I mean it is obvious that the Horcrux can think for itself.
- Tom’s diary responds to questions and answers it as well as tells a story.
- The Locket creates a scene between Harry and Hermione to provoke Ron. So we can conclude that the Locket captured their thoughts, behaviour, and then acted.
- Assuming the effect the Gaunt’s Ring had on Prof. Dumbledore’s hand, we can assume that it too had some power of same manner.
What I want to know is limit or say impact of Horcruxes on its surroundings. I am only asking for Horcruxes which are inanimate in nature (no Harry or Nagini). It seems that Horcruxes encourage people in its vicinity to become bad by corrupting their thoughts and behavior.
Any explanation on this?