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16 Feb 2011, 1:23 am

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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


Not all sociopaths are exactly alike.



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16 Feb 2011, 1:26 am

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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


Not all sociopaths are exactly alike.


She is asserting that this behavior regardless of the cause or motivation places you as a sociopath. Which is just silly.



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16 Feb 2011, 1:27 am

Ah, true. Yeah, that's silly. :P



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16 Feb 2011, 2:53 am

ikorack wrote:
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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


Not all sociopaths are exactly alike.


She is asserting that this behavior regardless of the cause or motivation places you as a sociopath. Which is just silly.


I didn't assert any such thing. Sociopaths are more likely to commit crimes like this. Often times, they do pull in a beat down and bullied accomplice with them. They aren't sociopaths.


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16 Feb 2011, 2:55 am

ikorack wrote:
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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


I'm not sure I understand what you're asking me here.


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16 Feb 2011, 3:02 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


I'm not sure I understand what you're asking me here.


He's implying that the shooter you are discussing committed himself to future generations of victimized people like him, and since he committed such a 'selfless' act is therefore not a sociopath. However, despite what said shooter wrote, I would agree with you that he probably could have been a sociopath. Sociopaths are often narcissists so it is entirely reasonable to assume that he thought of himself as a hero


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16 Feb 2011, 3:06 am

Vigilans wrote:
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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


I'm not sure I understand what you're asking me here.


He's implying that the shooter you are discussing committed himself to future generations of victimized people like him, and since he committed such a 'selfless' act is therefore not a sociopath. However, despite what said shooter wrote, I would agree with you that he probably could have been a sociopath. Sociopaths are often narcissists so it is entirely reasonable to assume that he thought of himself as a hero


Wasn't Charles Manson a sociopath?


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16 Feb 2011, 3:17 am

Good question. Most likely. I hate how much admiration he gets from some young people. He was no philosopher he only wanted to further his crappy music career and exploited others to do so with pseudo-philosophical garbage and brainwashing


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16 Feb 2011, 3:18 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Wasn't Charles Manson a sociopath?


Very likely.



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16 Feb 2011, 3:19 am

ikorack wrote:
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Yes, actually, it does.


Because sociopaths are known for committing themselves to future generations of the weak?


Zero at psychology. :P



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16 Feb 2011, 3:29 am

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Good question. Most likely. I hate how much admiration he gets from some young people. He was no philosopher he only wanted to further his crappy music career and exploited others to do so with pseudo-philosophical garbage and brainwashing


Exactly my point. He instilled himself within the younger generation too, did he not?

So, if we are to accept the possibility he was a sociopath, then we are to accept the fact that some sociopaths martyr themselves. After all, what's a martyr but a person just a step below godly?


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16 Feb 2011, 3:31 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
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Good question. Most likely. I hate how much admiration he gets from some young people. He was no philosopher he only wanted to further his crappy music career and exploited others to do so with pseudo-philosophical garbage and brainwashing


Exactly my point. He instilled himself within the younger generation too, did he not?

So, if we are to accept the possibility he was a sociopath, then we are to accept the fact that some sociopaths martyr themselves. After all, what's a martyr but a person just a step below godly?


Oh, absolutely. Like I said, many sociopaths also have narcissistic personality disorder. The Dawson college shooter here in Montreal believed he was fighting the establishment or some other generic internet conspiracy garbage. All he did was kill a teenage girl and wound several others before being killed himself (or maybe he committed suicide, I don't remember). So they are definitely sociopaths, in that they don't see how they are harming ordinary people with their delusions of grandeur and false martyrdom


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16 Feb 2011, 3:37 am

Right.

Sociopaths fascinate me. I've studied quite a few of them over the years. My interest started when I realized I knew one.


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16 Feb 2011, 3:44 am

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Same thing, at root, that causes suicide bombings. It just gets plugged into a different framework.


I'm not so sure; in a weird sort of way I tend to think of suicide bombers as being optimists and idealist since they think their one relatively insignificant act will have a major effect on what tend to be entrenched ongoing situations. I think school shooters usually are more about revenge and/or self aggrandizement, I don't see the perverse altruism that seems to motivate the average suicide bomber.


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16 Feb 2011, 3:48 am

Dox47 wrote:
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Same thing, at root, that causes suicide bombings. It just gets plugged into a different framework.


I'm not so sure; in a weird sort of way I tend to think of suicide bombers as being optimists and idealist since they think their one relatively insignificant act will have a major effect on what tend to be entrenched ongoing situations. I think school shooters usually are more about revenge and/or self aggrandizement, I don't see the perverse altruism that seems to motivate the average suicide bomber.


I believe suicide bombers tend to be lapdogs to sociopaths.


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