View Poll Results: When you realize you are debating someone who may be mentally ill, you

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  • Keep going

    1 5.88%
  • Pull back

    5 29.41%
  • See if you can trigger a meltdown

    3 17.65%
  • Check to see if they're okay

    1 5.88%
  • Ask Captain Courtesy to see if they're okay

    2 11.76%
  • Other

    5 29.41%
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Thread: Mental Illness

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    Re: Mental Illness

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Always make your poll results public, so you don't have to wonder who voted for what. So far, I'm the only one in the "trigger the meltdown" camp and that largely depends if I have a reason to like the person or not.
    nah Im there too! its just I picked other because like I said ive done many of them.
    but like you it depends on the poster. "liking" them or not really doesnt factor but KNOWING howw they are on this board does, theres a handful of extreme righties on here I love to poke at and watch them melt about 2 extreme lefties and one lib that i am quit entertained by watching them talk endless circles and ignore truths LOL

    I personally dont/cant get emotional on these boards besides humor because, well, . . . . because they are message boards lol

    Some people you can stir their pot with logic and I can just tell they are punching thier keyboard or kicking thier cat LMAO
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    Re: Mental Illness

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    I consciously fought the accent and the Minnesota nice all my life. I can't stand it!!

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    Re: Mental Illness

    I'm usually not aggressive when conveying my opinions. I feel it does little in a debate. Persons are rarely swayed from their stanch beliefs. I generally state my opinion the best I can and let readers come to their own conclusions.

    Pressing my opinion to entice reaction serves little purpose as far as I am concerned. Agitating persons for a response give me no enjoyment.

    I feel some people just cannot accept that others do not share the same opinion as themselves and try and beat a point across. I feel this approach does little good and often times only enforces peoples reluctance to view things in a different light.

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    Re: Mental Illness

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    No, not at all. I'm saying that sometimes we treat people with kid gloves when they don't want or need to be treated that way. Like an ignorant lady who speaks slowly to the guy with down syndrome bagging her groceries. We worry about their mental state so we treat them like an uncooked egg, which may not be as helpful as we think.
    I agree with you. And your above comment, that's certain not minimizing their mental disability and recognizing there are persons underneath their mental disability (disorder, illness).

    I think that it's obvious that functionality is different with different mental disabilities. And people who have mental disabilities, like normal (relative term), aren't made from the same cookie cutter. People cope and react differently to their respective disability (disorder, illness).

    I think that it is more appropriate to treat them more like peers without disabilities (as much as possible).

    I believe that they respond and even thrive better when being treated with the same respect and consideration as peers (as much as possible).

    Short term disorders. Everybody copes differently. Restoring to a healthy state - it's a process and not an event.

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    Re: Mental Illness

    I don't back off. The only time I will stop responding is if I realize I'm just wasting my time. If someone is so screwed up that they can't handle rational debate, they probably shouldn't be here in the first place.
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    Re: Mental Illness

    I do any one of the first three options, depending on my mood.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Mental Illness

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Some people you can stir their pot with logic and I can just tell they are punching thier keyboard or kicking thier cat LMAO
    That is the truth.

    I just report it to the mods and let it go. No use getting all hot and bothered over internet stuff.
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