Well, I suspect I’m on the autistic spectrum somewhere. Could be wrong about that. Might be a nice sociopath – I dunno.

Well, I suspect I’m on the autistic spectrum somewhere. Could be wrong about that. Might be a nice sociopath – I dunno.

I don’t like people having bad feelings generally because I’m empathetic and I don’t like the awkward sensation of knowing someone’s having bad feelings.

At the same time, it’s not life-or-death for me either. I can turn it off as well mostly.

I can turn my own on and off when I need to. Might make me sociopathic? I dunno.

I automatically sense someone’s feelings – even online when someone’s writing and I read for a bit; it’s not hard to see if someone’s lying or honest, genuine or fake, feeling or trolling or thinking or whatever. Just have to see their writing for a bit.

But it’s a feeling, not something I put into words automatically.

But, I -can- put it into words if I have to.

I know I’m not black + white generally. Sometimes I can be. But I don’t think being black+white is something that’s exclusive to sociopath or autistic either.

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Well, afaik, sociopath is now officially an word that USED to mean something in psychiatric circles, but now it’s a word in common use. They’ve changed the standards and removed it from the manual.

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Oh that. I’ve done both. I own/run a business now. Once I had a fancy systems analyst job. Temp work before that. But I don’t overly stress when I can help it. As long as I have basics, I’m fine. My basics aren’t 3rd world basics granted, but basic for 1st world.

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I’ve seen few ppl with deep emotional attachments except to their pets and kids maybe. I’ve seen a lot of marriages faking it well. Some have ‘true love’ but I think the “truly understanding someone’s feelings” thing is a bit of mythology. I tend to see relationships of people constantly negotiating. But there’s love in there – it’s not all Adam Smith.

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Criminal psychologists tell a nice story that ppl want to hear about the wicked man that murdered their [person of import to them]

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THEN AGAIN: If I’m on the autistic spectrum and/or in the sociopath/aspd category and have “shallow emotions” – I _would_ see things that way, and be incapable of anything deeper.

There’d be no way for me to know.

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