Personality Disorders

I once visited a psychiatrist to seek help on a personal issue.

I found no solution there, although I did learn about multiple personality disorders.

There’s the suspicious paranoid personality. Another is the avoidant personality where people believe they are flawed as well as inferior. Narcissists are traumatized if they encounter situations that expose their normal, human limitations. After visiting the “shrink” I had a carona at my favorite bar! Bartenders often function as mental health therapists, so it was no surprise that Phil, my bartender, nailed it when he assessed my disorder as borderline personality disorder. This means that I view the world as “all or nothing”, or “black or colorless” with no shades of grey. If my favorite football team fails to win the Super Bowl, after that 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 wife when she planned our church’s Christmas service. I was sure she no longer enjoyed me as well as was planning to elope with our 72-year-old pastor. The only time my borderline personality disorder is an advantage is with my Heating and A/C unit. It either works or it does not work. If it works, then everything is fine, as well as both of us remain comfortable all year round. If my Heating and A/C does not work, both of us enter a new “black or colorless” phase; Can it be fixed or not? For that, I call my Heating and A/C professional for an assessment as to how the costs of a new Heating and A/C idea stacks up against present as well as future repair on our old Heating and A/C unit. At this point, it becomes one of those 50 shades of grey, so I let my wife take over. After all, she read the book as well as saw the film.

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