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My therapist's take on odd

Posted by Dinah on February 7, 2005, at 14:50:42

In reply to Re: Whoops. Dinah, posted by fallsfall on February 4, 2005, at 19:15:10

Among other things, I asked him outright rather I was holding on to the idea that I was odd or if I was doing proper reality testing.

His take on it is, slightly paraphrased, but only slightly: Some of my behaviors are odd, sometimes my appearance is odd, but in some ways I'm quite normal. So sometimes I'm odd and sometimes I'm not. Sunday School in particular came up. He says that in Sunday School, I'm probably disruptive because I think about things a lot and care about them a lot, but that wasn't a bad thing necessarily. And when I suggested that if I cared enough that I was odd I would change, he responded that that wasn't necessarily true. That I was who I was. But I think his overall sense is that I should let other people deal with their own unease around my oddness, and not let it isolate me.

Then he proceeded to tell me I would have to deal with the consequences of having everyone think I was odd if I went ahead with my latest notion. Hmmmph. Shouldn't he be just dealing with it, or thinking other people should deal with it? If he is to be internally consistent, that is.

 

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