I once visited a psychiatrist to seek help on a personal issue. I found no solution there, although I did learn about numerous personality disorders. There’s the suspicious paranoid personality. Another is the avoidant personality where people guess they are flawed as well as inferior. Narcissists are traumatized if they encounter situations that expose their normal, human limitations. After going to see the “shrink” I had a beer at my number one bar. Bartenders often function as mental health therapists, so it was no surprise that Phil, my bartender, nailed it when she assessed my disorder as borderline personality disorder. This means that I view the world as “all or nothing”, or “black or white” with no shades of grey. If my number one pigskin team fails to win the Super Bowl, then I brand them as losers. If my boss offers criticism of my work, I’m likely to turn in my resignation. I even got jealous of my partner when she planned our church’s Christmas service. I was sure she no longer loved myself and others as well as was planning to elope with our 73-year-old pastor. The only time my borderline personality disorder is an advantage is with my Heating as well as A/C unit. It either works or it does not work. If it works, then everything is fine, as well as every one of us remain comfortable all year round. If my Heating as well as A/C doesn’t work, every one of us enter a current “black or white” phase; Can it be fixed or not? For that, I call my Heating as well as A/C professional for an assessment as to how the costs of a current Heating as well as A/C plan stacks up against present as well as future maintenance on our ancient Heating as well as A/C unit. At this point, it becomes one of those 50 shades of grey, so I let my partner take over. After all, she read the book as well as saw the movie.
March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021