This blog is not dedicated to white people.
It’s an old self-portrait when I had extensions. …Yes, I drew that.
Stop taking the Personality Disorder Test.
- It is an online test, not a medical professional. The diagnosis of a website means nothing.
- If you are taking the test with the idea in mind that you might have a personality disorder, you will ultimately answer in such a way that exaggerates every small correlating detail about you in such a way that it appears as though you actually do have one.
- If you are actually concerned you may have one of these, you are adding an immense load of unnecessary worry in your life.
- You don’t want a personality disorder. The stigma behind them is startlingly horrendous. Did you know that many therapists refuse to treat borderline patients because of the spread idea that they are “too difficult to deal with”?
- Everybody exhibits symptoms and criteria of one or several personality disorders from time to time. This does not mean a person has the disorder. A pervasive pattern of several of these is required for the diagnosis, and it can only be made by a qualified mental health professional.
- Most people that take the test are simply looking for labels of mental illnesses to add to their collection in their blog description for the sake of seeming interesting, deep, quirky, or (dare I say) crazy** in order to draw attention to them, and I think this last reason is one that I am both passionate about and angered by enough for it to conclude this post.
**If you are using these “diagnoses” as an attractive accessory to your personality when you are unsure of whether you truly have it or not, you are discrediting and devaluing the experiences of everybody who suffers with these disorders on a daily basis.