Sunday, November 24, 2013

Diagnosing politicians

Okay guys-people writing stuff on the internet

You know something people really shouldn't do? Something that is done too frequently on the internet?
People shouldn't "diagnose" a politician. Especially if their diagnosis is connected to their dislike of that politician.
Don't refer to so-and-so's "autism", or "aspergers", or to his being a "sociopath" or having narcissistic personality disorder.

With few exceptions, most of the people saying those things probably don't know enough about such conditions to make even an intelligent guess as to who has them.
This only leads to further misconceptions about those conditions. The people who really are or could be diagnosed with such things don't need us to further perpetrate misunderstandings of such things.

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