What jobs are good for people who (intensely) enjoy watching others suffer?

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WIthout going into specifics about the individual, let's say someone's baseline personality is very low on the "happiness quotient" scale. Events such as skydiving, one night stands with FIT models, speedboat racing, climbing the world's top mountains, etc only elevate this to a level of "stasis" (i.e. baseline for the normal human) During these activities, he is "at peace" with himself and the world.

But these "distractions from the abyss" are ephemeral in nature (and getting less effective, and causing him to fear what other recourse(s) he has in the future). For daily, routine activities in his normal environment, he is emotionless and does not speak unless absolutely necessary. People nearby often ask if he is "okay" or "not feeling well" or "is something wrong?" "Why are you even alive, taking up my oxygen?" he thinks to himself, without a verbally answering the concerned party.

Of course, if the means (deception) are necessary for the end (money), he is capable of completely transforming into "someone else" for a short amount of time. The amount of mental energy that's expended for this brief "acting" to appear "normal" is tremendous, often causing him more fatigue than some of the greatest physical human feats known to man.

It's only when this person hears/sees/is told of the failure/pain/extreme suffering of others, that he brightens up and can manage to genuinely be happy. He isn't politically/ideologically/religiously partsian (choosing to have an agnostic view of the world sans "good" or "bad", rather one of only "efficacy" or "failure"). Acts of humans towards other humans dubbed "unspeakable" and "heinous" are downright humourous to him.

There is only 1 caveat. He cannot allow for the suffering of animals. In jest(?), he often jokes that "should I [he] have been a hitman", it must be absolutely a fact the target has no pets. His biggest fear was an animal not knowing his owner would never return home.

He has no emotional bond with other humans, regardless of relation (by blood or otherwise). Humans are the scourge of the earth to him, and he is genuinely confused as to why genetic modification, genocide, and/or selective (homonoid) breeding is frowned upon. "Less people, less problems."

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What (non-illegal) careers would covet such traits?

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Comments (16)

Apr 4, 2018

Go see a psychologist

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Apr 5, 2018
MarthaStewartsAFelon:

Go see a psychologist

No, psychiatrist.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 4, 2018

Can we report/flag this guy? I'm worried he's going to do something one day.

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Apr 4, 2018

I'm gonna go with James Bond villain

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Apr 4, 2018

at first i was going to compare you to Patrick Bateman but i think you'd take that as a compliment

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Apr 4, 2018

lmao +1

Apr 4, 2018

Prison guard

Mortician

Veterinarian

That's the best I can come up with.

Apr 5, 2018

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just google it...you're welcome

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Apr 5, 2018
MonacoMonkey:

WIthout going into specifics about the individual, let's say someone's baseline personality is very low on the "happiness quotient" scale. Events such as skydiving, one night stands with FIT models, speedboat racing, climbing the world's top mountains, etc only elevate this to a level of "stasis" (i.e. baseline for the normal human) During these activities, he is "at peace" with himself and the world.

But these "distractions from the abyss" are ephemeral in nature (and getting less effective, and causing him to fear what other recourse(s) he has in the future). For daily, routine activities in his normal environment, he is emotionless and does not speak unless absolutely necessary. People nearby often ask if he is "okay" or "not feeling well" or "is something wrong?" "Why are you even alive, taking up my oxygen?" he thinks to himself, without a verbally answering the concerned party.

Of course, if the means (deception) are necessary for the end (money), he is capable of completely transforming into "someone else" for a short amount of time. The amount of mental energy that's expended for this brief "acting" to appear "normal" is tremendous, often causing him more fatigue than some of the greatest physical human feats known to man.

It's only when this person hears/sees/is told of the failure/pain/extreme suffering of others, that he brightens up and can manage to genuinely be happy. He isn't politically/ideologically/religiously partsian (choosing to have an agnostic view of the world sans "good" or "bad", rather one of only "efficacy" or "failure"). Acts of humans towards other humans dubbed "unspeakable" and "heinous" are downright humourous to him.

There is only 1 caveat. He cannot allow for the suffering of animals. In jest(?), he often jokes that "should I [he] have been a hitman", it must be absolutely a fact the target has no pets. His biggest fear was an animal not knowing his owner would never return home.

He has no emotional bond with other humans, regardless of relation (by blood or otherwise). Humans are the scourge of the earth to him, and he is genuinely confused as to why genetic modification, genocide, and/or selective (homonoid) breeding is frowned upon. "Less people, less problems."

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What (non-illegal) careers would covet such traits?

Volunteer at a shelter or soup kitchen or visit disabled vets - this kind of pain you will see will be beneficial for you.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 5, 2018

Moelis staffer

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Apr 5, 2018

Be a staffer/VP+ at any EB an wait 5 hours at least before giving instruction on a very urgent task at 11PM due by 8AM

Apr 5, 2018

There isn't an excellent career option for someone so deeply damaged in their mental faculties. With so much emphasis on "efficacy" and "failure" it's a wonder that this person never realized that their own mental health is failing and therefore should seek a solution rather than indulging in their own sickness which itself prevents true "efficacy" in multiple forms from taking form in their life.

The inability to feel joy except through immoral and generally repugnant and downright repulsive means itself is a form of failure and sickness which should be corrected or exterminated. Studies from the likes of institutions including the Harvard Business Review have shown that empathy and charisma are the most important traits in most high level career paths and are the most frequent common characteristics among C-level executives.

This wanna-be Patrick Bateman mentality (and the walmart brand of American Psycho prose that proponents of the mentality supposedly write with) does not belong in civil society and should be relegated to the fringes thereto to rot in a forgotten hole somewhere with other sick dregs and vile degenerates or completely wiped out as a whole as it is damaging to society and is in utter opposition to the social contract.

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But, as you'd recommended to another user -- there is one option that would add value.

"Such a person can always choose self-extermination.
Remember, it's a positive act that such a person could choose to undertake at any time.
It's always in their power and no one could tell them otherwise."

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