Friday, May 21, 2010

Self Diagnosis

As promised, my blogging has suffered from my trip to Milan.

Today, while waiting for things to happen, I was sitting looking at my computer and I diagnosed myself with Paranoid Personality Disorder.  I'm not proud enough to say I have a severe case, but it explains a lot.  It probably explains my Libertarian Party affiliation come to think of it.

Unfortunately, there isn't really any treatment for it.  I've been to counseling several times for various trust issues and they never come right out and say, "Hey man, you are too paranoid."

Maybe I am paranoid that I am paranoid.

I wonder if it gets worse over time?  Or perhaps it just manifests differently over time?  I feel more outgoing now than I have in the past, but I still don't trust people.

Anyway, there you go.  I feel better. Knowing is half the battle and all.  Just don't hurt me.


  1. I understand and share the condition. After a while, I accepted the situation, got more relaxed about it and it has ended up being less of an issue for me.

    That said, two of my favorite sayings are:

    "Even paranoids have enemies." and "When they're really out to get you, paranoia is just good thinking."

  2. Thanks, I think. I'm not too trusting of anonymous help. Not knowing where it came from and all.

    But, it sounded sincere and it does make sense. So... thanks!

  3. If you're paranoid, there's likely good reason; look over your shoulder.

    If you're self-diagnosing, you've likely suffered orange-level exposure to The Source (either WebMD or Durango).

    Either way, the Dr. advises motion with intent -- it's tough to nail a moving target.

    Don't forget to factor in variable change ....

  4. Motion with intent.

    Good advice in more ways than one.