“Some of us are just more of a maniac than others” -NA

I tend to analyze… then overanalyze… then just go overthinking things to the point at which the main concept or simple answer is lost in the chaos.

 

But… I do have a question which appears easy on the surface level, but… I might just be overthinking again…

 

 

What is normal?

 

 

My psychology classes have tried to educate me on every manner in which someone may be considered “abnormal”.

  • Intense rumination fixated on negative patterns of thinking
  • Episodes of unusual level of fixation on something, whether it be cleanliness/germ phobia or a professional goal
  • Positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions

 

 

But, what about if your symptoms of psychopathology lead to characteristics which are admirable in your environment?

  • Extreme intrinsic or extrinsic motivation
  • High energy
  • Fast speech
  • Numerous creative, racing thoughts
  • Highly analytical mind
  • Abnormally high IQ

 

 

When does “illness” become “genius”?

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s