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Empathy and psychopaths
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This may sound weird

can empaths be psychopaths? Like Im an empath that feels others emotions deeply but sometimes I really dont care. No matter if I feel their emotions or not.

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Not caring doesn't make you a psychopath. Psychopaths are people with mental health disorders that often cause violent tendencies. You simply don't worry about other people's feelings, it doesn't make you a bad person.

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I just wanted to clarify.

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I dont think Im a psychopath at all. I care about people but not all. I dont have violent tendencies.

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Psychopaths, by the very nature of their mental condition, are totally incapable of feeling or understanding the emotions of others. That lack is pretty much what defines a psychopath. So the answer is, no. A psychopath is incapable of being an empath.

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Thank you, Lark. I deleted my misinformation. I hadn't realized that being a psychopath itself was themental disorder. I assumed it meant someone who is violent because of mental health disorders. I have schizophrenia and I know feelings and emotions just fine. I apologize.

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