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Old 12-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #42
joswitch
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Originally Posted by blubrluvr View Post
I have the right to speak my mind. I REFUSE to let someone call me "abnormal" or have people take a patronizing attitude toward my "condition". I'm different. That's all. Our personality type was given a label (only a few decades ago I might add) and that has done little more than feed the stigma. Frankly, I consider our traits to be downright DESIRABLE. We often excel at logic, mathematics and analytical thinking. We're honest, sometimes brutally so, but we need more honesty in the world IMHO. Labeling us as having a disorder is arrogant and dehumanizing. I have the right to express my opinion when I say I believe we have been unfairly labeled by those in the psychological profession. They don't understand us. They can't. They're not like us. They are guilty of the same crime as as any group that considers itself superior. And they *DO* consider themselves superior IMHO. They don't relate to us. They see us as different and therefore "abnormal". Who are they to set the standard for what a human personality should be like?
Absolutely. I was talking to a female acquaintance the other day, and she said she went to a psych who assigned her the label "psychopath" because:
- she wouldn't cry during their sessions,
- and she asked for a different psych as she disliked the confrontational way he repeatedly tried to make her cry.

This happened in the UK. She is Finnish. The Finns legendary reserve is not without foundation. Duh.

Many psychs, including that one, would be better employed sweeping the streets IMO.

(FTR, I'm not Aspy. Altho' I've no doubt that I come across as Aspy here on DIMs, that's purely because I chose to shut down pretty much all expression of emotion on this board, post being attacked - on the "protected" FA board no less - for expressing my emotions re. the "challenging" subject of being an FA dealing / failing to deal with a lover's extreme weightloss.
After that shellacking, why would I put my feelings out there again? I'm much, much more careful who I show my emotions to now, especially online. In RL it's much easier for me get a "feel" for what people are like.)
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