I’m a firm believer that we all, yes everyone, even YOU reading, possess some type of personality disorder (PD) to a certain degree. Don’t believe me? Live a little longer and you’ll soon see. There’s a diagnosis for almost every human emotion, pattern of thinking and behavior imaginable. Ask yourself,
Are you moody? Borderline PD.
Is drama your middle name? Histrionic PD.
Have the urge to kill? Antisocial PD.
Uncontrollably eat your toe nail clippings? Obsessive Compulsive PD.
Want to date yourself? Narcissistic PD.
Do more than one of these apply???
Kids, work, bills, unhealthy relationships, stupid drivers, lack of money, too much money
(wait, is that even possible? Oh yea, more money, more problems), gas prices…it’s all enough to make me want to pull my hair out some days. Heck, we basically spend our entire lives trying NOT to succumb to becoming a bunch of deranged, insane, psychopaths. For real.
And those poor celebs! Can you imagine having your entire life under a microscope 24/7? No wonder so many of them are crazier than a Cuckoo bird on bath salts. For the rest of us not in the limelight, most of us have become very accustom to putting on our daily mask to hide the crazy, while a small group are ticking time bombs, just one jolt from the edge. It could be your neighbor, your co-worker, or even the person laying next to you in bed so beware of the buttons you push.
Now, I am by no means a licensed professional and while I’ve taken a light hearted approach here, the human psyche is truly a fragile yet complicated force. The slightest shift in balance, can be detrimental, even crippling to some, while others are seemingly able to “function”. It’s a serious matter, and unfortunately mental and behavioral health treatment still seems to be considered taboo. Seeking professional help is often frowned upon socially, and even culturally.
With that said, I encourage everyone to take care of “YOU” first because a healthy mind promotes a healthy body which in turn will lead to a more happy and stable life. Your well-being is more important than the opinion or view of any other person on this planet so if you are struggling – know that there is help. I’ve always felt like the most unique and admirable people in my life have had just a “touch” of crazy anyway. Wouldn’t you agree?
If you want to know what kind of “crazy” you are, check out this test on SimilarMinds.com by clicking HERE. If you’re really brave, feel free to share your results in the comments!