From a reader:
I stumbled across your site while doing some research on my own personality. I find it fascinating. I am greatly envious of true sociopaths. I believe I am on the opposite end of the scale. A super empath if you will. I am old now, but for as long as I can remember emotions have brought me nothing but pain. Long before I ever heard the term sociopath or had any idea what it meant, I longed to be numb. Life has worn me down to the point where I do not suffer to the extent I did at one time, however, even the vestiges of what I once felt are sufficient to make me miserable.
In my humble opinion most people are like sheep. They have a deep need to conform, to "fit in". They will go to great lengths to achieve their goals. I also feel (there's that nasty four letter word") that they want to be told what to do, despite their vehement insistence to the contrary. In my opinion socios are just like every other human being, only with the added luxury of doing whatever best benefits them with no emotional baggage. You all seem highly intelligent, organized thinkers who are of great benefit to society if you so choose. I think the one emotion you may be capable of is extreme annoyance due to the rampant stupidity with which you are faced each day. Anyway, thanks for the site. It is the one place on the web I can go and be assured of some reasonable discourse.