The Privileges of Sherman Colins Disorder

Wendy Aron
Aug 26, 2015 · 2 min read

One of the my very favorite things about having Sherman Colins Disorder is that it usually entitles you to at least two free sexual identity crises.

Before we get to that, let’s start with a simple list of the other benefits of my chronic illness:

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1) You are so beloved by nature that robins donate their broken eggs shells to your cause

2) You can insist on becoming the world’s first unknown spokesperson

3) Your obsessiveness may make you the FBI’s most valuable homicidal maniac tracker

4) Your sensitivity will ensure that you are the first person on Earth to realize that a catastrophic asteroid is about to hit

5) You may make the Guinness Book of World Records for getting in and out of a department store with everything you don’t need

6) You may lie well enough on an interview to become corporate America’s first honest publicist

7) Your idealism may propel so many politicians into office that a Museum of Extortion and Bribery is built in Washington D.C. in your honor

8) You will never run out of enthusiasm for ingenious business ideas that prompt family members to wonder where they went wrong

9) You’re such a great list maker, you will be asked by God to maintain the sign- in sheet for Heaven

10) A psychiatrist may mistake you for a genius…

which brings me back to SEX with Psychiatrists:

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