When an ACON tells you she's an ACON she is telling you that she was a child raised in a dynamic that was unconscionable, and unforgivable. She is saying I am the adult that was a child and this is what is left over after an upbringing by and around an insane parent or sibling that crowded us out of all the things normal kids take for granted. She is saying I lived in a house where one person was allowed to dictate to the rest of the house what the mood for the day was and that this person set the tone for all the other inhabitants of the house.
If a writer talks about being personality disordered she is not telling you she is harmless or has been cured, because there is no cure for personality disorders. She is telling you she came from a chaotic household and the chaos was caused by her. If she perceived things as stressful, she was the kid who locked herself in the closet, and cut her arms with a razor blade. She was the kid who threw dinner against the wall because she didn't like what was being served. She was the kid that was so crazy that her parents spent thousands of dollars to get her enough face time with a psychiatrist to be declared personality disordered. She was the kid who kept her family in chaos. She was the kid who held every one in her family emotional hostage for months and years at a time. NO amount of revisionist history will change that. And when she grows up and discovers being personality disordered is nothing to brag about, it is too late to go back on what you have been telling others. You were the crazy one. So crazy it took you your whole life to understand the people you trampled underfoot had the same rights and feelings that were so sacred to you.
Too little, too late. By then the child is grown, the dream is gone.
From now on when a crazy person tells me they are crazy I will take them at their word. Because when a person tells you they are personality disordered, that's exactly what they are telling you. Dress it as you will you are still putting lipstick on a pig.
People who are willfully obtuse to why we the children of the disordered get pissed off over everybody jumping on the ACON wagon, Are the same people who dress up like soldiers to get free beer and food on veterans day.