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I don't know wether my character is a psychopath, sociopath or narcissist.

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#1 Roonil Wazlib

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

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Hi guys, so I don't know wether my character is a psychopath, sociopath or narcissist.

    He is
No fear
Quick to anger
Hallow on the inside
Lack of empathy
Attention Seeking
Gets board easily
Thirst for Power and Control
Feels Superior too all
Egocentric & Grandiose
Manipulates to get what he wants
Feels no guilt or shame
Doesn’t care for violence, but will use it to get what he wants (power)
Plans ahead and executes well thought out plans
Can sometimes be impulsive
Is a murderer. Killed his father and brother (as a means to an end) (impulsive)
Kills others (for the joy of killing) (planned)
Can’t form bonds with others
He can recognize love, but doesn’t understand it.

    He feels empty and hallow, and passes the time trying to fill the void with sex, sport, food, etc...

    When he meets Isolayde, he quickly becomes infatuated with her, believing that she is the thing that can fill the void inside him.
    When he realizes that this is not the case, that she can’t fulfill the intended purpose, he can’t bring himself to discard her, (like he had with every other person or thing that stopped giving him joy) even though her usefulness is gone.
    He doesn’t care for her. She cant give him what he wants, but he can’t bring himself to discard her either. He still wants her, and this baffles him.
    He doesn’t love her. He abuses her, physically and emotionally. He doesn't understand why he still wants her, thus, becoming emotionally unstable, loosing his grip on reality and loosing his power.

    If anyone has some good sources that I could go to to figure out where he fits in, that would be amazing, because i’m trying to write my premise for class, and I don’t know which box to put him in. The internet is so confusing. Thanks guys :)

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:20 PM

Sounds like he's primarily a psychopath, especially if he's charming and more controlled. Impulses are still "allowed," just should be rare. I think his introspection and knowledge of his flaws would remove any narcissism, simply because most narcissists either don't think anything is wrong with them, or, if accused of narcissism, embrace it rather than try to change it.

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