Today's blog is about emotions.
People have asked me why I do not consider myself a Psychopath, even as I've been diagnosed as such and by clinical psychiatrists in relation to a criminal investigation at that.
When I listen to music I too can almost forget things around me, and it doesn't really matter what the lyrics are about, the 'emotions' I feel - if that's truly what they are - are triggered by the sound itself.
There's more to it though. I do have the choice of taking a more intellectual approach to music, which I do sometimes. But 'letting myself hang loose', giving it all in to displaying the emotions I contract from the audio qualities in the music is such a joy.
I think it's almost like what I do when I take on a certain 'role' with my surroundings, but with music I don't need to have the outwards directed alertness to the reactions I receive ... the alertness I always engage in order to aptly attune small discrepancies in my performance ... that alertness is completely gone when I listen to music, and that's what I mean by 'letting it all hand loose' and just giving myself completely in to 'being' or 'feeling' whatever it is the music entails.
If someone asks me to describe the feelings I am "mediating" through music when I 'let it all hang loose', I can't give an answer. I am incapable of describing the emotions of f.ex. the video I've uploaded in today's article.
I wonder, is that how we imagine psychopaths?... As deeply emotionally involved when listening to music?
Is my description about my own relationship with music the descriptions of a psychopath?
The following excerpt of the preparing of an interview article with a reader gives an idea of what it is I am getting at.
P: I was diagnosed with psychopathy when I was 19 and again when I was 21, and people have always thought I was psychopathic and dangerous and all that kind of thing. Sure, I have done a variety of crimes, had very early signs of conduct disorder, have been in prison for murder, bank robbery, breaking and entry, theft, forgery, and so on. But I've never seen myself as a psychopath, not at all. I always felt - and feel - that others just don't understand me.
Zhawq: A Postulate...
P: Yeah, a Postulate, that's it. It's like a postulate, not real. But I think that when I listen to music, love may be what I feel, actually... I'm not sure. But I most definitely DO feel, I feel a LOT! And with music I can almost get into a state of ecstasy! ... How many normal people can claim they feel THAT!?