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Reply #37: I know it seems wierd but honestly, I think there are some who are born sociopathic. [View All]

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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 10:31 PM
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37. I know it seems wierd but honestly, I think there are some who are born sociopathic.
My neighbors are some of the nicest, kindest folks on the face of the planet. They raised 6 children (all of them extremely successful, lovely human beings: doctors, small business owners, a music teacher, and an artist) before they decided to adopt a child. Their boy is from the Soviet Union and as gawd is my witness, this boy is disturbed. He hurts people, deliberately. And it's escalated. He's 10 years old now and they're dealing with his latest episode of trying to strangle one of their grandchildren at a family birthday party. He's a sociopath with absolutely no conscience. It's disturbing the way he looks at a person, at the way he sizes them up. I am unnerved as a 40 plus year old woman with LOTS of experience with kids - my own and others.

They came to my house the other day and wept as they related the birthday party incident. They are considering giving him up for the safety of the rest of their family, he is that disturbed. He's been in counseling for the past 3 years (since his first episode in kindergarten when he killed the class baby chick) and the counselor fully agrees that it's time to institutionalize this kid.

I know this is anecdotal but I fully believe that sociopaths CAN be born that way. It's not simply a nature vs. nurture argument.
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