Personality Disorders Quotes

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Judith Lewis Herman
“...repeated trauma in childhood forms and deforms the personality. The child trapped in an abusive environment is faced with formidable tasks of adaptation. She must find a way to preserve a sense of trust in people who are untrustworthy, safety in a situation that is unsafe, control in a situation that is terrifyingly unpredictable, power in a situation of helplessness. Unable to care for or protect herself, she must compensate for the failures of adult care and protection with the only means at her disposal, an immature system of psychological defenses.”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Simon Baron-Cohen
“Parents who discipline their child by discussing the consequences of their actions produce children who have better moral development , compared to children whose parents use authoritarian methods and punishment.”
Simon Baron-Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty

Stefan Molyneux
“Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.”
Stefan Molyneux

“Chronic trauma (according to the meaning I propose) that occurs early in life has profound effects on personality development and can lead to the development of dissociative identity disorder (DID), other dissociative disorders, personality disorders, psychotic thinking, and a host of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. In my view, DID is simply an extreme version of the dissociative structure of the psyche that characterizes us all.”
Elizabeth F. Howell, The Dissociative Mind

P.A. Speers
“I have heard that we are spirits having a human experience. Perhaps those of us who have no conscience are dark spirits having a human experience.”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

Albert J. Bernstein
“In graduate school, I learned this simple distinction: when people are driving themselves crazy, they have neuroses or psychoses. When they drive other people crazy, they have personality disorders.”
Albert J. Bernstein, Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry

“I just have basically too much personality for one person, and not quite enough for two”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Lynna Kivela
“Narcissism: It's Primal. No Productive Control of Energy: Seeks constant fresh sources of stimulation and is highly energized running from human-object to human-object, activity to activity, but does not accomplish anything and never evolves or learns from activities and the many people recycled through.”
Lynna Kivela , My Sociopath: From Sociopath Parents to Loving Sociopaths to Waking Up

Beverly Engel
“There came a time in my life when I had to admit to myself that I have some very clear narcissistic tendencies. Ironically, it occurred during the writing of my book The Emotionally Abused Woman. As I listed the symptoms of narcissism, I was amazed to find that I recognized myself in the description of the disorder.

It should have been no surprise to me because I come from a long line of narcissists. My mother and several of her brothers suffered from the disorder, as did her mother. For some reason, though, I imagined that I’d escaped our family curse. I should have known that it’s not that easy to.”
Beverly Engel, The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality - or If You Do

“Our present conscious self and our shadow must learn how to coexist. The first step to attaining personal transcendence commences when the conscious mind and the unconscious mind square off and battle for preeminence. A person who achieves self-realization understands the interworking of both their conscious mind and the unconscious mind and integrates their unique dichotomy into their sense of a self. A person who suffers from a personality disorders or neuroses failed to confront their shadow or unsuccessfully integrated the conflicting motives of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind into a central and fully integrated persona.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Psychopaths are generally viewed as aggressive, insensitive, charismatic, irresponsible, intelligent, dangerous, hedonistic, narcissistic and antisocial. These are persons who can masterfully explain another person's problems and what must be done to overcome them, but who appear to have little or no insight into their own lives or how to correct their own problems. Those psychopaths who can articulate solutions for their own personal problems usually fail to follow them through. Psychopaths are perceived as exceptional manipulators capable of feigning emotions in order to carry out their personal agendas. Without remorse for the plight of their victims, they are adept at rationalization, projection, and other psychological defense mechanisms. The veneer of stability, friendliness, and normality belies a deeply disturbed personality. Outwardly there appears to be nothing abnormal about their personalities, even their behavior. They are careful to maintain social distance and share intimacy only with those whom they can psychologically control. They are noted for their inability to maintain long-term commitments to people or programs.”
Eric W. Hickey, Serial Murderers and their Victims

Tara Westover
“Dad seemed eager to fight, to prove who was in charge.”
Tara Westover, Educated

Tara Westover
“Don't want your boyfriend to see you looking so glamorous?" He smiles and jabs me with ihs finger. He is looking at me strangely, as it to say, This is who you are. You've been pretending that you're someone else. Someone better. But you are just this.”
Tara Westover, Educated

