Thread: Thoughts on Psychoanalysis
6/12/2012 8:41pm, #111
6/12/2012 8:46pm, #112
6/12/2012 8:46pm, #113
6/12/2012 9:01pm, #114
Despite scoring high on the test, I doubt I have a personality disorder. I've worked on myself to overcome doubts as to what I can achieve. I am not a dreamer, I don't desire cars, houses or power in the traditional sense. I command respect, I don't need to demand it. I have built tools that I employ that smash through any self pity, self hatred. Yeah, you might see me have a whinge about something, but what you are witnessing is me using a sounding board, I hear myself whinging and smack that **** out of the park. Wallowing in grief is counter-productive and I've too long been a drain on my own productivity. I fear nothing because there is nothing to fear. People in general are weak and stupid. I will not pretend to be one of them. I am the example to follow and I will endeavour to be the best example I can be by living a good life.
If being a good example to follow is a personality disorder, then historically we have followed a shitload of whackos into wars, political arenas and spiritual pursuits.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
6/12/2012 9:20pm, #115
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I don't think being a good example to follow is a personality disorder at all, nor does being a good leader make one a narcissist (unless those same traits are causing you undue subjective distress or functional impairement I guess). They'll be revamping the personality disorders quite extensively in DSM-V, and I am too lazy to go into it all at this time. Having worked with personality disordered patients on occasion, it sort of boils down (and keep in mind this is my "expert" clinical opinion and I'm just a graduate student who doesn't specialize in this area):
1) A pathological inability to interract effectively with others that is both severely debilitating and predictable in its pattern
2) A lack of insight into the role that one plays in causing their own interpersonal problems
Some of the disorders have a little more to them than that perhaps (e.g. antisocial personality disorder and a tendency toward a lack of emotional arousal) but I think those two things highlight the observable behavior that makes something a "disordered" personality.
This isn't really a "psychodynamic" or "behavioral" view although it tends toward the behavioral. This is just what I've experienced.
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6/13/2012 12:16pm, #116
So Battlefields, I heard that Devil says that he's better than you. What do you think about that?
So Devil, I heard that Battlefields says that he's better than you. What do you think about that?
6/13/2012 12:22pm, #117
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6/13/2012 5:13pm, #118
Your humility in defeat is ingratiating to me, Devil. As for the rest of you, y'all better recognise battlefields as the most narcissistic poster on bullshido.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
6/14/2012 12:57am, #119
Devil is only offering you victory because of how incredibly modest he is, and you are only accepting it because of how outrageously courteous you are.
Its this vortex of mutual awesomeness that powers the moon in its never ending journey around the earth.
It is also your respective presence on opposite sides of the earth that is holding us all on the surface, instead of floating out into space.
For this we thank you
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
6/14/2012 7:37am, #120
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