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02/23/2012 11:33 AM

are bipolars manipulating?,

lken
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i know i have trades of it, is it controlling or just wanting your way, last word said. see it my way? Sick Sick Sick
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02/23/2012 11:49 AM
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I think manipulation is more of a borderline personality disorder. I don't believe that just because we have bipolar we manipulate people. That's pretty much part of a person's personality. Hope that makes sense. I'm no doctor though, so just my opinion.

02/23/2012 12:14 PM
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Yes, I've done some reading on BPD and that is more along the lines of that.

From what I've read (again, I'm not a doctor, this is just things I've read), it's not uncommon for someone with BP to also be diagnosed with BPD.

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02/23/2012 12:51 PM
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something interesting i have just learned is that there are over 200 types of combinations of BPD and BPD is usually accompanied by other sub mantal disorders, possibly traits. No diognosis is rigid. Look at a person as a large entity that contains endless components of different qualities and quanitites. To put simple, its possible to have some traits and not to be fully diagnosed but you can still have the traits. ouch ;(

02/23/2012 01:37 PM
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so a charming mania personality does not manipulate, so i would think all the personality disorders are very similar, a gene, environmental condition, or a chemical imbalance. all mixed up and do not fit in the perception of the norm.

sort of a this or that thing, since we are 2, the ups do the downs do not, and middle it is a flip a coin and make a opinion.

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02/23/2012 06:17 PM
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Yup. I'm an expert manipulator. Don't know if it's natural or the BP that makes one into a master manipulator. I guess that's why me and my cat have such a perfect relationship. Smile

02/24/2012 09:19 AM
highandlow
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May be a coincidence, but yes... I'd say I am at times.

02/25/2012 04:59 AM
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I can be very manipulative but I don't believe it's my bp. I think it comes from what I learned from my family early on in life.

02/25/2012 05:11 AM
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I can be very manipulative though I learned from a cultist, narcissistic @$$ hole. I learned more as a survival skill than anything. Instead of being the puppet I had to learn to be the puppet master. It was the only way to escape. So for me it was a learned trait not necessarily the Bi-Polar. I was not manipulative prior to that experience.

02/25/2012 05:21 AM
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I can be manipulative, but I also think I have BPD (borderline personality disorder).
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