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August 22, 2010


Most teenagers exhibit a personality disorder

(Thanks to Bruce)


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Williams said. "Years ago, these were called character disorders and people were just told to stop. Now we're much more compassionate. We know telling someone to stop it doesn't work."
I disagree. When I was teenager and my dad told me to stop being stupid it usually worked pretty well. I don't think he ever considered the fact I may have had 'personality disorder'.

I wonder if this explains the sudden rise of parents' intelligence as soon as their teenage children become adults?

"Schizoid, paranoid, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive." Aren't those the names of the seven maladjusted dwarves?

Kids today are different, the world is a different place today then when I was a teenager. I really think that maybe they are more prone to a personality disorder today. I had a lot of responsibility when I was very young before I became a teenager and I probably didn't experience things like they do today.

"That's why we can't diagnose personality disorders in adolescents."

YES WE CAN!!! And if you don't believe me, I'm taking my ball and going HOME!!!! SO, THERE! Harrummppff!

"Many people in prisons are suffering from a personality disorder while some high achievers in top level management positions do also."

They need to be careful about double-counting here.

My girls were four years apart. That meant 10 solid years of their going crazy and taking us along on the trip.
Fortunately, finding out that if they didn't pay their cell phone bills the company would cut them off greatly matured them.

Dagnabbit, Meanie...you beat me to it again! Of course, living in Illinois, I'm especially conscious of this problem.

Sorry, Bets. As a resident of NJ and an employee of NY, I am blessed with an abundance of both types.

"A" personality disorder? As in one? If there are any teenagers out there with only one disorder, I would like to discuss terms for a trade-in on a slightly used 14-year old.

I'm just going to keep trying on personalities until one sticks. Usually two at a time.

Yes, I will.

No, I won't.

Psychology tries very hard to pretend it's not a back door religion.

I simply choose not to believe.

And how does that make you feel, bon?

We all like Punin's two Personalities.

and we all love Punkin's machete.

Google "Sociopathic CEO" for discussion of personality disorders in management positions. It's not a new concept.

Note left by a teenager: "I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I get back before I return, please ask me to wait."

I find myself conflicted reading a discussion of personality disorders on this particular blog.

as a nys employee i second that.
and as to the headline itself, um, ya think? it isnt a personality disorder. of course they might go blind from the ....contstant eye rolling...

When my dad was a kid, he exhibited typical teen behavior. He tried to explain it to HIS dad that he was "nervous."

"Nonsense," granddad said. "Kids don't have nerves."

Problem solved!

Funny how practically every little quirk of human behavior is now classified as a "personality disorder"...and, wouldn't you know, they have a pill for that.

Half the time it looks like we're headed for 1984...and the rest of the time it's Brave New World.

In the future, everybody will be crazy for fifteen minutes.

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