“You could call us psychopaths”
LUCKILY FOR YOU I’ve had a whole lecture on psychopathy. What it is, what it means. and how it is strictly defined in the world of psychology. So I’m going to break it down and see whether it’s accurate (spoiler alert: it is).
You see? Psychopathy isn’t a strict actual psychological diagnosis but the term is still coined by psychologists. Most psychopaths are given the clinical diagnosis of “Anti-Social Personality Disorder” more commonly known as ASPD. As you are a 17 year old I am not allowed to formally diagnose you with this (and therefore psychopathy) since it breaks code but given all the shit you’ve dragged us all through you’d likely be tried as an adult mak so I will continue.
For the record just in this stunt you have shown at least six of the seven factors clearly from Part A. Conduct disorder can be summed up with agressive & destructive & deiciteful behaviour which again we have all seen already. It’s retty clear it isn’t a form of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or it would have been mentioned fo for now you do have ASPD and should already be considered for psychological evaluation.
Now onto psychopathy.
First let’s give you a little test to see whether you think you are?
Interpersonal Manipulation : at least ½ of those is correct but is correct to such an extreme that you can be considered ‘high’ on interpersonal manipulation.
We’ve already established through other meansthat you have ASPD so there’s no need to go into any more details into that one even if as far as I know you have 0/2 here.
Callous Affect: Again at least ½ of those is correct to such an extreme that it is ‘high’.
Erratic Life Style: I wouldn’t call it rebellious or ‘dangerous’ because the damage caused takes it far beyond ‘dangerous’ so yeah it is at the very least a ½ but I hate the word dangerous here because it isn’t extreme enough.
For the record; here’s where some fictional characers lie. This includes, Hannibal, Dexter, Heath Ledger’s Joker, Sherlock and a few others. Yes Sherlock is a psychopath not a sociopath.
But if you want to break this down another way then here is how psychologists usually assess psychopathy on other people.
Factor 1 distinguishes psychoptaths from ASPD wheras Factor 2 confrims ASPD traits. Manipulation? Already covered. Lack of remorse? Well definitely. Interpersonal coldness? I don’t know you peronsally but the coldness to come up with a plan and manipulate people for this long to this extent I think sums it up. I know you have friends so superficial charm and general charm are ticked off so I think now it is safe to say that you are a psychopath or at the very least a potential psychopath because of your age.