Apathy towards bad people: naive or some form of perceptual disorder?
May 12, 2012 10:40 AM Subscribe
Is there an exact psychological disorder to explain this person's apathy towards seemingly bad people?
posted by pixienat to Human Relations (39 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I really like this guy in my linear algebra class. He is incredibly intelligent, adorable and seemingly easy to talk to. However, yesterday when I was talking to him about two people who basically engage in bad behaviour, he after hearing how one of them engaged in "crazy", illegal behaviour (she taped audio recorders underneath desks to record people's conversations without their consent to hear their group plans), he described this person as being "a cool person". She uses people for her own advantage. I've witnessed her intimidate teachers, and the last time I was around her, her basic presence made me feel bad.
The other person this guy thought nothing bad towards told me lies about him, in order for me not to like his friend (the smart guy that I like is friends with the lying guy). Even though his friend did no work when he was lab partners with him, and made up stories to make me not like his friend anything (told me his friend was an illegal immigrant, that he was homeless, that he was having problems at home, doesn't shower, read my e-mail but doesn't like me back). The guy I like doesn't care that his "friend" is arrogant and is willing to tell the physics department chair that his current physics teacher is "bad" because if he's not getting an "A" in the class like he always does, something is unfair and wrong....
What is wrong with the guy that I like? Has anyone dealt with someone similar? What did you do? The guy is 22 years-old.