A list of pathological PDA characteristics.
We are currently creating posts (in no particular order) sharing our understanding of these Pathologised PDA characteristics –
Those things we do to prevent or protect us from 'TOO MUCH' information and interference or love to do such as mimic and take on others characters.
We love a good performance! Ha!
From our personal lived experience as PDA'ers, how it is for us – from the inside out rather than the outside in.
PDA CHARACTERISTICS according to professionals:
"Obsessively resists and avoids ordinary demands
Lack of cooperation
Has difficulty complying unless carefully presented
Is driven by the need to be in control
Using age peers as mechanical aids, bossy and domineering
Tells other children how to behave
Finds everyday pressures intolerable
Mimics adult mannerisms and styles
Repetitive acting out roles
Shows little shame or embarrassment
Behaviour in public places
Embarrassing remarks in public
Good at getting around others
(Apparently manipulative behaviour)
Unaware of differences between self and authority figures
(Awareness of own identity)
Attempts to negotiate better terms with adults
If pressurised to do things, may have a ‘meltdown’
Mood changes rapidly
Knows what to do or say to upset specific people
(Difficulties with other people)
Blames or targets a particular person
Harassment of others
Blaming of others
Denies behaviour, even when caught red-handed
Fantasising, lying, cheating, stealing
Outrageous behaviour to get out of doing something
Socially Shocking Behaviour
Extreme emotional responses to small events
Inappropriate sociability (rapid, inexplicable changes from loving to aggression)
Social interaction has to be on his/her own terms
One-sided social approaches"
"Novelty, humour and flexility" (we respond well to)