I have to agree with Anon605. I am a 19 year old sociopath, and I feel that this article is a little derogatory to a condition that has an extensive genetic component. Robert Hare from UBC, and none of them seem to frame it as negatively. Medical conditions after all, should remain neutral.
Consider also the heavy moral component of sociopathy as a public image. I do not believe in moral absolutes, rather I ascribe to the morally relative. This means that my sense of right and wrong will not also coincide with the social norm. To label this deviancy with a non-neutral connotation is being close-minded.
Yes, I did exhibit the MacDonald triad in childhood. Yes I have lied, I’ll admit it. But just because we lack what the social public calls a “conscience”, it does not mean that we are intrinsically a negative force. We are, ultimately, a neutral force as opposed to the “positive, conscience-driven” force of the western public.
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