This article is about Disloyalty and Distrust but also Deceit, and it Represents an Example of The Fact that Psychopaths Can and Sometimes Do Chose to be both Loyal and Undeceiving and to not Abuse Sensitive Knowledge and Secrets that they have Found Out about others.
About 2,5 years ago, not long after I started this blog/website, Psychopathic Writings, I came into Contact with Someone who showed many common Signs of Psychopathy and who Shared my Interest in Finding Other People on the Psychopathy/Sociopathy/Antisocial Personality Disorder spectrum that I might be able to Communicate and Correspond with. This person and I soon began an Interesting correspondence and in spite of the other guy’s Paranoia was deeper and more pervasive in a way that is uncommon for psychopaths. I realized there was more to it than met the eye and I began to form an impression of who, or what, I was having exchanges with.
But still, I didn’t understand him quite as well as I thought I did – at the time. I will explain why in the following…
All Psychopaths have some degree of Paranoia, it is part of the condition and can sometimes be extensive, but beyond a certain point paranoia stops being a symptom of Psychopathy, or Sociopathy for that matter, and enters the area of what in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry is called Neuroticism. Being neurotic is something that is decisively not associated with psychopathy, quite the contrary in fact, whereas it is an integrate fundamental part of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and it quickly became obvious to me that my new would-be-friend was not a Psychopath in the clinical sense of the word, he did have Antisocial Personality Disorder.
I have no doubt that he could’ve made a “great” Sociopath if he was given the chance – as could many people with Antisocial Personality Disorder – but the difference between Sociopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder is largely decided by circumstance, and the very issue with AsPD (the abbreviation for Antisocial Personality Disorder) is that these people do have the capacity for bonding with specific groups, with ideologies or individuals who represent something that they desire or admire, but they never get the chance to do so because circumstances in their early lives have not provided them with the interpersonal skills that are necessary to create a bond with other people – and especially not with Sociopathic groups and minorities (never mind psychopaths, we hardly ever bond with anybody, and when we do it rarely lasts beyond a few weeks).
But the life circumstances of people with AsPD is not the subject of this article, I wanted to line out the basics because it plays such a fundamental part of the struggles that this person have had to deal with throughout his life which came into expression by the intensity with which he initially wanted my expressed “approval” that he was a Psychopath. He eventually settled for the label Sociopath which I falsely admitted him because his negative feelings toward the label ‘AsPD’ were so strong and I saw no reason to force the issue of telling him the truth about something that he particularly did not want to be associated with. I thought perhaps he would be more open toward Self Understanding at a later point.