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19-12-2015, 09:36 PM (This post was last modified: 20-12-2015 12:03 AM by DLJ.)
A Misfiring of Caring
Following up on my thread about not being able to empathise with someone who had "come back to faith", (thanks for the responses to that btw, even though very few addressed my question (and in fact most addressed the question for which I stated that I didn't need answers ... in normal TTA fashion Big Grin )) ... I've been considering my general disposition to fail to suspend disbelief.

Fortunately, this stream of thought has led me to discover that I'm not a psychopath ... just low in empathy.

Here is a fascinating interview with Megan Phelps-Roper who left the WBC.

The comparisons with ISIS are thought-provoking as are the references to tenderness before execution of homosexuals and how an initial, empathetic desire to protect vulnerable members of society materialises as bigotry when filtered through the doctrines of scripture.





Further discussion on empathy:





... and the referenced Psychopath Test:

My result:
Quote:You scored 20. Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy, of course only a professional, which this test is not, can make a true assessment. This test was made just for fun.

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19-12-2015, 10:13 PM
RE: A Misfiring of Caring
(19-12-2015 09:36 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Following up on my thread about not being able to empathise with someone who had "come back to faith", (thanks for the responses to that btw, even though very few addressed my question (and in fact most addressed the question for which I stated that I didn't need answers ... in normal TTA fashion Big Grin )) ... I've been considering my general disposition to fail to suspend disbelief.

Fortunately, this steam of thought has led me to discover that I'm not a psychopath ... just low in empathy.

Here is a fascinating interview with Megan Phelps-Roper who left the WBC.

The comparisons with ISIS are thought-provoking as are the references to tenderness before execution of homosexuals and how an initial empathetic desire to protect vulnerable members society materialises as bigotry when filtered through the doctrines of scripture.





Further discussion on empathy:





... and the referenced Psychopath Test:

My result:
Quote:You scored 20. Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy, of course only a professional, which this test is not, can make a true assessment. This test was made just for fun.

You scored 15. Drinking Beverage

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19-12-2015, 10:31 PM
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You scored 11. Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy, of course only a professional, which this test is not, can make a true assessment.

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19-12-2015, 10:34 PM
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(19-12-2015 10:31 PM)Banjo Wrote:  You scored 11. Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy, of course only a professional, which this test is not, can make a true assessment.

You're a better man than I am, Banjo Din.

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19-12-2015, 10:37 PM
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(19-12-2015 10:34 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(19-12-2015 10:31 PM)Banjo Wrote:  You scored 11. Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy, of course only a professional, which this test is not, can make a true assessment.

You're a better man than I, Banjo Din.

I wonder. You're a pretty cool guy. As is DLJ.

Maybe DLJ is a secret criminal??? A cat burgler working his way around the world's high story buildings? Consider

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19-12-2015, 10:40 PM
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I'm a 21. Consider
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19-12-2015, 10:42 PM
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(19-12-2015 10:40 PM)pablo Wrote:  I'm a 21. Consider

DLJ's accomplice?

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19-12-2015, 10:51 PM
RE: A Misfiring of Caring
I scored 14.

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19-12-2015, 10:59 PM
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I scored 13. Odd questions.

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19-12-2015, 11:19 PM
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I scored 5, I guess I am more inoffensive than I thought. I expected a score around 9 or 10.

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