Consider this your invitation Chica. I have no interest in wandering around Lighthouse. But there are many places that one can go where all are free to meet. I have business to conduct too. So it isn't all for fun and games.
Thanks for the concern Yeoman. If they want me, they know where I live. If anything should happen to me, I would surely be in Gods hands and the person that did it, and whoever was involved, has to answer for their deeds. Karma may not come that day but it will come.
I'm looking forward to some good Korean food.
Kathy, you're right. We do not need to wander around Lighthouse. There are many associates that I know or known for years that I would love to visit with. I would like for them to hear your story.
Originally Posted by Kathy Kim
I can give them a call and I am sure we can have dinner one night. You know my number and email and let's set it up.
Wonder what they will say when they see us together?
I didn't detect, nor did I mean racist over/undertones... In my experience w/ the korean culture tends to treat people within their cultural group with higher respect. They are a very exclusive culture.
Originally Posted by Failed Student
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I need to take a break for a few days. It's getting too heavy. And my significant other needs the computer. But I'll be back. Thanks everyone.
Well, I hope someone does...
Originally Posted by Chicabonita
My only advice: Make it as professional as possible -- and that means find a good editor.
The biggest problem with "Herding the Moo" was the fact that it was very poorly edited. I also would have liked to see more factual information, links, and citations.
I already knew it was all out there from my own research... I just would have liked to see it referenced. It would have bolstered/supported the reality of the collected memoirs in the book.
On the topic of memoirs, I happened to come across this today:
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Okay, one more post and then I will take a break.
Originally Posted by Failed Student
Failed Student, we are both right. A person can have more than one diagnosis; this is called co-morbidity. For example, someone can be depressed, obsessive-compulsive, and codependent.
The diagnosis of "psychopath" or "sociopath" is now called Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), and here are its criteria:
TYK has all of these too. I wouldn't have thought so before I read about some people's experiences that were worse than mine. She also seems to have deterioriated in the years I've been out.
- failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
- deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
- impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
- irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults
- reckless disregard for safety of self or others
- consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain steady work or honor financial obligations
- lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another
NPD and APD are closely related, both part of the Cluster B family of personality disorders. Yet another Cluster B disorder is Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), which used to be called hysteria:
She has most of these too. What a piece of work.
- Constant seeking of reassurance or approval.
- Excessive dramatics with exaggerated displays of emotions.
- Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval.
- Inappropriately seductive appearance or behavior.
- Excessive concern with physical appearance.
- A need to be the center of attention (self-centeredness).
- Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification.
- Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear shallow to others.
- Opinions are easily influenced by other people, but difficult to back up with details.
- Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are.
- Makes rash decisions.
- Threatens or attempts suicide to get attention.
Ive been toying with the idea of writing a book, however the subject is so grandiose as everyone has had different experiences. how do you combine them all? All i can offer is the facts and my interpretation of them + my own experiences and that of close family. And as far as that goes i have about 25 pages already. its in no particular order and just more of a brain dump right now. but I agree something has to be written on the subject and have started doing what i can. Its funny that COL thinks we are talking about "their" business..what they forget is that the majority of the people on here used to be there..for years on end..it is our business also.
Originally Posted by bemused
In the infrequent times that I have meet her, I have either seen or read that these are all her disorders.
She sounds like a Madame OJ to me.
anyone know any publishers?