There have been a variety of discussions on sociopathy online which often define it based on negative social traits. This video is especially interesting because this individual did not display destructive behavioral traits, but discovered a genetic connection to sociopathy via brain imaging.
James Fallon, psychologist, pro-social sociopath
I've interacted with low-empathy individuals in my life both personally and professionally. In some cases these were individuals with Aspbergers, and in some cases they possessed attachment disorders. I'd like to approach this particular discussion with a thoughtful examination of these issues. It's best to avoid a childlike admiration of sociopathy, but also to not demonize it, since for some individuals it is not a choice, but a manner of being in their own human experience.
Have you encountered someone with these apparent issues? I'm mostly interested in an examination of the pro-social version of the sociopath. This is a person who lives their life in a constructive manner that contributes to society, but they function with extremely low-empathy which can affect their intimate relationships. It is quite a complex concept to approach from the standpoint of morality and to get your head around how to view such a person. How do you judge them? What are healthy expectations for their behavior? What do they need to internally moderate to be a part of society?