She doesn't envy anyone
I think she envies Misato, for being the grownup and having "won" Kaji's affections.
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She doesn't envy anyone
NemZ wrote:Eh... I don't know Bags. There's enough overlap between them that I don't think it really matters, and when one wears a mask so comfortably it's hard to tell where it stops and the 'real you' starts... much less convincing others which is which. At some point you have to admit that if someone acts a certain way then they are that way, no matter what rationalizations they might have to tell themselves it's all just for show.
I have NO idea what makes you think Gendo ticks off those traits though. He has a grand plan and the terrible will to see it happen, but it isn't self-aggrandizing in nature. Rather it's hollow and desperate, the actions of a man who feels he has nothing left to lose. I honestly wonder if there is anything so degrading he wouldn't do it if he thought it would advance his goal.
Chuckman wrote:His master plan fails and he's killed by a beautiful woman whose affections he spurned because he has no agency without Yui.
NemZ wrote:Maybe what it boils down to is the fact that I feel everything Asuka does is ultimately about herself, while everything Gendo does is for someone else. I honestly do think Gendo would be satisfied with the attempt even if it meant being rejected utterly if it's successful, because deep down he knows he doesn't deserve Yui now... and probably never did.
Dependent Personality Disorder
Dependent personality disorder is a psychiatric condition marked by an overreliance on other people to meet one’s emotional and physical needs.
Personality traits are enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about one's environment and oneself that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts. Only when personality traits are inflexible, maladaptive, and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are they considered personality disorders. The essential feature of a personality disorder is a continuing pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates noticeably from the expectations of the individual's culture and is manifested in at least two of the following areas: cognition/thinking, affectivity/emotional expression, interpersonal functioning, or impulse control.
This persistent pattern is inflexible and pervasive across a broad range of personal and social situations, and leads to clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern is stable and of long duration, which means its onset can be traced back to at least adolescence or early adulthood. This pattern is not better accounted for as a manifestation or consequence of another mental disorder and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (such as drug abuse, medication, exposure to a toxin) or a general medical condition (such as head trauma).
Dependent personality disorder is described as a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behavior as well as fears of separation. This pattern begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts. The dependent and submissive behaviors are designed to elicit caregiving and arise from a self-perception of being unable to function adequately without the help of others.
Individuals with dependent personality disorder have great difficulty making everyday decisions (such as what shirt to wear or whether to carry an umbrella) without an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others. These individuals tend to be passive and allow other people (often a single other person) to take the initiative and assume responsibility for most major areas of their lives. Adults with this disorder typically depend on a parent or spouse to decide where they should live, what kind of job they should have, and which neighbors to befriend. Adolescents with this disorder may allow their parent(s) to decide what they should wear, with whom they should associate, how they should spend their free time, and what school or college they should attend.
This need for others to assume responsibility goes beyond age-appropriate and situation-appropriate requests for assistance from others (such as the specific needs of children, elderly persons, and handicapped persons). Because they fear losing support or approval, individuals with dependent personality disorder often have difficulty expressing disagreement with other people, especially those on whom they are dependent. These individuals feel so unable to function alone that they will agree with things that they feel are wrong rather than risk losing the help of those to whom they look for guidance. Individuals with this disorder have difficulty initiating projects or doing things independently.
They may go to extreme lengths to obtain nurturance and support from others, even to the point of volunteering for unpleasant tasks if such behavior will bring the care that they need. Individuals with this disorder feel uncomfortable or helpless when alone, because of their exaggerated fears of being unable to care for themselves. When a close relationship ends (such as a breakup with a lover or the death of a caregiver), individuals with dependent personality disorder may urgently seek another relationship to provide the care and support they need. They are often preoccupied with fears of being left to care for themselves.
People with this disorder do not trust their own ability to make decisions and feel that others have better ideas. They may be devastated by separation and loss, and they may go to great lengths, even suffering abuse, to stay in a relationship. They may tend to belittle their abilities and frequently refer to themselves as "stupid." Other symptoms include:
Difficulty making decisions without reassurance from others
Problems expressing disagreements with others
Avoiding personal responsibility
Avoiding being alone
Devastation or helplessness when relationships end
Unable to meet ordinary demands of life
Preoccupied with fears of being abandoned
Easily hurt by criticism or disapproval
Willingness to tolerate mistreatment and abuse from others
Complications of this disorder may include depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and susceptibility to physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
The cause of this disorder is not known. The disorder usually appears in early adulthood. Individuals who experienced chronic physical illness or separation anxiety disorder in childhood or adolescence may be at higher risk of developing dependent personality disorder.
The estimated prevalence of this disorder in the general population is less than 1%. More women than men have been found to have dependent personality disorder.
Psychotherapy is the preferred form of treatment for people with dependent personality disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive, the beliefs that underlie such thinking, and resolving symptoms or traits that are characteristic of the disorder—such as the inability to make important life decisions or the inability to initiate relationships. Improvements are usually seen only with long-term therapy or treatment.
Medication may be helpful to treat any other underlying conditions. Certain types of drugs, such as antidepressants, sedatives, and tranquilizers are often prescribed for patients with dependent personality disorder to treat co-occurring conditions.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Many of us struggle with shyness, but approximately 2 percent of the population suffer from avoidant personality disorder. Extreme shyness and fear of rejection make it difficult for them to interact socially and professionally.
Personality disorders are long-lived patterns of behavior that cause problems with work and relationships. Avoidant personality disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by a lifelong pattern of extreme social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection. People with avoidant personality disorder may avoid work activities or decline job offers because of fears of criticism or disappointment from others. They may be inhibited in social situations as a result of low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy. Additionally, they may be preoccupied with their own shortcomings and form relationships with others only if they think they will not be rejected. Loss and rejection are so painful to these individuals that they will choose loneliness rather than risk trying to connect with others. About 2 percent of the population, equally divided between the sexes, have this disorder.
Some common signs of avoidant personality disorder include:
Easily hurt by criticism or disapproval
Has no close friends
Reluctant to become involved with people
Avoids activities or occupations that involve contact with others
Shy in social situations out of fear of doing something wrong
Exaggerates potential difficulties
Shows excessive restraint in intimate relationships
Feels socially inept, inferior, or unappealing to other people
Unwilling to take risks or try new things because they may prove embarassing
The cause of avoidant personality disorder is unknown. Genetics or environmental factors, such as rejection by a parent or peers, may play a role in the development of the condition.
The avoidant behavior typically starts in infancy or early childhood with shyness, isolation, and avoidance of strangers or new places. Most people who are shy in their early years tend to grow out of this behavior, but those who develop avoidant personality disorder become increasingly timid as they enter adolescence and adulthood.
Antidepressant medications can often reduce sensitivity to rejection. Psychotherapy, particularly cognitive/behavioral approaches, may be helpful. A combination of medication and talk therapy may be more effective than either treatment alone.
People with this disorder may have some ability to relate to others, and this can be improved with treatment. Without treatment, those with avoidant personality disorder may become resigned to a life of near or total isolation. They may go on to develop a second psychiatric disorder such as substance abuse or a mood disorder such as depression. It is important to get help from a health-care provider or a psychiatrist if shyness or fear of rejection overwhelm one's ability to function in life and form relationships.
viperzero wrote:Woot! I definitely think he does have some avpd that's why he's so miserable because it makes his dpd more difficult. As for the house broken male thing, I dont mean that he did house who. I might be miss remembering, but didn't give up and just do as he was told before that. I'm thinking maybe the trip to okinawa but maybe not or maybe he didn't feel like going which is fine, I get that.
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