[Personality filter] She is driving me crazy!!!
February 12, 2013 10:34 AM Subscribe
Help me figure out what is going on with this person and feel some empathy.
posted by Sophie1 to health & fitness (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am in a support group where there is one participant who:
-Laughs nervously and very loudly and too long at things that are not funny
-Gets very quiet and hostile when anyone contradicts her
-Occasionally explodes in rage if she is challenged
-Refuses to participate in quiet meditation and passive-aggressively fidgets the entire time
-Is almost NEVER open to new ideas or suggestions
-Almost NEVER opens herself up to vulnerability
-Reports a lot of conflict with co-workers, family, etc.
-But is often self-denigrating in broad ways
Additionally, I'm afraid to confront her about the above issues because I don't want the messy negative reaction and feel like she will most likely bolt from the group, which is tempting but not the ethical solution.
I don't necessarily need/expect a diagnosis, I just feel like if I had some insight, I could better empathize with her but right now, I just wish she would go away and stop inhibiting the group!