Personality Disorders in Transgender People: 81.4%

The frequency of personality disorders was 81.4%. The most frequent personality disorder was narcissistic personality disorder (57.1%)

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10 thoughts on “Personality Disorders in Transgender People: 81.4%

  1. Absolutely checks out. My biological father was “trans” and during his divorce from my mom he underwent a psych eval and was diagnosed as narcissistic. This was in the 90s but I’ve always wondered if anyone tried testing for a link. Thank you for your blog. I’ve spent a lot of my life so far trying to make sense of what happened with my bio-f and wandered around from opinion to opinion, the gender critical view definitely makes the most sense.

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    • pathological narcissism is a common feature of autogynephiia..many trans widows are well aware of this. narcissists are dangerous and manipulative. they can do a lot of damage to those around them. i hope you and your Mum are doing okay.

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  2. OMG. I just discovered your blog. I’m in the UK and in exactly the same position. Not ‘allowed’ to feel as I do, let alone write it down anywhere, for fear of being deemed ‘transphobic’.
    My husband did the same a year ago, devastating and bewildering my kids and leaving me so hurt and angry.
    And only recently I wondered if he had PD (I’m a mental health professional); he has no empathy or interest in how the people left behind feel, and is currently spending large amounts of money I could really do with for my kids, on hair/clothes etc.
    I am so glad to have found this.
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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    • Welcome to the club Edith Morrissey. Your experience will sound very familiar to many trans widows. Trust your instincts. I wish you fortitude. One day, i hope more MHP’s, perhaps informed by their own experience like you, will offer understanding and the same care and respect for the women and children harmed by this as they do the transitioner. The mental health professionals ive come across are woefully ill-prepared to understand and deal with the complex and serious psychological harm done to loved ones by these men.

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  3. It is very risky generalizing about conclusions that are highly affected by social factors such as the study from Iran that you are quoting. The Iranian study that you have taken the figures from even cautions against generalizing from its’ findings when it says “Although social factors and cultural background affect GID, findings in one country could not be generalized to other countries without cautious considerations”. What are the results from more recent studies (ie last, say, 5 years) in liberal democracies? I wonder how the results in the Iranian study that you are quoting are skewed by cultural factors in that culture. The Iranian study mentions a Swedish study in 2004 having a significantly lower prevalence (ie 19.7%), 57.1% to 19.7% is a huge variation, but even the Swedish study is potentially skewed high by the comparatively poor awareness of GD/GID in 2004. Putting myself in the patient’s shoes, the act of seeking SRS in a highly authoritarian/religiously repressive regime would take either a lot of courage, or more likely extreme distress outweighing the risks from the regime. Of course, I don’t doubt that some transgender people do suffer from NPD, just like non-transgender people do, I am just extremely skeptical about how applicable that figure is outside the social conditions in which it was produced, the difference between the Iranian and Swedish figures demonstrates this, and see it as mischievous, at the very least, to extrapolate either figure to the general transgender population today.

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    • What risks are there from the regime? Iran accepts trans people as long as they’re same-sex attracted. In fact, gay people are strongly encouraged/forced to transition there. That so many gay people are being forced to transition in Iran makes me think that the prevalence of personality disorders in less homophobic, authoritarian cultures is even higher. Iran ropes normal gay people into their transitioning statistics, while the first world throws the door open to anyone with problems with past trauma, dissociation, and a drive for attention/worship from others. Certainly the most vocal first world trans activists are extremely belligerent, unempathetic, attention-seeking, and hateful.

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      • Sorry vulvapeople, I’m really struggling to understand your logic but if i get you right, this link : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory has a fairly comprehensive summary of the situation in different countries including Iran. You might notice the red crosses under everything except “Laws concerning gender identity/expression : Legal gender recognition in Iran is legal if accompanied by a medical intervention.”, which appears to back up one of the things you are saying, but those red crosses create a massive hurdle for someone experiencing GD/GID because of the risk of the individual being accused of those things, and it is that factor that is an example of what lies behind my caution, and although I don’t speak for the authors of the study, it seems to me to be the sort of thing that they refer to in their caution as “social factors and cultural background”. It’s why I simply don’t believe that the 81.4% headline figure is sound outside the specific circumstances of the study. Your observation about gay people being forced to transition in Iran, which I hadn’t heard of, would add force to my point because it’s another way in which the study diverges from the experiences in other countries. BTW I find the characteristics you mention “belligerent, unempathetic, attention-seeking, and hateful” are common to many people of all persuasions, IMO a lot of people don’t know how to respect disagreement, or indeed how to compromise to find the middle ground in debate.

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  4. From personal experience of being around a whole lot of transculty men pretending to be women on IRC, every single one of them was incredibly lacking in empathy and behaved like the piece of shit the whole universe revolves around. They all are incredibly narcissistic. I’m hoping to find my old logs because I think those would be very interesting to post or share sometime in the near future. They reveal a group of people who wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire and they had a full bladder.

    They’d be too busy worrying about their breasts or parents not covering chem treatments or other things that I saw them all ranting about.I’ve honestly never seen such a group of self-important people in all my decades and I don’t throw the term “narcissistic” around lightly.

    I’ll have to dig around for those logs and see how I can share them.

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  5. I would like to note that psychiatry is a religion that oppresses people based on behavior that is supposedly solely biological in origin, hence the orwellian term “Behavioral Health.” It was the profession of psychiatry that began the lie that unwanted, uncomfortable, or socially unacceptable thoughts and feelings are brain diseases that can only be fixed by (paternalistic) doctors. As you know, homosexuality was once a dread psychiatric disease, but then was dropped from the DSM (the shrink bible of weird human behavior.) The trans phenomenon is a creation of the profession of psychiatry and the opportunistic surgeons who are preying on troubled people. I have to disagree that trans folks have some kind of psychiatric brain disease. It IS about being self-obsessed and having revulsion toward one’s own body, but this is not a disease and doctors can’t cure it.

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