Friday

I've been reading about personality disorders for hours at Wikipedia. I guess schizotypal personality disorder looks promising, except for the bullshit about believing in magic. I don't believe in magic.

I was liking borderline personality disorder, but I don't think my trip is quite that intense, you know what I'm saying? "Pervasive instability in moods," they say. My mood swings aren't that pervasive, but I'm not a good judge.

As I read about schizoid personality disorder, I thought I had found my disorder. But then I read that the people who suffer from this disorder, "Harbor little desire for sexual experiences with others." That's not the one.

I guess I'll keep reading. I know I ain't right. I'll find what's ailing me.

9 comments:

Jennifer B said...

But then I read that the people who suffer from this disorder, "Harbor little desire for sexual experiences with others."

ah... but that doesn't mean that people who have a shizoid personality disorder can't make it appear as if they desire numerous sexual experiences. See, you're overlooking the fact that there are personality disorder combos - and yes, you may have fries with that. ;-P

whimsical brainpan said...

Beware! Self diagnosis is such a tricky trap.

Bobby said...

That's what I'm worried about - a personality disorder combo. Some of those symptoms - I got em.


Self diagnosis is definitely like serving as your own lawyer in court or operating on yourself. I have a fool for a client (me). Already I am starting to get even more distressed as I read about these things - it might not be doing me any good.

lluviation said...

um i think you are too old to have being functioning with that disorder and to have not been diagnosed. I mean, the other thing is that there are lots of variants to being human, and of course many things that are symptoms of those disorders are also part of regular life. hell, if i read them i have everything..but i don't. what i'm saying is that yeah, sure, things get overwhelming and then they pass....i guess that is the difference, when you can cope on your own and you don't completely crumble under the pressure.

Bobby said...

Hey - I miss you.

I'm so freakin busy. Can't wait to catch up.

lluviation said...

me too!
i don't have the internet at home, so i've only been hopping on every few days or so. it is driving me crazy. i need to dump my blog and start a new one under a different name because an ex of mine found it and i realize i just can't write anything now that i know he is looking at it. so once i figure that out i'll give you a whistle and let you know my new online identity!

but lately i have been easing out of anxiety...

lizard. dot lizard. said...

if you have ADD they give you speed. and you can diagnose yourself on teh interwebs and take the little questionnaire to your dr. and say, i have ADD! and she's all, have this triplicate prescription that you have to hand carry to the pharmacy! and you're like, yeah! let's do this!

and it makes it better. it's not like doing drugs, it's more like getting better living through chemistry.

seriously.

damn dude i missed you.

lizafer ;] said...

In all of my Psych classes, the first thing my teachers have told me is "don't self diagnose or try to diagnose your friends and family." When I was reading my Abnormal Psych book (and I read the whole text book), I still thought to myself, "I know someone with this, and this and this and this and this."

;]

Bobby said...

I didn't know ya'll were still posting in here. Sorry I missed these.