This is the second of three posts on revealing parts of myself to others. The previous post dealt with coming out as transgender. This post will explore reactions of others that now know I’m psychopathic. Finally, the last post will summarize the disclosure experience.
Fewer know that I’m psychopathic than know that I’m transgender. As bad as the stigma is for the transgendered, the stigma of being psychopathic is much, much worse. Hardly anyone sympathizes with the psychopath. We are thought of as perpetually unhinged monsters that do nothing but rape, kill, and steal. Yes, there are some of us that do that, but there are a non-zero percentage of any strata of mankind that does such actions. We just simply are considered to be behaving badly at all times regardless of our actual orientation, proclivities, and, most importantly, our actions.