How do you know if someone is dead inside? How can you know someone has been through unimaginable trauma? How do you react when something so strangely horrific and crazy is spoken to you in such a casual manner? When they look at you with a stone cold face and tell you something so unbelievably disturbing and don’t even bat an eye.
Picture this — you’re a paramedic and you pick up a guy in an ambulance. He tells you he needs to call his parole officer and tell him where he is. He’s on house arrest. You ask what he did, and he answers like he’s talking about the weather. He raped a 10 year old girl.
Sociopaths, murderers, victims of unimaginable trauma — those who have seen the dark side of humanity will not flinch when discussing their horrid past. They will not feel true empathy or sadness. They simply state the facts with no emotional distress or wary attitudes. And when you come across them, you know it. And you will never forget it.