I’ve always known that there was something wrong with me. I know this is why it has taken me this long to find work. “Normal” people who interview others for jobs tend to write-off eccentric souls like myself, because they don’t want creative thinkers. They really don’t. They want cogs in the machinery. They want folks that they can hammer into their mold with little effort. That’s why they say things like “We’re sorry, but you’re just not a good fit.”
I get frustrated when I see articles like this that are meant to lessen the stigma associated with certain mental illnesses (I personally have Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and once had a psychologist entertain the idea that I might have a personality disorder) but then I still can’t get work. I was in therapy for almost three years hoping to learn “what is wrong with me,” but I kept my therapist so thoroughly entertained (I made him laugh several times a session) that we never got around to figuring out what that was. :eek: (that’s supposed to be irony).
There really isn’t a question here. The article is ambiguous, as it must be, saying:
"[F]indings suggested disorders should be viewed in a new light and that certain traits might be beneficial or desirable."
**“It is important that we do not *romanticise *people with mental health problems, who are too often portrayed as struggling creative geniuses.” **
Most likely replies (if any) will be ambiguous, too. I have no expectations. I just know that all of my life most of my creative accomplishments have been ignored in favor of giving me grief over my shortcomings, which are really manifestations of my “disorders.”