Someone told me on another forum that lot of people suspect they are sociopaths and that if you are worried about being one, chances are you are not. So I am curious to see if others here think they are one.
I have though for a couple of years I may be one but I don't manipulate people or hurt anyone. I don't do crime either. But I just have too little empathy is why. I often don't feel for others. I can see someone is mad or upset and I just don't feel anything. I don't even feel anything when I read stuff online about things that happen out in the world or things I hear on the news. When my husband is in pain, I feel nothing and sometimes laughs come out of my mouth. When his mother was sick in the hospital, he was very upset and I felt nothing and no concern.
Rarely do I feel what others feel and when that happens, its overwhelming and I feel I can't take it. So I guess it's a good thing I don't have this gift because I sure can't imagine having them all the time, it might get me overloaded and put me into a meltdown because I feel that way all the time whenever it happens and I wonder if this is what people feel all the time because of empathy except they can handle it better. Some people have too much and lot have it in the middle which is average. My husband has a lot of empathy but it doesn't overwhelm him. His dad used to get mad at him because he would know his dad was upset without him showing it. No one else would know except his own son and it pissed him off every time.
And other times I don't think I am one and then I feel I am one.