I could not find a better analogy.
your analogy is completely flawed. Ask any mechanic; you cannot transpose components from one make of vehicle, into another. It can't be done, the car will simply not work. Car manufacturers do not make components that you can generalise and use in any car you want. Even something as basic as spark-plugs differs from car to car...
Well then, don't make one. It's not necessary....
Of course there are no 10% volvo 10% dacia 13% mercedes etc. but every human personality is made out of the 10 personality models and when somebody is made almost entirely of one personality model then it is called narcissist/histrionic/schizoid/avoidant etc. personality disorder. This is the reason why they were taken out of the DSM this year. Also, these personality disorders are all incurable, because they are not illnesses, it's simply the way that you are only with a lable put on it, like saying that you are white, black, hispanic.
Being white, black or Hispanic is a label, but these are identities, and clearly not a personality disorder.
Personality disorders need not be cured, but many can be - and are - managed through the careful prescription and administration of certain medicines, be they pharmaceutical, be they complementary.
No, they're hard to 'label' because they have not had a psychiatric evaluation, and therefore cannot be said to have either a mental illness, OR a personality disorder...
Almost no narcissist had a psichiatric evaluation and except you americans people do not go to the shrink if their cactus died lol.
Another liberal assumption. And quite a rude one at that, if I may say so....
Where do you get the impression that it's 'you americans'....? There are people on this forum from many countries and of different nationalities.
I for one, am a Scot.
In the courner of the world I am living in it costs about 1000$ to get diagnosed with this and 3000$ to become a licensed shrink with not a single hour spent at the collage and legaly diagnose myself lol. Why would any rational guy pay 1000$ (85% people here make 250$ a month) to get legally diagnosed with an incurable disease ?
As you have taken great pains to point out, incurable they may be. But as I have indicated , they can be managed, and controlled, and very successfully too, I may add....
It is a well known fact all personality disorders are incurable as I said above and that many shrinks pretend to be able to cure them and even prescribe medication, something that the big experts on narcissism are all complaining about.
Please give reliable statistics, references and credible links to support your statements (I have underlined in your quote). It is irresponsible to make such sweeping statements and expect them to go unchallenged. In addition to which, you cannot make such statements and NOT provide evidence to support them; the burden of proof is on you.
If you go through all the personality testing in the world, the answers you will get will be 10% than, 15% that, 22% that etc.
[quote but to begin dividing the population into different 'personality disorders is taking a huge leap and is extremely presumptuous.... ]
[/quote]I'm sure, backing it up with a link to verifiable data. Thanks....
......The dangers you think might come from this are only true for america, a country witch has commercials for antidepressants on tv lol.
There's nothing wrong with advertising certain drugs and remedies on TV. That's how you get the message through to people that help, if it is required, is at hand. Here in the UK, television regularly carries advertisements for analgesics, localised pain management, digestive medication, dental products and even incontinence.
Even in my corrupt eastern european country a shrink can prescribe medication only after at least half a year of consultations and they are very, very reluctant to do that.
That's a rather disparaging and damning description of the country you live in, not to mention a very dismissive term for someone who has worked and studied hard to qualify in a specific field of medicine....... Maybe they're reluctant because they realise pharmaceutical companies are corrupt and are only in it for the money, and they don't want to line the big fat-cats' pockets unnecessarily....
Also, few people accept taking them, people are more reluctant than shrinks to this and I am talking here about severe cases of depression. Medication for NPD over here is probably even legally impossible.
That's not a problem with either the drugs or the people then. That's a problem with the system.
Simply because this is the case, doesn't make it either commendable, or correct, I'm sure you'll agree.....