I googled personality disorders and this definition arose:
"Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions in which a person has a long‑term pattern of behaviors, emotions, and thoughts that is very different from his or her culture's expectations."
So does this mean individual thinkers are atomatically catagorized as having a disorder? I've thought at one time or another that I've had narcissistic pd, borderline pd, avoidant pd, histronic pd, dependent, co-dependent, etc. I can think of very few who don't show signs of some disorder or another.
I've also read that my country's dysfunctional human behavior rate is in the 80th percentile. As our society continues to be contaminated with dysfunctional cycles of thoughts and behaviors, we loose site of what functional really is.
So, we are either dysfunctional or living with it all around us. Where does it eventually tip? If my culture's expectations become flawed, when do the individualists become the "norm" of the past? The people who have the knowledge of their shortcomings, or the people who choose to be ignorant of themselves?
I think self-awareness is a gift and a curse. Is it healthy to know what category we fall into? I suppose it allows us to heal from our shame, but then what? Retrain our ways of thinking? Of course! However, I see the ignorance and the semi-imagined bliss associated to it. Are we taking the harder road when we start to examine ourselves? I think so.
I can relate better to anxiety and depression. They seem to be the root of all other mental issues. Any thoughts?