Author’s note: I originally, and advertised as such, was going to put up a post regarding new research from Europe regarding empathy being a ‘switch’ of sorts for psychopaths. Having written and queued it for today, I forgot about it only to find out that a much more specialized (in psychopathy) blog had beaten me to the punch and, frankly, I respect them too much to give appearances of piggy-backing. So, if you are looking for insight on this new research, check out their blog. I may resurrect my post for filler in the future.
How, if at all, does one disclose a core, but repugnant to some, component of their being? How do I disclose to others that my voice, my mannerisms, my gait, and so forth betray what is between my legs? Do I disclose at all, or do I keep others in the dark? As a transgenderist, these are questions I face all the time. Being both part of such a marginalized stratum of people and being myself a psychopath play roles in answering that question.