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  1. Quite a contrast! It seems neurotics are have quite a character building theme going on. Yet suffer for their potential being fully realized if they suffer adversity. And the disordered are completely blinded by any cause and effect concept here. How disturbing to have no conscience. Its as if A never met B and made C.

  2. What about people who ARE perturbed by adversity but blame everybody else for it (rather than themselves), even when it’s clearly the result of their choices and behavior? Is that neurosis or character disorder?

  3. I imagine a character disordered person can also be neurotic making an assessment far more difficult to make. I dated someone who ocscillated between very deflated self imagery and grandiosity, admitted remorselessness and deep guilt, and what appeared to circumstantial extremes of conscientiousness. It’s this typical even of an abusive personality? Egregious offensive acts against others followed by extraordinary remorse, sometimes devastating remorse that may even inspire suicidal behaviors or ideation. What’s the difference?

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