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Histrionic personality disorder

Defense attorneys for Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State who is accused of molesting 10 boys, may argue that the man suffers from histrionic personality disorder. So what is it? Lovefraud readers sent links to articles that explain:

What is histrionic personality disorder? on CNN.com.

What is histrionic personality disorder? on Health.Yahoo.net.


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skylar says:

“tickle monster.
spaths always tell a lie with a grain of truth. monster= truth.
tickle =lie.
it’s a tell.”

OMG you are so right again. When I first met my ex-spath, I was sick and told him the details, not only of my mitral valve problem, but of the stress I was going thru and all these other nagging problems I had been experiencing.

When I asked him about his heath, he told me that at his recent check-up, everything was fine other than his triglycerides being high, something that struck me odd for somebody thin and not particularly old.

Then, when I can across strong evidence that he was HIV+, his comment made sense. Thus, per your observation, a grain of truth (high triglycerides) but not truthful about being HIV+…

That was the spaths favorite movie and her fav actress was Meryl Streep. How creepy and I never did watch the movie. Don’t know if I want to now.

The below is an article about what Matt Sandusky told the police.

It may be triggering. He is struggling with remembering what happened to him. He says he can’t remember any sex happening, but his running away and suicide attempt speak volumes.

I understand not remember everything. I still can’t, but I don’t worry about that anymore. You don’t have memory lapses over something that never happened.

Somebody pointed out to me, count your blessings, she remembers every detail and can’t forget anything.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12417694-nbc-exclusive-matt-sandusky-details-alleged-sex-abuse-by-his-father?lite

I also understand why Matt Sandusky testified that he had never been molested…

I also wonder if the “adoption” was to keep him quiet after he aged out of the age that was what Jerry wanted to abuse.

I can’t see the DA prosecuting him for perjury either…because I think his denial that he had been abused is what so many of us do. When the police man that I talked to about the beating and rape my P sperm donor did to me when he asked me if he had raped me, I denied it. I was ashamed. I can totally relate to what Matt did in his grand jury testimony.

I applaud him for coming forward when he did though. I think there are also probably many many more young men that may come forward, and probably many who will never come forward that were also molested.l

Charles “Jackie” Walls III molested over 1500 young men over a 20 year period while he was involved with boy scouts…and I have a feeling that Jerry Sandusky is right up there with Jackie. I think that Jerry Sandusky is one of the all time high molesters of young boys that will ever be prosecuted.

I am going to bet that his molesting has gone on for more than 40 years. I think he is one of the most evil and uncaring, monsters that has ever walked the face of the earth. I hope that more of the people who lied and helped him continue to molest young boys are also prosecuted and sent to prison.

About Dotty Sandusky, I don;’t really know what to think. She may have been trauma bonded to him to the point that she turned a knowing blind eye…but denial is no excuse either. Not any more than the wives of the guys who held Jaycee Dugard, or Ellizabeth Smart.

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