assumptions and personal opinions.
To voice my opinion to the original question i would have to say that i *think* psychopathy is something that develops at some point. The human brain doesn't stop growing until your mid 20s, if i remember right, so wouldn't it be plausible to think that at some point in the brains development some anomaly appears? It's just something i've thought of. We know so little about our brains that i can safely say that no one knows the cause.
Hmm --- Good point, maybe people are born with the predispition to turn into a psychopath and environment tips them over the edge? Im guessing here as I know little of psychopathy.
Excellent. So what's your story Whitewolf? What do you believe in? If you don't mind me asking. :-)