“Some mental healthcare workers are aware of clients with high needs, such as dissociative disorders and personality disorders, who have histories of sexual abuse (contact offences), usually from early childhood, involving two or more adults acting together and multiple child victims (Gold et al., 1996; McClellan et al., 1995; Middleton & Butler, 1998). This has been defined as “organised abuse” (Bibby, 1996; La Fontaine, 1993). Excluded from this definition are
cases where a child is sexually abused by multiple perpetrators who are unaware of one another, such as survival sex amongst homeless youths, or where abuse is limited to a single household or family and there are no extra-familial victims (La Fontaine, 1993).
Organised abuse: A neglected category of sexual abuse.
Journal of Mental Health, 2012; 21(5): 499–508”
Michael Salter

Joel Paris
“The main reason why clinicians may not diagnose personality disorders is that they think that doing so supports therapeutic pessimism. Recent research has shown this is not true; most patients get better, either with time or with treatment, that the prognosis is actually better than in many patients with severe mood and anxiety disorders.”
Joel Paris

Et Imperatrix Noctem
“I know you are busy pulling the wool over my eyes but you may want to address the inconsistencies in your persona first.”
Et Imperatrix Noctem

“If someone is accusing you of being something, either you are that or you are a mirror in which they are seeing their own reflection.”

“The SCID-D may be used to assess the nature and severity of dissociative symptoms in a variety of Axis I and II psychiatric disorders, including the Anxiety Disorders (such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] and Acute Stress Disorder), Affective Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.

The SCID-D was developed to reduce variability in clinical diagnostic procedures and was designed for use with psychiatric patients as well as with nonpatients (community subjects or research subjects in primary care).”
Marlene Steinberg, Interviewer's Guide to the Structured Clinical Interview for Dsm-IV (R) Dissociative Disorders (Scid-D)

“The term psychopathic state is the name we apply to those individuals who conform to a certain intellectual standard, sometimes high, sometimes approaching the realm of defect but yet not amounting to it, who throughout their lives, or from a comparatively early age, have exhibited disorders of conduct of an antisocial or asocial nature, usually of a recurrent or episodic type, who, in many instances, have proved difficult to influence by methods of social, penal, and medical care and treatment and for whom we have no adequate provision of a preventive or curative nature. The inadequacy or deviation or failure to adjust to ordinary social life is not mere willfulness or badness which can be threatened or thrashed out of the individual so involved, but constitutes a true illness for which we have no specific explanation.”
D. K. Henderson, Psychopathic States

Tamara Kučan
“Čovek ni ne sluti kakvo ludilo postoji, sve dok se to ludilo ne otrgne kontroli.”
Tamara Kučan, Bivirgata

“It is a crackbrained idea to judge my character based on your personality”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Tracie Daily
“I left the bedroom to judge distances in the hall. I was less comfortable in the rest of the flat but knew if I could make it to my room I had a chance. Wenzel's spare coat was slung on the door to the living room. I searched the pockets and found an envelope full of twenty pound notes and another roll of notes in the other pocket. How did he get so much money? We earned thirty pounds a day at the fruit and veg shop and half of my days pay went straight to him for rent.”
Tracie Daily, Tracie's Story: Care Abuse Love Murder

“If your bucket didn't fetch any water from the well, don't hurry to declare that the well is dry. Maybe there is a hole in your bucket. We often come across such characters who just can't see their fault. Just pray for them and detach.”

“Suppose something is written on a blackboard. If you omit some parts and add some parts, you can turn it into anything. That's how mind of Venus-affected people work. Their mind omits and adds things so that they see what they want to see and not what is really out there.”

“Everyone is bad in this world but you are good." If somebody says this to you, don't be so happy. You're soon going to enter in their list of bad people.”

“Personality disorders belong on Axis II of a mental health diagnosis chart, along with other developmental disorders. In other words, someone who is a histrionic or psychopath (narcissist) can never fully be rehabilitated. The diagnosis is grouped with other developmental delays, the only difference is the psychopath, narcissist, etc. are a little bit higher functioning but lack the reasoning and empathy to make the choices for the betterment of society. These are the people that run our country and various other high-ranking institutions because they crave power. Would you allow your child with Down's Syndrome to drive your car? Why elect an unfit person to speak for you in the world? At least the person with Down's Syndrome can feel empathy and love, a narcissist, psychopath, histrionic, etc. cannot.”
Kara D. Spain

Abhijit Naskar
“Believe you me, soon all supremacist and bigoted tenets of the mind will be deemed as severe mental illness legally requiring rigorous medical treatment.”
Abhijit Naskar, Bulldozer on Duty

Osamu Dazai
“[My wife] called, "Pochi, Pochi, your supper's ready," and laughed as she said, "You may have a personality disorder.” A disgusting thought came to mind,
“They say that the dog comes to resemble its owner.”
Osamu Dazai, The Story of a Pet Dog

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