ow I helped someone with what I recognized about OJ was this: I’d formerly discussed with a friend of mine (who I’ll call “Jim”), all of the hyperthymic people in his social circle, some of them pretty extreme.  When that workers comp agent left that conversation concerning hyperthymic personalities, with a shocked perturbed expression on his face as if both he was amazed that I’m this familiar with the subject and he finds it troubling, I thought, “Boy, would I love to introduce him to Jim and his social circle!”  Just after OJ’s murders, I told Jim all of the above about OJ that I knew at that time.  Jim then said that he doesn’t know whether I’m right or wrong about OJ, and then told me about Nicole’s oblivious promiscuous adultery, which I immediately recognized as the textbook chaotic lifestyle, though I didn’t tell Jim then, since I wasn’t sure.  The next week, I showed him that textbook of abnormal psychology, Understanding Abnormal Behavior by David Derald and Stanley Sue, that used the Portrait of Dr. Gachet as an illustration of what the depression of bipolar disorder looks like.  I also showed Jim a statement in that same book about how many American kids suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, “ADHD is relatively common.  Estimates of its prevalence range from 5 to 10 percent, with boys four times as likely to receive this diagnosis,” and I said that this is yet another rate of prevalence of a psychiatric disorder that couldn’t possibly be only natural.  He responded to that by saying that his girlfriend’s adult son (who I’ll call “John”) was, as a child, diagnosed as hyperactive and given Ritalin.  Jim thought that this was responsible for John’s current strange behaviors, which clearly struck Jim as biologically based.

He described these behaviors as that John keeps living his life in a messed-up way, and just won’t stop.  Jim went on to say that as if that wasn’t bad enough, John also suffers from panic attacks and bipolar disorder.  As soon as I heard “bipolar disorder,” I knew that that’s what must be causing his behavior problems, in that a persistent messed-up life is a chaotic lifestyle.  Therefore, the question that I then asked was, “Has anybody ever tried to talk him out of it?”  Yes, Jim said, even a psychologist tried to talk him out of it, but all that he would do is obsess about himself.  Self-obsession is exactly what one would expect in connection with behavior resulting from a hyperthymic temperament, so I knew that I was right.  Since this was obviously such an important question for all those involved, I thought that I’d better wait for corroboration before I told Jim of my conclusion.  At that instant my tone of voice suddenly changed to, “Boy, have I ever got this guy figured out.”  So Jim continued to tell me of John’s chaotic lifestyle, including his tendency to hang out with drug aficionados who’d make him look good by comparison, and who I immediately began referring to as “the druggies,” a name that Jim took to with relish.  Then, after chaotic detail after chaotic detail, he told me of something that John did that could be described as an “optimistic delusion,” and that was my corroboration.  I then told Jim that optimistic delusions are a sign that John’s problem results from his bipolar disorder, and Jim started smiling and nodding his head enthusiastically, as if he’d thought the same thing.  I then went on to say that John’s entire behavior pattern is of the sort that’s known as a chaotic lifestyle, and that the textbook chaotic lifestyle is what he told me last week that Nicole Brown-Simpson did.

Boy, did that ever make him enthusiastically pleased, since he’s a black guy who has a cosmopolitan approval of inter-racial marriages, and his current girlfriend was white.  He responded as if someone in his hyperthymic social circle described the exact same thing happening to him or someone he knew, so Jim could see that I was right about Nicole, OJ, and John.  I also got the distinct impression that Jim could see where the question “Has anybody ever tried to talk him out of it?” came from.  Jim was thrilled that what he thought was racism on the part of Nicole, was actually a sign of what they had in common, that I as a white woman recognized this, and that through this he finally got his answer about John.  Soon after, I showed Jim a card like the one I sent Eunice, and the form letter I got, and he said he felt 90% sure that the idea for the hearts came from my card.  In a few weeks, he was acting as if he and his girlfriend told John what I’d concluded about him, and he reacted as if Nicole was his soulmate, his kindred spirit, and as if boy was it ever astounding that I was able to figure all this out without even having to think about it, more flashes of insight that felt like jutting out into the infinite.  Later on, I could just imagine Jim, with his girlfriend and John, telling his psychiatrist about our short discussion about John, with most of it being redundant details about the chaos, and the psychiatrist thinking about Jim and I, “Boy, could those two ever read each other!”  I could also imagine he and his girlfriend telling their friend who has the experience with the chaotic lifestyle, about what I told Jim, and this friend giving John a dressing-down.  Considering that Jim can at times talk him out of things, he just might be talked into taking this seriously and getting his demonstrably pathological behaviors under control, especially since he couldn’t say that I’m just trying to control and inhibit him, since what I was obviously trying to do was to make sure about my conclusion before I said anything.  Also, whenever something comes on the news about Christine Prody, I can just imagine Jim hearing about this, nodding his head, and thinking, “Yeah, it figures.”

If chaos such as that of druggies seems cool to that guy, then, hey...


 
 

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