Yes, I get so tired, for example, reading laypeople characterize others as having narcissistic personality disordered, just to cite one pet peeve. Trends like this, where words like narcissist become popular bêtes noires, stigmatize mental illness and trivialize the challenges and obstacles faced by people with mental illness, including by that very small percentage of people who actually do suffer from narcissistic personality disorder.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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