- Aug 5th 2012
- The theme to Dexter
So I know of this person. Yes, this person actually exists.
At point A, this person is a bit shy and antisocial, but still desires human interaction and actually admitted to me that his worst fear was to die alone. He is rather empathic, is receiving education in the medical field, and wants to be someone who saves lives. He has a somewhat strict set of morals, and is also a bit emotional, finding it difficult to hide them but still managing to not make an ass of himself. Overall a very kind, caring person. Considers self to be a 'light' person.
Now fast forward three to five years to point B.
This same person now has rather shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking most of his empathy, coldheartedness, somewhat lacking guilt, superficial charm, some irresponsibility, nonplanfulness, impulsivity, and amplified antisocial behaviors. He is now a massive misanthrope and is generally disgusted by the human race in general. Now considers self to be a 'dark' person.
Fun fact: search Psychopathy on wikipedia and compare to the first sentence of point B.
Another fun fact: this person is not the hormonal teenager you may at first accredit this to. This person has also never at any point done drugs nor abused medication. He does not drink, and does not smoke. This is a perfectly healthy (physically, anyway) adult male whose personality quite literally changed drastically over the course of a few years. And as I said, this is all true.
And there are people in this world who actually beleive that people don't truly change. With cases like the above and I'm sure lots of other stories that similarly disprove that belief, the fact that they still hold to that idea amazes me.