Ignorance WAS bliss

I am well aware that this may sound ignorant... But since finishing my many many years of school, I can't have a conversation on a date without diagnosing my potential suitor with a disorder. I really am trying to keep an open mind and find a nice, normal man.... but it is hard when my scale of normal comes with a very intimate relationship with the DSM-5.

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Anonymous

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:07am

Sounds like you need to diagnose the disorder you have.

this Confession would be more interesting if

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:26am

you had given some examples of these potential suitors and listed their disorders.

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So....

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:33am

...what have you diagnosed yourself with?

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DSM5

Jun 13, 2018 at 9:21am

Maybe you can't put so much faith in that manual. It's definitely not perfect.

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And then they realize

Jun 13, 2018 at 9:27am

Youre a psychology major which is a disorder of its own. Hey look, I studied phsycology - just like 35 % of all other females that went to school. I am a unique star!

@And then they realize

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:12am

I took exactly one psych lecture at Uni, the prof explained, in our first 3 hour meeting what "classical conditioning" was, and that we'd be graded by multiple choice. I figured I understood the whole thing at that point, and nothing I've done since has traversed that opinion.

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Um

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:40am

I believe it goes... “Doctor heal thyself”

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No darling...

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:41am

Your post doesn’t sound ignorant, it sounds arrogant.

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Duh

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:46am

1. The DSM5 is imminently critiquable/ possibly complete shit. Read up on it. You basically sound like a kid who got a chemistry text and now thinks they're god. There's a bit more to it.

2. You sound like you have some kind of narcissism/superiority issue, thinking everyone but you is messed up.

3. Neuro-divergence is a spectrum, just like anything. Most people have some divergent traits - on a scale of 1-10, the average isn't 1 i.e. textbook neurotypical. Something becomes a disorder, however, when it substantially interferes with your life. Based on what we have to go in here, you are the only disorder these dudes are suffering from.

4. I very much hope you do not go into psychology in any way. Your myopic, judgemental attitude would do considerable harm to any patients you may see.

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Experience

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:49am

Experience and Education are different. I think there is a significant problem in the mental health field in that spending a short period of time with someone is not adequate to assess anything. It seems judgemental and lazy.

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