Mad you say? But aren’t we all???

Johnny Depp screwy

We all have our own little quirks but can usually work within society without a problem. There are some though that have extreme personality disorders. Seems that Narcissism has been the theme of late so I decided to look into the differences between Narcissists, Sociopaths and Borderline Personality Disorder and discovered some interesting things.

Narcissists and Sociopaths both are people with extreme personalities.

Narcissist
The word comes from the myth of Narcissus a Greek youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water and turned into a flower.

self involved, vain and selfish
problems in sustaining relationships
lack of empathy
hypersensitivity to perceived insults even where they don’t exist
detests non admires
bragging and exaggeration ones own achievements
claiming expertise in many things
denial of gratitude
lack of respect
agressive

A certain amount of narcissism can be a good thing but when it is excessive it becomes a mental disorder classified as NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER.

Sociopath

 

A narcissist is not always a sociopath but a sociopath is always a narcissist.
A sociopath is one suffering from an antisocial personality disorder
A narcissist is not always a social threat but a sociopath is most of the time.
Sociopaths are usually charming people the most interesting thing about a Narcissist and a Sociopath to my mind is that they cannot feel the same way that a “normal” person will. There is not empathy or sympathy they simply cannot feel either. Since they cannot feel they usually have little or no guilt about their actions. They also have a high threshold for excitement and will do more and more extreme things so that they can feel anything.

Borderline Personality Disorder

 

This is the most serious of the disorders and can be confused with Narcissism and Sociopathy

Desperate attempts to prevent abandonment
Unstable relationships with others seeing them as flawless and then as worthless
Highly unstable self image
Self destructive behavior such as reckless driving or drug and alcohol abuse
Suicidal thoughts or behaviors or threats
Emotional states that fluctuate from a few hours to a few days
Feelings of emptiness
Inappropriate intense anger or trouble controlling anger
Episodes of paranoia or dissaciation
Impulsivity

I hope this clears up the differences between these disorders. If you find yourself in a relationship with someone that has these symptoms then get help. If the person won’t get help then you probably should stay away as these disorders tend to get worse in time and with the use of self medication.

9 comments

  1. allabouteve16 · November 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on allabouteve16 and commented:
    Mad? No I think most people are just genuinely individual and then you get the “quirky” then you get the “weird” and then you get the downright sick individuals who need medical help. Someone who is a sociopath , a narcissist or a BPD sufferer just want to dispel any truth about their victims and drive them to suicide or Hell. These people are so needy for attention they will believe they are above the Law and cannot give in because being so nasty is feeding the anger and hate inside them.

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  2. ally1lakeside · November 2, 2014

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  4. marilynmunrow · November 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
    Wonderful blog. Yes there are very big differences between these categories of mental illness. But at the end of the day, they all need help in one way or another. If you find yourself in any sort of contact with a person like this, either stay away or make them get help.

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  5. Gale A. Molinari · December 28, 2014

    Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:

    I posted this awhile ago and some of my new readers may find it interesting.

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  6. lbeth1950 · December 28, 2014

    We all know some, don’t we?

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  7. LadyPinkRose · December 28, 2014

    I am who I am. I won’t and don’t do labels. Life formed me the way I am and for the first time in my life, I feel good about me. Great post, Gale! Love, Amy

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    • Gale A. Molinari · December 28, 2014

      We all have some madness in us I think it is the spark of the divine that makes us creative. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  8. amommasview · December 28, 2014

    Very interesting. Thanks for making clear what is what. Or who is what…

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