Do You Have an Antisocial Personality Disorder?

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  1. I've come to appreciate TTDB over the past few years. Bolling's art has developed along with his storytelling chops. So I say this as a fan who's been won over.

    Do not conflate mental illness with people who actually harm society on any level.

    The vast majority of people who actually get diagnosed with psychological disorders are people trying, for better worse, to fit into a neurotypical world. Stigmatizing them by associating them with the likes of Trump and the GOP does no good whatsoever for the world.

    I know it's old hat, regardless of your politics, to dismiss destructive individuals as crazy, and to psychoanalyze high-profile people despite having no direct contact with them. A generation of pop psychology has led to to a total disregard for it requiring real medical expertise. It's a cop-out. You're not a psychologist and Trump is not your patient. He's a monster because he's a vile person, not but because you think he ticks some boxes in the DSM.

    Check your ableism.

    I still like your comics. I hope you hear this. You seem like a really decent person.

  2. I just looked up antisocial personality disorder and that pretty much sums up what it is.

    It also is hard to treat because if you want to recover from mental illness you need to want to get better, whereas people with ASPD tend to believe they are better.

    I agree with you about armchair diagnosis though.

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  4. Shuck says:

    It's funny absolutely terrifying because it's true!

    But when talking about personality disorders, we are starting to get into people who harm society - narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths... These are also the types of mental disorders that aren't popularly thought of as "mental illnesses" so much as clinical descriptions of people being assholes. Trump is a generally terrible person, but his being a narcissist is contributing to that.

  5. Do You Have an Antisocial Personality Disorder?

    No 'disorders' that I know of, but I do often feel pretty damn antisocial.

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