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Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Whaleshark » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:46 am

Here's the story. I am not officially diagnosed or anything. I am not the self diagnosing type, either. I understand to an extent that I exhibit a decent amount of traits, and I have taken a few online tests that my former friends kept asking me to take, and I scored highly on those. But that doesn't mean that I have ASPD. Those are tests that anyone can make and take, so I haven't taken them seriously. However long story short, these people eventually became afraid of me because they thought I was a psychopath, and they abandoned me. It isn't an issue, I've had fun messing around in return, I have many other friends, of course, but I've wondered if maybe going and getting told that I didn't not possess ASPD would make them feel stupid. If I go and get diagnosed, and they say that I am this way, then this man and his stupid internet research would prove accurate. The thing is, people love me most of the time and they want to be my friend, and then we get really close, and that's when the assumptions begin. So I'm wondering if it's really worth it to get this sorted out. If I have it now and I'm not diagnosed, I can just say 'maybe I am a psychopath but you can't prove that and neither can I!' If I have it and i'm diagnosed, I can lie about it of course but it isn't the same really. I'm just asking from the perspective of people that have been diagnosed. Is it beneficial?
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby CandleInTheWindow » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:43 pm

What a stupid f*cking question.

Just tell your friends to f*ck off and grow up.

And then treat yourself to a life.
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Solowolfpack » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:31 pm

If you are not trying to work on something specific it’s not worth going into therapy just to get a diagnosis with no intention to fix issues. A psychopath would inherently reject the idea that there is anything wrong with them and therefore probably never seek a diagnosis. Most are forced into it by the court system, psych ward stays, some sort of substance abuse issues.
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Whaleshark » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:43 am

I thought so. I don't plan on doing anything about it. To the first commenter, if you read this post, I am no longer friends with those people. In fact, I owe one of the people a good amount of money. I'm not paying, they don't deserve it. I have a life, as well as tons of friends. If anything, if I am anything like they've commented on, I see it as a positive thing. If I don't get diagnosed it would only benefit me. I'm just wondering if they won't catch on when I have to go to therapy. My family is trying to make me.
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby CandleInTheWindow » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 am

Why is your family trying to make you go to therapy?
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby caspin » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:01 am

It may be good to seek a diagnosis but not for your reason.
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Jonna » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:56 pm

Whaleshark wrote:Here's the story. I am not officially diagnosed or anything. I am not the self diagnosing type, either. I understand to an extent that I exhibit a decent amount of traits, and I have taken a few online tests that my former friends kept asking me to take, and I scored highly on those. But that doesn't mean that I have ASPD. Those are tests that anyone can make and take, so I haven't taken them seriously. However long story short, these people eventually became afraid of me because they thought I was a psychopath, and they abandoned me. It isn't an issue, I've had fun messing around in return, I have many other friends, of course, but I've wondered if maybe going and getting told that I didn't not possess ASPD would make them feel stupid. If I go and get diagnosed, and they say that I am this way, then this man and his stupid internet research would prove accurate. The thing is, people love me most of the time and they want to be my friend, and then we get really close, and that's when the assumptions begin. So I'm wondering if it's really worth it to get this sorted out. If I have it now and I'm not diagnosed, I can just say 'maybe I am a psychopath but you can't prove that and neither can I!' If I have it and i'm diagnosed, I can lie about it of course but it isn't the same really. I'm just asking from the perspective of people that have been diagnosed. Is it beneficial?


Wow, that's some really bad trolling.
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Brandon1 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:20 pm

Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Sure, if you don't mind the endless diarrhea.

:)

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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby Whaleshark » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:53 pm

Wow, that's some really bad trolling.[/quote]

On their end, or mine?

-- Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:53 pm --

Wow, that's some really bad trolling.[/quote]

On their end, or mine?
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Re: Would it be beneficial to seek a diagnosis?

Postby easiersaidthandone » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:28 pm

It would be beneficial if you plan on improving yourself with the information given.
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