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Re: Body Odor TF

Posted by alexandra_k on January 19, 2005, at 22:28:33

In reply to Re: Body Odor, posted by TF on January 19, 2005, at 19:09:29

> Hopefully he'll be honest. I did get definite signals from him.

What if he does say 'yup, you smell'. Then what? By the sounds of it you are doing pretty much everything in your power not to smell, so if he does tell you this then there isn't really anything you can do about it.

> The doctor who treated me in the psyche ward tried to convince me that I invented this problem to help deal with criticism (He diagnosed me with avoidant personality disorder. People with APD tend to be super-sensitive to criticism.). It's a clever explanation, but I don't buy it.

Maybe that isn't the right reason. But what about the body dysmorphic idea. It would seem to me that it explains BOTH the fact that you really really do believe that you smell and other peoples constant saying that you don't.

Also it would mean that you don't smell.
But then you would have to figure out why you came to believe that you do, and the role of interpretation in your taking others to be giving you signals that you do.

Do you think that it might be possible that that is what is going on?




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