Friday, March 10, 2006

Thoughts on Sociopaths

Sociopaths suck. I know too many of them. No, I'm not a good person. I'm probably one of the most anti-social, evil people I know. Still, sociopaths are so slimy, even I find them hard to stomach. They're like priests who molest kids. They'll do, say or hurt anyone or anything to get something for themselves.

They're easy to detect. They seem oblivious to the fact that you are on to them, nor do they seem to care when they're found out. They just continue talking, trying to manipulate. If you aren't careful, you ignore the fact that they are completely full of $hit, and start to listen to them.

I've known a few who've come around, though. It's like watching a person wake up from a dream. They say things like, "What the hell was I thinking?" and "Why didn't someone tell me?" When you tell them you did, they say things like, "Why didn't I realize I was like that?"

Oddly, reformed sociopaths make the best friends. Probably because they know how manipulative they were in the past, and won't allow themselves to be dishonest, anymore. If they do start to get manipulative, they feel a lot of guilt, and try to make amends.