“When a man tells you who he is… believe him.” Maya Angelou
This quote was expressed in a few different ways by the author, so it seems it was an important life lesson.
Last week one of my daughters was in the kitchen while her father was rinsing something at the sink and I was stirring something on the stove. She asked us what the difference was between a sociopath and a psychopath, then proceeded to talk about an article she’d just read about sociopaths. She said it was sometimes also called anti social personality disorder, and while sociopaths were usually charming and witty on the surface, they were characterized by a disregard for other people’s feelings and rights.
My passive aggressive husband turned and gave a boyish sheepish kind of smile and said, “Oh… I think I know someone like that.”
Our daughter asked, “Who?”
He replied, “I hate to admit it, but that describes what I can be like sometimes.”
Later my daughter mentioned to me that the article said that with a certain type of group therapy, some sociopaths have achieved some change and growth. I asked her to send me the article if she could find it again (she hasn’t).