From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 10 May 2003 - 04:24:16 GMT
My scenario is not one in which the person is trying to prove he is 'right',
but one in which he is trying to alert others to a danger he has discovered.
Remember that I am _positing_ that he is right in his analysis, and that he
has discovered a genuine threat to his country. Would you say that the
person in my scenario has a personality disorder, according to the DSM?
You introduce an interesting term: "well-adjusted." Is the DMV definition of
personality disorder simply describing a person who is not "well-adjusted"?
What is the relationship between 'well-adjusted' and 'comforming/st'?
Did Galileo have a personality disorder, according the DSM criteria? Was he
I worry about labeling people generally, as the diversity of human beings
well exceeds the variety of labels with which people describe each other.
The effect of the labeling, whatever else, seems to occlude the distinctions
that characterize people from each other. If those distinctions are
important, label may then make it difficult for people to interact
effectively with each other.
Good to see you on-line.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Richard Brodie
> Sent: Fri, May 09, 2003 11:18 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: memetics-digest V1 #1329
> Lawry wrote:
> <<But does he really have a personality disorder?
> Is it not possible for one person to be right, though a thousand tell him,
> over and over again, that he is wrong, or stupid?>>
> Just because someone's right doesn't mean he doesn't have a personality
> disorder. Well-adjusted people do not spend their lives proving they are
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