Oooo i have Bipolar (god i hate that term)...Oooo i have Schizophrenia...Oooo I'm a Psychopath. Look at me, arn't i amazing and cool.
No you're not, and you probably don't really have a psychiatric illness either. You probably looked up these things on the interent, thought, "Ooo that sounds a bit like me...OMG i need to see a doctor"....Off to the nearest Psychiatrist, running down a list of what you've read on the internet and saying that these things happen to you. He gives you a label and a bunch of drugs you probably don't even need and off you go with a smile on your face.
You see, people who suffer with real psychiatric illnesses don't tend to brag about it, because it's not really something to brag about. It's not fun, it's not clever, it's not amazing. Quite frankly it's soul destroying, chaotic to the sufferer, their loved ones, family and friends.
Now when a real mentally ill person gets slapped with a label, they hate it, don't want it, you know why? Because now they have this label slapped on them, their very being will now forever be defined by that label, by their loved ones, family, friends and doctors. I was going to say colleagues, but that depends on whether you are actually well enough after your illness presents itself to even go back to work for a very long time.
You find youself alienated because all the people you were once close to have no idea how to behave around you anymore.
Your every move, thoughts, words, actions, behaviours are called into question by everyone because they are waiting for you to become ill again.
Now, OP. If you really think you are are Psychopath, good for you. If you think it's cool to have this label, good for you. But i don't believe it for a second.
edit on 20-9-2011 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)