I lie a lot. I manipulate people. I do feel bad when I hurt people though. I do.
One time I was in rehab. I had done a lot of fucked up things to people and I felt really shitty about it. It doesn’t make me feel bad to do things that might hurt people, but it makes me feel horrible when people actually get hurt. My therapist looked at me and said “Good thing you feel guilt. If you didn’t then you would be a sociopath.” Thanks man. I think.
I have quite a few signs of being a sociopath. I am glib and charming, I have poor impulse control. I am promiscuous sexually. I exploit people effectively. I lie a lot.
I do feel shame though, I don’t have a grandiose sense of self, I can love people, I actually love someone right now.… Read the rest