I’ve had a question in my mind recently:
Do sociopaths get depressed?
A Sociopath is someone who is someone lacking in empathy . They give the illusion of being emphatic but their actions are self serving and rarely benefit others.
I know they get upset, anxious, worried and lose sleep over problems that will affect them, but do they actually get depressed? Do they even feel down in the dumps?
So far, in my observations, I’d have to say I’ve not seen it. I could be wrong, of course, as I’ve not had the resources to do any meaningful study on the subject, but let’s assume I’m right for a moment.
The reason I pondered this question is because I’m wondering if one of the major cause of depression, (and cause of those who do self-harm), is empathy.
Are Empaths not only more prone to depression, but does depression mean that you may be an Empath?
Of course, I know enough to understand that this is a very simplistic premise, as depression can be caused by post-traumatic stress disorders, or uncleared shock and trauma, leading to clinical depression and everyone can have that happen in their life.
Still, there seems to be a common link between depression without obvious cause and being an Empath.
If someone is depressed, the first thing I wonder about them is are they one? In many cases, the answer is yes.
Still thinking it over.
If you know someone with depression, I’d love your feedback on the below poll.
- The Link between Depression and Trauma (casapalmera.com)
- Know an empath? Why not tell them they are one? (xeraphax.wordpress.com)
- Depression series – Empaths and Trauma or why am I clinically depressed? (xeraphax.wordpress.com)
- I think you out to know I’m feeling very depressed – Marvin, the paranoid android. (xeraphax.wordpress.com)