What is Personality disorder?

One patient told me he has an addictive personality.  Another told me she is borderline.  As a family physician, I find these labels of questionable value; as they do not help me understand the individual or help the individuals understand self.  I see individuals as being defined by a growing collection of perspectives.
I developed sciatica 2 years ago.  I have gained the perspective that the sciatica is a constant reminder for me to maintain a good posture, exercise and nutrition.  I watch my patients die.  I gained the perspective of impermanence of my life and preciousness of each moment.  With each perspective gained I change.  I am grateful for these perspectives and for those who shared them with me.

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher born in 544 b.c. said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
So If I am unhappy with things as is; perhaps, I need to change things or I need a new perspective.

I run a weekly “Getting unstuck” group.  Participants are invited to share their personal and authentic perspectives with each other.  As a participant I leave each session transformed.

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