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    None. Although one of my dad's distant cousins is a bit off... Don't know what he has though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    None. Although one of my dad's distant cousins is a bit off... Don't know what he has though.
    No-one with Narcissistic personality disorder? hmmm
    "We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelenOfTroy View Post
    No-one with Narcissistic personality disorder? hmmm
    Nope! I'm the first case!

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    both my little brother and i have mental illnesses, incidentally, we have different fathers and our illnesses came from their sides, not mums.

    Terrible things happen to good people every day.
    Consequentially, I am not one of the good people.
    I am one of the terrible things.
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    no, although i have a great deal of compassion for people with mental illness in their family or who are on meds for some disorder.

    that compassion stops at my doorstep. irl, i avoid their company like the plague.
    I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentF View Post
    no, although i have a great deal of compassion for people with mental illness in their family or who are on meds for some disorder.

    that compassion stops at my doorstep. irl, i avoid their company like the plague.
    Really? Explain.

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    Schizophrenic mother.

    She's wonderful, and seems almost cosmically creative to me. She loves my father and is loved by him; they are one of the happiest couples I know (though it wasn't always that way - his ISFJ sensibilities didn't always jive with the vagueries and illogic of her illness). My brother and I feel like she's delicate (she's an even more tender-hearted variation on INFP than you normally find) and have always taken good care of her and probably tried to parent her a bit.

    I think I actually idealize her illness; the negative aspects are under the strict management of her meds while her creativity and "other-ness," which I admire in anyone who has it, remain pretty forefront. Still, though. Does not want. I'd rather be sane than special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentF View Post
    no, although i have a great deal of compassion for people with mental illness in their family or who are on meds for some disorder.

    that compassion stops at my doorstep. irl, i avoid their company like the plague.
    when you treat them like a leper, how can you say you have compassion?
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Really? Explain.
    yes, really. i've seen people i care about turned into walking lab experiments by meds and am far too sensitive to not get pulled onto the roller coaster. in their particular cases, they self-destructed and that was that; a healthy friendship with them was impossible at that point.

    so no new attachments to people with such backgrounds. an unpopular opinion, particularly in a place like this, but i'd rather view some things from afar.


    *there are occasional, extremely rare exceptions. so rare that it's not worth going into but they are exceptions to an otherwise firm policy.
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    In some ways I have to agree with @AgentF 's assessment, sometimes when in a friendship with someone who has an illness it can be very hard to cope with ups/downs/medicated/non medicated/healthy/self destructive cycles and not get pulled into it yourself. Which can be inevitable when you care about someone. I know I've had to end a friendship because of a girlfriends inability to manage her borderline personality disorder, and as much as I loved being around her it was a wholly unhealthy relationship.

    I also understand when people can't handle my bipolar, or those who think they can (as I'm always very open about it), but when faced with the reality of a manic or depressive episode find that it's too much.

    Terrible things happen to good people every day.
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