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Yes I am more withdrawn and don't like communciating with people as much, in fact sometimes I don't feel the need at all to communicate at all, basically stuck. Can't be bothered to talk, I don't want to talk.
 
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I voted no...I don't think my personality has changed b/c of the dp. My behaviour and outlook on things may have changed slightly, but the way I am? No, I can't see it.
 

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I don't know. I've had it since I was very young, so I can't say that it's altered my personality or if I've simply grown.
 

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yes. Now I have to qualify that! (although I strongly believe this)
For example previously I was sensitive and expressive now Iam distinctly neither. Because Iam no longer sensitive Iam more assertive about my own needs in everyday life. Wheras once I would never have 'rocked the boat' because I had it all thought through and experienced others input so strongly I now give it no more than an analytical consideration. As for being expressive I just dont feel the same need to communicate or get my point across...
 

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Lets just say... I used to have friends... I don't anymore.

Except beer.
 

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Good question I really want to post a discussion about this topic. I feel that there are two parts to me, the core me of who I once was and then this other person who is completely manifested at moment. And this other person ain't pretty or fun. I have become very isolated and barely talk to others at all, everything goes on around me. I have become anxious and panicky and withdrawn. I find it very difficult in social situations and abhor talking to people. I have also become very angry/ scared/ sad. While out i'm scared, at home I can be a monster to those closest to me :cry: i know why its because i am frustrated. Anyway, in brief i think have changed alot...
 
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i used to be "normal" ...funny...sociable... popular... athletic... friendly... living life like a normal kid

my life is now practically about my mental health, i barely have any friends, the way i look at the world is completely twisted, i cant do anything, all i do is pray, eat, exercise, and mostly trying to get my mind off of living hell.
 
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My personality has changed a great deal since dp..I use to be out going, out spoken, fun to be around..Now I dont go anywhere, and dont know what to say to anyone...Only when my mind leaves my problem. Do I feel a little like me again...But my personality is so much different after almost 3 years of dp I am not for sure I remember who I was before...
 
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Great Poll! Yes, my personality has definitely changed.

I used to be withdrawn and shy. I remember a year that I didn't talk to anyone, didn't say a word. But now, I talk to anybody and say anything. It's no blessing. It's as if I speak my thoughts without control. I push people away. I am anxious, nervous, and lacking in self-esteem. Which I was b/4, but to the extreme. I could isolate very easily, in fact I do in some ways, but who really can isolate themselves with kids? I've become obessive and forgetful. It's getting worse as the years go by.

I wonder sometimes who I really am. Sad isn't it? :cry:

Rhama wrote, "I feel that there are two parts to me, the core me of who I once was and then this other person who is completely manifested at moment." I defenitley empathize!
 
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I used to be an adventurer and social, but now I just sit in my apartment, don't work, and only eat potatoes in order to make my saved money last as long as possible. This fall I've gone as long as two or three weeks without human contact.
 

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i wouldn't say my derealization has changed my personality. i guess i'm a bit more anxious than i used to be...that's about it, though.
 
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