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Is there a difference between DPD and Codependency?

Postby Savedbymyself » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:04 am

If so what is the difference?
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Re: Is there a difference between DPD and Codependency?

Postby nowheregirl » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:38 pm

This is just a guess. I was wondering the same thing, but decided that co-depency suggests that there's a symbiotic relationship between the dependent and the non-dependent (like the co dependent relationship implies that they need each other for whatever reason.

But, that dependent personality disorder person is dependent on other people or another person without the other person necessarily needing them. (maybe?).

Maybe there isn't much difference other than co-dependents don't necessarily have a DPP except situationally (maybe in reality they have a differnt problem that makes them dependent) and the other person just wants to take care of them, but that person helping doesn't have a personality disorder unless it is a disorder to have to take care of another person. If it is, I'm not too sure what that disorder is -

*** Wikipedia says co-dependents are like introverted narcissists*****
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Re: Is there a difference between DPD and Codependency?

Postby Mr._Avoider » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:50 pm

nowheregirl wrote:*** Wikipedia says co-dependents are like introverted narcissists*****

Inverted, not introverted (necessarily).
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Re: Is there a difference between DPD and Codependency?

Postby My2cents » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:19 pm

Yes, there is a difference.

DPD is straight-forward dependence. They depend on people. They are followers, so they seek leaders.

Codependence is a pathological need to be depended on. They enable people. They want to help, to nurture, so they are attracted to weak and needy people. Maybe "helping" others makes them feel like they have a purpose in life.
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Re: Is there a difference between DPD and Codependency?

Postby Dancing is forbidden » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:04 pm

My2cents wrote:Codependence is a pathological need to be depended on. They enable people. They want to help, to nurture, so they are attracted to weak and needy people. Maybe "helping" others makes them feel like they have a purpose in life.


An extension of that would be the *hero* or *saviour* complex where a person is drawn to those vulnerable and in need to try and *fix* them as a way of avoiding dealing with the problems and issues within themselves.
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