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Merged: INTPs with Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD)


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Aug 12, 2017
I think that all of you (and yes, I will generalize here by saying this) place far too much emphasis on finding specific traits or details to contrast one personality disorder from another, when in reality they overlap and co-occur all the time. In fact, there are far more people who meet the diagnostic criteria for a personality disorder that exhibit behaviors that could be considered consistent with a variety of different disorder "labels"- than those who could strictly be considered one or the other in concrete terms.

This black and white thinking is typical for those with diagnosable PD's, and I believe that it is very important to remember that everything (yes, everything ) lies on a spectrum or continuum without rigid , concrete lines to distinguish one set of ideas from another. No black or white... Just shades of grey.

If your goal is to differentiate yourself from those " others" and stay set in your maladaptive ways, then by all means, continue defining yourselves in terms of black and white. But if you are interested in healing and changing your ways of thinking and your patterns of behavior, open your minds a little, and remember that overanalysis and labeling can be incredibly counterproductive to the healing process.

-note: I am an unemployed 24 year old homeless, drug addict with zero clinical education or experience. Feel free to assume that you know better. You probably do.
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