Personality disorders are as complex as they are misunderstood; delve into this diagnosis and learn the typical cognitions, behaviors, and inner experience of those inflicted.
Why So Few People Want to be Friends With Me
I started losing friends during university; I was the only one of my entire group of friends that wasn’t accepted at the same university as them. Then when I was 23, my father became termially ill, and I was misdiagnosed and prescribed medications I didn't need. I was finally diagnosed properly when I was 41, after I had tried to overdose.
Why my Sibling was Diagnosed with the Condition Known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSP)
The definition of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP); a disorder in which the caretaker of a child either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it appear as though the child is injured or ill. The term “by proxy” means “through a substitute.” Though MSP is primarily a mental illness, it is also considered a form of child abuse.
I have come to hate him. You may say it is unreasonable, both, that I must hate him and that I must hate him. I have hated others in the past, and so there’s nothing to suggest that I am incapable or above hating. But if I am to hate him, then a person like you, with the sanity of a priest, will exclaim: he does not even exist. But what makes you the judge? I have created him, and so I am in a better position to tell if he does or does not exist. And since I have created him I know him through and through, giving me all the right in the world to hate him. You, with your wry smile, will want to show me that if I have created him and have come to hate him, then there must be something in myself that I must hate. Thanks but not thanks to you Freudian no-goods. You are all wrong. He is my imagination - not my reflection. He and I are poles apart. Have you never feared ghosts that you knew, by all reason, were your imagination? Would you say that the ghosts you feared were, out of all places, within you?
PTSD/ADHD or just plain nuts!
Why is everyone always in a hurry? Why does everyone think that everything in life should be free? Why does everyone think that they don’t have to be nice to others? Why does everyone think that it has to be their way? Why do dogs turn in circles before they lie down? Why are they called hamburgers when they are made from beef? Why do you drive on parkways and park on driveways? Why are they called French fries, when they are made in America? Who was the first person to milk a cow and think let’s take a drink? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? What is the connection with Popeye and chicken? Exactly what part of the chicken does the nuggets come from?
The Pastel-Paisley Loveseat
Dolly’s cane puckered along the gummy linoleum floor as the bells on the door behind her jingled back to rest. Her feet, wrapped in spandex diabetic socks and Velcro-fastened tennis shoes, shuffled behind.
The Unwelcome Passenger
PROLOGUE Lucy Adam’s Diary January 7th, 2020 Blood. I woke up soaked in blood. What happened last night? Did I have another nosebleed? But why couldn’t I remember anything?
It all began November 30th, on a windy Monday night out in New York City. We agreed to meet at his job and I waited for him to finish his shift so we could go out for drinks. Meeting him was like a breath of fresh air; I was simply infatuated just by staring at him. I could see the pain and hurt he felt many times before and all I wanted to do was make it go away. But by spending so much time mesmerized by his eyes, I failed to see the negative energy that surrounded him.
Juli eyed the paper warily. Its corner had been tucked just under the succulent on the window sill, the window with the curtains she never opened.
Love is like a flower. You don’t give it enough water, and it begins to starve to death. You give it too much, and it drowns, suffocating any last hope of survival.
The little black book falls from her tight grasp as the demons fill her eyes. She is here, she is her, she must run. But she can't.
Life with Borderline Personality Disorder
I’m not an expert writing in my field. I am a patient who was diagnosed several years with incorrect disorders. It is not easy to be diagnosed as Borderline, which I will refer to now as BPD. There are nine qualities that your therapist or psychiatrist will go over to determine if this is really what you have. As difficult as it is to diagnose, it is difficult to deal with. What I’m wanting to share is my experience with the nine major signs, and hopefully help others that are suffering and don’t know why.
Are narcissists evil or disabled?
Personality disorders are most often a response to trauma. And narcissistic personality disorder is almost impossible to cure because it tends to cause the person afflicted with NPD to play mind games with therapists. It’s a really awful personality disorder. Sadly, it means that whilst their interpersonal communication skills are top-notch from a marketing/PR perspective their relationships tend to be very superficial and built on finding a supply to feed their ego with in a vain attempt to feel better about themselves. They’re really tied up quite tightly by their personality disorder and it’s almost impossible to treat NPD because narcissists play mind games with therapists and aren't capable of being vulnerable enough for therapy to be helpful.