The diagnosed psychopath shares 5 childhood interests that were clues to her condition

Most psychopaths, diagnosed or undiagnosed, prefer to keep their condition to themselves. But one woman is using her social media platform to raise awareness of her antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

The woman, who goes by @victhepath on TikTok, frequently posts educational content about ASPD, hoping to reduce the stigma surrounding psychopaths and help these individuals find community so they can better understand themselves.

She recently shared five special interests she had as a child that indicated her condition.

1. The Holocaust

As most people know, the holocaust marked a tragic period when the German Nazis killed and persecuted millions of Jews during World War II. While many people are drawn to learning about the traumatic events and memorable individuals involved, such as Anne Frank and Oskar Schindler, this implies that Vic may have been more fascinated by his themes of murder and carnage.

Vic shared how a little black book called The Holocaust immediately piqued her interest during a school book fair when she was in 3rd grade. She said she ended up spending an hour at the book fair reading it while hiding under a table.

Since then, she has been deeply intrigued by the subject and even chose to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC over the Smithsonian Institution when she was on an 8th grade field trip.

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2. Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Grimms Fairy Tales is a collection of German folklore published in 1812, written by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The fairy tales are known for being original and dark variations of many fairy tales we know today, such as “Rapunzel”, “Hansel and Gretel” and “Little Red Riding Hood”.

Vic said she had a massive book full of their tales, which she described as extremely morbid.

It’s not very PG like the fairy tales we learn now, she explained. But I was really obsessed with that book; I read it all the time.

She also enjoyed their film adaptation, called The Brothers Grimm, about two brothers and their journey facing a fairy tale curse in a German town during the 19th century. The tale involved a demonic witch who absorbed young men from young village girls.

3. The Romanov family

The Romanov family was the imperial royal family that ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917. Their dynasty ended quite tragically, with Tsar Nicholas II’s entire family, including his young children, executed by Bolshevik revolutionaries.

Vic said she was interested in their morbid but fascinating story as a child, which led to their ignominious execution by order of the Ural Regional Soviet.

Due to severe governmental and economic corruption during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, the Russians advocated the overthrow of the Tsar. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated his throne in 1917, ending over 300 years of Romanov rule. Soon after, the radical socialist Bolsheviks took power and sent the Romanov family to live under house arrest, but they were later sentenced to death. Bolshevik troops executed the family by firing squad using bayonets, a bladed weapon attached to the muzzle of a rifle.

What stood out about the tragic fate of the families was the mystery of Anastasia and Alexei Romanov, who many believed saved their family from execution. Vic became involved in their story when he was given an autobiography assignment in 4th grade and chose to write about Anastasia, sparking her fascination with her story.

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4. Greek mythology

Many children and adults are fascinated by the stories of Greek gods and heroes.

Vic said that she owned many books on Greek myths as a child and could tell everything she knew about every god and demigod, but she was mostly interested in the concept of the Labyrinth.

The most famous story of the Labyrinth was within the story of Theseus, prince of Athens, which was designed as a complex labyrinth by Dedalus for King Minos of Knossos in Crete. The labyrinth was built to contain a half wild bull, half man-eating man, the Minotaur. Every year, Minos sent seven young men and women into the Labyrinth to be eaten by the Minotaur.

5. Aztec and Mayan Empire

Vic expressed her continued passion for the Aztec and Mayan empires. In addition to their impressive architecture and agriculture, these empires were famous for their elaborate rituals of human sacrifice.

The Aztecs were known for cutting out the hearts of their victims and pouring their blood on temple altars as an offering to the gods. They were also known to engage in ritual cannibalism with the bodies they sacrificed, which they saw as a way of communicating with the gods. The Maya also sacrificed their war captives by removing their hearts and smearing their blood on an image of a god. While these rituals seem dark and morbid, to the Aztec and Mayan cultures, they had spiritual significance.

It shouldn’t come as a shock to you that I was really, really intrigued by the whole human sacrifice thing, Vic admitted.

She added that she had the opportunity to visit Chichn Itz in Mexico, a sacred city of pyramids and temples built by the Mayans where the Mayans performed many of their sacrifices, an experience Vic described as surreal.

While these interests are particularly dark and disturbing for a child to enjoy, many can agree that they are fascinating subjects.

As it turns out, based on various comments from individuals regarding Vics dark interests, psychopaths may not be so unrelated after all.

“I didn’t say being interested in these things means you’re a psychopath, I said I’m a psychopath and these are things I find interesting,” she clarified in the comments.

Furthermore, despite their lack of remorse and empathy and their increased risk for potentially violent behavior, not all psychopaths are violent or engage in criminal acts.

However, be aware of the topics your kids like, as they can reveal a surprising truth about their personality.

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Francesca Duarte is a writer on YourTango’s news and entertainment team based in Orlando, FL. It covers topics of lifestyle, human interest, adventure and spirituality.


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