18th September 16:46
Help me identify my disorder
On 26 Jul 2003 02:33:43 -0700, email@example.com (robertmaasjr)
Well, Robert massjr
Either you say something helpful or nice or be quite. The guy needs
help he doesn't need rude remarks like yours. Seeking help and going
through the treble to find a solution to his problems is not what you
call a looser, he's more like a winner or tying to win.
20th September 05:52
Help me identify my disorder
IMHO, It is highly unlikely you have ADHD or Asperger's syndrome from
the information you have provided.
The "symptoms" you list resemble more a certain personality type (ie,
MBTI: INTJ from the traits you have listed) under the influence of
marijuana which would exacerbate (and perhaps even account for) your
a)bad short term memory b)inhibition of processing sensory (eg,
environmental) information and c)lack of motivation in regards to
paying attention to detail at work, etc.
I wouldn't consider this"extreme"...it sounds more like you are either
a) easily prone to distraction OR b) continually under the influence
of cannabis which exacerbates your lack of physical coordination and
attention to sensory information. Since you say you are this way
without any influence of drugs, then I will assume that these
characteristics are part of your personality trait and that you tend
to be very intuitive but haven't developed your sensory skills to
their full extent. Perhaps learning to play a musical instrument will
help you to be more coordinated and aware of your surroundings. I'm
going to take a guess here, but you probably appear to be clumsy to others.
Your main problem seems to be that you have a hard time thinking
outside the box, and cannot clearly see the whole picture in a problem
set. It's really indicative of a kind of thinking style as opposed to
a personality disorder. OR you can just be really lazy and unmotivated
under the influence of cannabis.
Again, these characteristics seem indicative of a certain thinking style.
Lack attention to sensory detail. AND I would avoid being under the
influence when driving.
It sounds like you have a low sugar level which leads you to get tired
easily. Do you tend to be very slight in appearance and sickly
looking? OR you could be overweight and not have enough energy.
Fatigue is usually a sign of malnutrition. If this is the case, I
suggest you carry little snacks around with you or drink juice when
you start to lose your energy. Also, exercising regularly would
probably help you to stabilise your energy.
Your matter-of-fact nature could be misinterpreted as aggression or
rudeness to people who have a tendency to be paranoid. Again, this
trait is indicative of your particular thinking style. If this is a
continual problem at work, it could be that you are in the wrong field.
You're unmotivated because as you don't want to go or do the work.
This is something that EVERYONE does, and not particular to you.
However, if you continually engage in this behaviour, I would wonder
whether the course I was in was "right" for you, or if you had chosen
to take a course because other people were pressuring you to do it.
This is usually called adolescence.
I wouldn't qualify this as "obsession." Obviously having good eyesight
is very important to everyone. However, since your doctor has said
your eyes are in good condition, I think because you are aware that
your injured eye is not the same as before the injury that you are
focusing too much attention on the loss of a perfectly undistorted
vision. I will tell you however, that most people often suffer from
minor distortions in vision themselves but are entirely unaware of it.
LOL...you sound like my grandmother!
This is a good trait to have. Slouching is very un***y.
Again, this is normal. According to my dermatologist, everyone picks
their face. However, if you are picking your face when there is
obviously nothing there, then I would think THAT would qualify as an
obsession. I remind you that having concern about your appearance is
not indicative of vanity or obsession. Sometimes, I look at people
with obvious acne problems that could be easily fixed and wonder why
they don't care enough to take care of their skin.
This would be a problem if ALL you ever worried about was your mental health.
I assume here that your significant other (if you have one) then would
have the burden of keeping you happy and reassuring your ego. It seems
vaguely as if you are maintaining a persona which is in direct
contradiction to what you really are. It's true that everyone has a
degree of self-denial, present in their defenses, but perhaps you are
unhappy about some choices you have made in regards to career, love,
etc...and attempting to justify your actions.
LOL...this is called having a "bad trip"....obviously what you thought
you realised under the influence of cannabis is not "reality"....
This is indicative of learning and understanding discipline. Children
in an educational setting learn to supress certain instincts in order
to be socialised. It could be that your mother had let you do anything
you wanted at home, and at school, you had a hard time adjusting to
working in an environment that was highly regulated.
It sounds vaguely as if you didn't want to go outside during recess.
Were you bullied as a child?
Was there something else going on that you didn't like about school in particular?
It doesn't sound so strange to me. Often we appreciate things later
that our parents had forced us to do.
Again, this is indicative of a certain thinking style that corresponds
to people who are primarily good at linear logic. Do you often spend
time thinking about paradoxes in logic as well? An example would be
the paradox of the heap: when does a grain of sand become a heap of
Interesting post. I enjoyed your observations on yourself.
protagonist at large