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Posted on Fri, Jun 23, 2006 13:10

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Histrionic Personality Disorder
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A pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
2. interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
3. displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
4. consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
5. has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
6. shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
7. is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
8. considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are



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Posted on Sun, Dec 30, 2007 12:44

I have discovered a new personality disorder, its called looke the mirror and face up to your behaivor, I cannot beleive all of these new disorders, There are serious disorders that have to do with chemical imbalances and nuerological misfunctions, but come on people, lets all grow up and make an effort to be compassionate and thoughtful people, if your are a selfish, egotistical, judgemental, malicious, hedonistic, dishonest, or just unhappy, change it. If you don't want to fine, but all these excuses for personal choices is just more saddistic behaivor. Have you been sad for 2 weeks, hell who hasn't, we have many emotions, many hard events, tradegies, stress, ect, I have learned one thing in my life, and let me tell you I have had numerous tradgedies in my life, most recently loosing my husband on Oct 5th, and my toy pom on Oct 30th, we really have no control over anything except our reactions. I have to work diligently to keep upbeat, positive, and not let these kind of events let me treat others poorly. We all have choices to make in our daily lives, my mantra every morning is "Today is going to be a great day, someone will try to screw up my day, but today will be a great day" Most my days are great, because I choose to focus on any positive and try not to get how I feel from others, or by trying to make others feel bad. I am sure many of you will think I am an idiot, but hey, I am a compassionate and happy one, even in the face of devestation and major loss. 14 years with the love of my life, alone at 34, baron, single and scared, but I choose not to hurt others.



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Posted on Fri, Sep 01, 2006 18:50

tigerlily25 write:
"Because I believe that certain personality disorders cause most of the troubles in the world, and that people need to learn to spot them in business and in their personal life. "

Interesting considering many functional sociopaths are at the top of the corporate world. American Psycho, the movie, though a hyperbole indeed, really isn't that far off key.



That is true, many are officers in major corporations or even own their own company outright. I believe that any company on the stock exchange should have to have all of its officers and board examined by shrinks before hiring. Phychos have cost the public billions in the case of Enron and WorldCom and that is just the tip of the iceburg. Wall Street loves them because they are ruthless in increasing stock prices,often injuring the company severely. They don't mind laying off 10,000 or even 50,000 people if a division is not making quite as much profit as wall street would like. However that is not good for the nation, and that is why we don't manufacture anything in the states anymore and why we have lost our skilled jobs.



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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2006 20:38

"Because I believe that certain personality disorders cause most of the troubles in the world, and that people need to learn to spot them in business and in their personal life. "

Interesting considering many functional sociopaths are at the top of the corporate world. American Psycho, the movie, though a hyperbole indeed, really isn't that far off key.



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Posted on Mon, Jun 26, 2006 20:46

RapturousRed write:
And I truly do not mean this in an antagonistic way, just very curious....

Why do you start so many threads on personality disorders?


Because I believe that certain personality disorders cause most of the troubles in the world, and that people need to learn to spot them in business and in their personal life.

We also need to help people with the non harmful ones, such as depression, because they are often in danger and can usually be helped with meds.



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