Smurf wrote:Richard said that one time "Thought he was just a jerk." So, now the question in my mind is, Is Mr. Youell a nice guy who has this disorder which in some fashion contributed to behavior which led people to assume he was a jerk, or is Mr. Youell a jerk who has this disorder which only amplified what was already there?
It is both. Or neither. Or yes but only half the time. Who knows?
It is impossible to tell, and it makes little difference. When he's a jerk, he is a jerk. When he's not, he is not.
Both stages are basically self-contained, like different persons. Steve said before that there has to be some responsibility, and yes of course - it is great if one can make him take responsibility for stage A, during
stage A. But once he's in stage B, it is pointless to take it further. It's a different person then.
Those who knew Youell in his early teens can tell you what the baseline is. He's the same person now as then, and any deviation from that would be the illness.