To best answer your questions I would need to gather more information about your life. You provided two examples in which you felt little or no compassion for those who came to you with their problems. There may be perfectly normal reasons to explain why you did not react on those two occasions. I would need to learn more about your relationships with those individuals to determine if your reactions, or lack thereof, were appropriate.
I’m also curious if there are any occasions where you have felt empathy toward others. If so, it indicates that you have the capacity to feel for others.
Generally speaking, it’s easier to have an emotional reaction to a personal experience as opposed to hearing about someone else’s experience.
Psychopaths are extremely callous and manipulative individuals. It’s difficult for them to empathize with others unless doing so directly benefits them. They also purposefully hurt people, without regret. It does not bother them. You do not seem to possess any of those traits. Though it’s impossible to properly evaluate your psychological health via the Internet, there is very little evidence to suggest that you are a psychopath.
If you continue to be concerned about your symptoms, then it would be advisable to have a psychological evaluation. An evaluation could help to determine what may be wrong. It’s always wise to keep track of your moods and behavior especially if you believe that something is wrong. If you need help, don’t hesitate to seek it. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle