Can Anyone Guess What This Is?

Posted by rbroberg 5 years, 1 month ago to Humor
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-- Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity.
-- Decreased need for sleep (e.g., feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep).
-- More talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking.
-- Flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing.
-- Distractibility (i.e., attention too easily drawn to unimportant or irrelevant external stimuli), as reported or observed.
-- Increase in goal-directed activity (either socially, at work or school, or sexually) or psychomotor agitation.
-- Excessive involvement in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences (e.g., engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments).

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  • Posted by LarryHeart 5 years, 1 month ago
    Describes someone who only sees half truths and can't get a handle on the reality that Trump is the President.

    An OINO - Objectivist in name only.
    They preach "Oh I know" but to reality they say "Oh no".
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 1 month ago
    Ain't nobody perfect.
    If you have a need for perfection, I suggest that you promote a fictional character. Once in office he or she will never make a mistake. Why? Because he or she doesn't exist.
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  • Posted by ycandrea 5 years, 1 month ago
    It sounds like my ex-husband and he was manic/depressive. Since suicidal wasn't mentioned this would be him on a manic high and refusing to take his lithium and elavil.
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  • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 5 years, 1 month ago
    In a female, that might be "histrionic personality disorder" commonly called "drama queen." In Donald Trump? Hypomania, sociopathy, bipolar, ADHD... But in reality? You would have to examine the so-called "theory" of psychology that informed the definitions.

    Dr. Thomas Szasz famously argued for the protection of individuals who are not statistically "normal" in their behaviors. "Normal" is after all, a statistical statement, not a moral judgment.
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  • Posted by NealS 5 years, 1 month ago
    Oh, s#!+, it sounds a lot like I'm getting to be during the last eight years. If you have a specific answer please disclose it so I know who I can sue for making me this way. Just kiddin', or am I?
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  • Posted by Ducky 5 years, 1 month ago
    My bet is low GABA (a neurotransmitter). This link goes into detail of the symptoms--scroll down to the GABA section. It's a pretty darned good match:

    On a side note, there's a book my doctor recommended, which I personally find very useful for understanding how neurotransmitters affect how we feel and function. (My approach personally is to try to address problems at their root, providing my body and brain what they need, in order to function properly.) The book is called "Mood Cure," by Julia Ross, and might be something you all want to check out. Neurotransmitters are constantly being created out of proteins in our bodies, and are constantly being used. Stressors from diet, excessive work, stress, low hormones (i.e. with aging), etc.--all have the ability to deplete some of these precious things beyond our capability to restore them. OTC supplements like 5-HTP and GABA, when carefully and intelligently used with target nutrients, can help restore what our brains and bodies need, to feel better. Just know that most doctors know as little about these as they do about nutrition, since their focus is generally directed toward finding the drug to match the symptom. I'm a strong believer in self-education, but it's also important to find a really good anti-aging doctor and/or a really good ND (by really good, I mean, one who does research on their own, is passionate about their field, and is not afraid to think outside the A.M.A. box).
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 5 years, 1 month ago
    Then there is the one so obsessed with himself, he can hear no one else, divisive, mother fixation on former slum lord, cannot relate not bring people together, no critical thinking skillsformer male whore, former or current cocaine user .....
    Then there is the brain damaged compulsive liar, Marxist devotee, more divider than uniter, possible abused spouse who defends violent acts of spouse, corrupt, will do anything for cash.
    So what are a few character flaws listed in the post? The intended one in the post has good intentions, and is not PC, has a degree in economics. I'll give it a try over the two listed above.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 5 years, 1 month ago
    I'm amused at the number of people who actually think that anyone is "normal." We are as individual in our behavior as our fingerprints. Some of the most successful people in history have had behaviors like obsessive-compulsive disorder, hyperactivity, depression, anger management issues (George Washington himself thought he had this one). The descriptions are irrelevant if the person is effective at what they do.
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    • Posted by Bethesda-gal 5 years, 1 month ago you really mean that ? Hitler, Mao, etc were great at what they did, but what they did wasn't great.
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      • Posted by DrZarkov99 5 years, 1 month ago
        The psychological profile is irrelevant to judging behavior. I frankly don't care what mental issues Hitler or Mao had, but the horrendous things they did are what they're judged on. I don't care what mental issues murderers have that might be the cause of their acts. If they remain a menace to others they should be kept from society or terminated. The idea that we can somehow predict what acts someone might commit from on a psychological profile based on observation of demonstrated non-violent behavior is questionable. Likewise, the idea that violent acts can be excused because of mental problems is seriously flawed, because the offender remains a danger to others.
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