About the Book
About the Author
Many of my readers write to me asking how to better help their spouse or partner who has OCPD. After writing my book on OCPD – 35 Underlying
Causes of OCPD, I jumped directly into researching everything that I could in
order to help these couples to find a way to grow together. I knew some of the steps that helped OCPD
couples because of my own experiences in growing and learning with my
OCPD/Aspie spouse, but I wanted to find a much more ‘big picture’ way to
approach and ‘cure’ or lessen OCPD tendencies.
While doing my research, I stumbled
across information on different types of monkeys and apes which explained the
various types of brains and levels of empathy, emotional maturity, and social
skills that are evident in society today.
There are three types of great apes that are said to relate to the
different types of personality disorders that are evident if you look at the
human race and normal human behaviors.
The concept is that theBonobo apes represent the humans who have traits and tendencies typical of
avoidant personality disorder and dependent personality disorder. The chimpanzees represent antisocial personality
disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder
and histrionic personality disorders.
The last subset of apes that fell on the chart are the orangutans, which
are largely representative of paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal personality
The purpose of looking at this link between human and
apes is that it is possible that the differences in human empathy, social
skills and personality are not so much ‘abnormal’ as they are simply slightly
more primitive and animalistic in nature… Essentially these personality traits
that we are classifying as ‘abnormal’ are actually somewhat normal ranges in
human behavior which depend on 2 things:
emotional maturity and our ability to meet our own basic human needs.
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