Since I first decided to see how people would react to me if I told them straight out that I’m a psychopath – on the Internet, and incognito, that is – I’ve learned a lot about human behavior. That is, mostly I have had confirmed what I already knew. But when I first started my Psychopathic Writings project I was still new to the Internet and had only had a few experiences with setting up an email account and do a few searches, surfing for news and such, and until around 2 years ago I had virtually no experience with computers what so ever. 9 months ago I had never posted a message on a comment board or in a forum, I knew nothing about common behavior on the Internet and had only heard small fragments about it via the news and on TV, so I had no experience with how my knowledge about human behavior translates to the Internet.
And so I set out to see how people would react if I told them that I’m diagnosed as a psychopath. – I chose to do it in an environment that was geared toward debates that have to do with psychopathy or related conditions. And I found a few forums that seemed promising. The first three forums suspended my account as soon as I had told about my diagnosis, even though I made a rule of doing it in relation to a debate or a question where it was relevant, or even perfect.
But eventually I found a few places where I could be rather open. – I also found places where I wish I had been open, but where I decided to be cautious at first, then later made some foolish comments (such as stating my diagnosis had already been recanted! *sigh*. I couldn’t even delete these comments afterwards because I left them anonymously… but of course I signed them as Zhawq! *sigh*
I will describe what I learned about the way people react to someone who is open about being diagnosed as a psychopath in coming articles. So hang on!…