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Re: more anger towards my therapist deerock

Posted by Dinah on September 2, 2009, at 11:39:04

In reply to more anger towards my therapist, posted by deerock on September 2, 2009, at 11:21:44

My therapist and I fought for a good two years about this. A pdoc I'd only just started to see, but that had with my permission spoken to my therapist about me, mentioned with great confidence my schizotypal personality disorder, and the information that led him to that conclusion had to have come from my therapist.

My therapist said he never diagnosed me with that, but that he did think it applied.

We fought and fought for at least a year, maybe two, about this. It was my *personality* he said was disordered. There was something unlikeable about me. It's not like having anxiety or depression. You don't "have" a personality disorder, you have a personality, and he was saying that personality is disordered.

He never really backed down from that position, although he no longer thinks some of the aspects apply. He mentioned it again just the other day.

I guess I just figured he'd never change his view of me. But that he clearly didn't think it made me unlikeable or unpleasant. In fact, he's clearly quite fond of me. To him, it's just something that will cause me trouble, and that might cause me difficulties in interpersonal relationships. It is an issue to him only in that it is a difficulty for me, not because he thinks I'm less worthy because of it.

You may never change her view of you. But maybe you could try to find out how she thinks of personality disorders, and you, rather than apply your own understanding of it to her.

If that makes sense?




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