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Depends on the pattern of how this occurs -- the situation, consistency, and severity. If across situations, across different other people, and across different settings, this would indicate a personality trait. The person might be unaware of the social cues of others and draw attention to ideas that are interesting to them. Most people are interested in ...


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::: It seems like you're trying to get to the root cause as either organic or functional? Maybe a bit of both. They jury will forever be out thus we have the stress-diathesis model for comfort. Here is some interesting discussion on the norm-referencing in assessment of manic behavior such as hypersexuality and the implications of various factors like ...


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Passive-aggressive, hostile, officious? Their response is also biased, we may say we'll never do something.. it's still possible we will though given the right circumstances.


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That's great that you have this ability -- it's your "special power". I don't believe there is a special term for "intense preoccupations with narrow subjects", but such behavior is a common, but not necessary, feature of Asperger Syndrome or AD. AD does occur more often in men than women. According to this paper, prevalence in men is between 2-4X greater ...


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The accepted answer is correct, it is basically a matter of degree, plus some other things. Adding more details, refer to the following definition of Social Anxiety Disorder (previously known as Social Phobia) taken from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition: A. A persistent fear of one or more social or performance ...



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