I am close to a few. The stereotypes aren't at all fair in my opinion. They're not lunatic crazy or anything like that at all. I consider a couple of them the best people I have ever known. They truly are They have very beautiful hearts.
Do they take medication, may I ask?
The only experience I've had with someone bi-polar was incredibly bad and had a big impact on my personality as well as my life.
Growing up, my mom was in a relationship with them for about seven years of my life. My mom and them fought constantly. Verbally and physically. And both me and my mom went through emotional and physical abuse. I loved them very much and I still do although I'm no longer in contact with them, but I was a kid, love kinda came with the package.
I don't exactly know what the negative stereotypes are, but I see nothing positive about it.
I'm much the same way. I smoke on occasion and drink even less, but lately I've been extra wary since my moods have been getting a little more unstable. When I'm hypomanic life is AWESOME. When I'm manic? Ugh... talk about later regrets... Manic-depression? Now THAT'S a cruddy time. :frustrating:I have done two months of university coursework in two days.
I pass all of my courses with flying colors when I'm hypomanic.
I'm witty, charming, hilarious, I have a comeback for everything and I'm the life of the party.
Hypomania is what got me through high school.
There's a few positives.
Until it takes a rocky turn to full blown mania, that's the negative outcome.
I tend to experience psychotic breaks during manic episodes.
However, what goes up must come down to bipolar depression which is the total shit end of the stick.