Posted by Dinah on August 13, 2002, at 20:06:58
In reply to Re: schizotypal personality disorder » Dinah, posted by Kari on August 13, 2002, at 13:12:31
I actually do trust my therapist very deeply, after only seven years of therapy. Actually I learned to trust him after only five. Part of what helps me trust him is seeing him try so very hard to be honest with me. No blank slate there.
And it's great, in that even though he thinks I'm odd, he's trying to make me see that being just a bit different in the way I experience things can be a positive thing, not only to me but to others too. He tells me it's a gift. I ask him if I can trade it for the gift of easy relationships. (grin)
Do you have a great therapist who can help you see your differences as positives? And also to help with practicing the more technical social skills?
> Inappropriate and constricted affect, tendency to feel as though people can see through me (or perhaps that's just wishful thinking), great difficulty finding the proper way to describe things or to phrase sentences, faulty sense of identity and sensing that my inner feelings are an indication of what is going to happen to others, to name but a few :)
Hmm. Yes. That sounds familiar. But my pdoc says that diagnosis is a matter of degree. He sees me as just a plain garden-variety eccentric, while my last pdoc saw me as having schizotypal personality disorder. I REALLY wish I could find more information on the disorder. There is a sad lack there. So I guess I'll never have a firm answer. And I do so love firm answers. :)