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Post by Dreamspace on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:09 pm

rombomb wrote:Can you explain this (maybe with hypothetical details rather than personal ones)? And in your explanation, please explain what it means for someone to not love themselves -- I mean, how does it show in his actions (or maybe what sort of thoughts does he have)?

It's not difficult to conceptualize. The person simply has extreme feelings of self-loathing, thinking they're incompetent and detestable, yet may strongly value other people. There is an entire nosological category, the self–other axis, which separates overly selfish individuals from overly selfless ones (a healthy individual would be somewhere in the middle of this gradient). The most obvious example of this would those suffering from dependent personality disorder who'll compromise themselves and their values to get in the good graces of others they can become emotionally reliant upon. Although, dependents simply need someone in this role and are content with anyone they deem suited for such a task and have no special affection for individuals, so I suppose in their case they don't actually love their benefactors.

However, other personality disorders lead to these sorts of self-sacrificing or self-destructive tendencies, like those seen in melancholic personality disorder where one may partake in regular penance rituals but are still also often capable of affection to others. Dependents really just see themselves as incapable of fending for themselves and have poor self-image, but melancholics truly despise themselves. While there are some superficial similarities in a couple of the symptoms, because the causal mechanism for melancholic personality disorder is distinct from dependent personality disorder, the melancholic can have strong affection for others just fine. Melancholics can be invested in others and consider people special and irreplaceable. A dependent would move on the instant a new candidate could be latched onto; they only truly fear the lack of security people can provide for them.
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Post by Reamsie on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:40 am

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. - Rocky Balboa

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Post by Nucky on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:41 pm

Narcissists make up 2% of the population and 100% of exes.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Saying someone can't be sad because someone may have it worse is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has it better

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