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Am i depressed?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 17, 2008
  • 02:59 AM

I am 17 years old and I absolutely hate everything that people make life out to be. I am happy and im not normally sad but im a huge cynic, i find faults in every person i meet, i dont really care what others think in general and am finding out that everyone is a fake in one way or another including me. Im not a cliche rebellious teenager who tries to break the rules just to not conform with what is set in front of them, but i dont see the point in rules. I follow most of them, but i have no problem breaking them when i want to. I dont sit around either, I am involved on my schools track and cross country team and am HIGHLY athletic, I also have a lot of friends in school who like me but I really wouldnt care one way or another if I never had to see them again. As for my life at home, I love both of my parents and they are more than what i could ever ask for, but i find that they are reluctant to see things other than what they have grown up to believe. One of these things is religion. My mom and Dad are both strongly religious while I am an atheist. Neither of them know i am an atheist and if they did find out it would probably cause a huge argument. As for school, I really dont care about it. People tell me I have to work at it but I dont get why i need things that i wont need later on. I am in a college level art course because that is what i am interested in, so my focus is in that instead of every other useless class. Another thing about me is that I love to argue for the sake of arguing and for what i believe in, i also am VERY sarcastic. Is this depression or is his just the way I am? it wouldnt really matter to me either way because i am content with myself but feel that the world means ALMOST nothing to despite the fact that i affect it with everything I do. Thanks for the help.

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  • In my opinion, no, you're not sufferring from clinical depression. If you had depression you'd lose interest in all activities and have trouble getting out of bed or thinking of any reason to do things or go on. Your personality aspects you describe sound like mild psychopathy. But its hard to tell, because you didn't mention if you have a strong temper or violent tendencies. If so, then you're probably psychopathic to some extent. Other signs would be a general lack of emotion, punctuated rarely by explosive outbursts, and an inability to identify with the weak or the victim in given situations. The ability to lie naturally and quickly is another sign, as is high ability with tools, weapons, sports, and verbal sparring. Though mythologized, psychopathic traits are actually common in the population. In my experience at least 25% of people are "mild" or functional psychopaths. Just don't start killing people (unless they try to kill you first!), and try to develop a more compassionate side, even if you have to go about it in a more logical intellectual way at first. Try to use your abilities for a good cause.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 09:28 PM
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  • thanks for the reply,I am pretty much all of those things you mentioned except Im not really that much of a violent person, but I have no problems witnessing violence. I also love stealing i dont know why but i dont do it a lot and only with small stuff from big businesses and like you said lying is a second nature to me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 10:55 PM
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