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Theme page 35. Disturbances of personality as hindrance of the TSB

The important thing about treating the sense of balance is its timing. If children and teenagers could avoid the many hazards of the DSB their mental and physical development would be more favorable in many ways. They wouldn't have to develop different kinds of strategies to cope with major deficiencies or disorders in the body. In the long run, if not treated, they can change their personalities and makes it very difficult for them to understand the need for treating anything.

Perhaps the most common strategy is avoidance: anything that demands extra (or even little) effort or inconvenience is avoided because "it's boring; not my cup of tea; I'm busy, I've got something else to do;" etc. The results of this strategy can be seen e.g. in school reports with low marks; in unemployment statistics; in rooms and homes in a state of chaos; in overweight people's bodies with too little exercise; in lonely people's experiences with little or no contact with other people.

Another strategy is to cover  the unstable, weak personality or self-confidence with self-assertion: e.g. appearance, a deviant way of expression and behavior, recklessness, a clown or a commander-like behavior, a strong will of performance or to get to the center of attention. This kind of person often feels like being served but not serving others. In work places he/she is the one that isn't commanded, but is the commander. In personal relationships he/she is more likely the one that leaves but isn't left.  His /Her home may often be the stage for his/her arrogance where no one else is good enough for him/her. His/her love for comfort enables him/her to get more rights than share duties. He/She must be waited for but he/she can't stand waiting for others. As a flawless person he/she can't stand any criticism and never takes personal responsibility for his/her unwanted behavior or activity but accuses others of it.

Because the kind of person described above never regrets anything it's difficult to find anything that could make him/her start the treatment of the sense of balance. However, in difficult situations it may be worthwhile to ask him/her a question "Why does a sensible person like you act insensibly?" If he/she cares to listen to you may continue by saying e.g. the following: "Your action showed lack of consideration, not lack of understanding. Your brain must be too busy with some other things when you should consider what to do or say. It's possible to do something that will give your brain the time and energy to think before you do insensible things.

Any mental problems and disorders which have affected severely people's personality are likely to hinder the treatment of the sense of balance. The DSB and potential (long-term) medication may have affected nerve tissue so much that it cannot cure. Even if the cooperation succeeds to start they would require more instruction to maintain the TSB and a potential change in their way of life. Professional help and therapy is often necessary to solve problems with personal relationships and the control of life.   

The following chapter Theme page 36. The DSB, the TSB and professional helpers' challenges