What I also felt obliged to say is: first of all, we are only people. Most people suffer some kind of mental or emotional embalances. By some they are more pronounced, until it can be said they form a phenomenon which is called "disease". But, there will never be any clear cut line where this "disease" begins. Which is what most people donīt realize and in todayīs society, it slipped into labeling and overuse of it. The labelled people then get discriminated or disadvantaged in society (sometimes on the contrary advantaged
), people who even donīt know anything about the disease just hear the name of it and laugh the "ill" person out. So I mean, there is nothing wrong with interest in psychology or watching out for disease symptoms in yourself and in others or pointing that out to them. Or with doing tests to find out where we might belong. Thatīs just a matter of self discovery, partly a game or fun. However, the fun quickly diminishes as soon as itīs tried to make it official and then the diagnose is taken for sacred. It can be even misused against the individual by the psychiatrist or by some authorities if it suits their business.
So: 1. The line between normality and disease is hardly ever clear cut
2. Thatīs why noone really should have the right to create some official labeling
which is then taken for sacred, plus even spe******ts can go wrong, also because
they are no gods, only people with their own problems and imbalances. They
might have some knowledge from school but in the end, they are also only
mortal sinners. And imperfect people = imperfect diagnosis.
3. Still, I find it interesting and useful to go to a spe******t and ask for his opinion.
Just make sure the diagnosis is only for you privately and donīt inform anyone