Is Body Integrity Identity Disorder as genuine in your mind Gender Identity Disorder?
Without a second thought I always find myself being very sympathetic to those dealing with Gender Identity Disorder. My reaction is automically understanding and supportive of the choices a person might have to make in order to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Another board I frequent sometimes attracts people living with Body Integrity Identity Disorder and want to have a limb amputated or their spinal cord severed in order to feel “whole”. I must admit that I have very little patience for those with BIID.
Do you see the two as largely the same? Do you have the same amount of sympathy/understanding for those living with either? In your mind is one more valid or genuine than the other?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.