Posted by SLS on June 13, 2009, at 7:20:21
In reply to Thank-you for not posting to me » BirdSong, posted by Deneb on June 13, 2009, at 2:42:02
I am pretty sure that there is no one here who would want to "push" you into doing anything. I do think that there are some people with strong personalities who would like to see you reach your goals. Please don't confuse a firmness in offering suggestions with a lack of empathy.
This is just my personal opinion, which is based upon my background in the field as an observer and having done some reading. I find BirdSong, a person whom you would rather not have any further communication with at this juncture, to be very well educated in the field of understanding and treating people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). I don't presume at this point to know you well enough to know what diagnostic categories apply to you. I just haven't visited these boards frequently enough to know your story. Anyway, I find BirdSong's contributions so far to be enriching of my own understanding of BPD.
I really doubt that anyone on this website carries around with them an archaic stigmatic attitude towards people who have BPD. I think the worst that can be said is that some people have more patience than others when dealing with certain people, just as in real life. Deneb, you have found a gold mine of extraordinary patience on Psycho-Babble. There is more patience and empathy here for BPD than there was on the part of the professional staff at a mental health clinic I attended.