Many of my readers, when communicating with me, convey the psychopathic state as being one composed of “superpowers”. While I suppose that I understand what they are saying on a superficial level, the logical conclusion seems to be a state of invincibility – which could not be further from the truth. We are grandiose people and our recklessness has offed more of our kind than any other factor it seems.
When they speak of their superpowers, the refrain is almost always the same. We can manipulate and lie with great ease. We are not troubled with the pain or joy of others. We are master parasites that take far more than we give. And we do this all – and more – without so much as blinking. The neurotypical struggles with antisocial actions (except when they don’t) and we do not, so would that not essentially be a form of superiority? I suppose so, although in reality I think we merely approach the human condition from a different direction. That said, are such grandiose thoughts ultimately detrimental? I believe so.