Re: Jim's Schizoid diagnoses
Posted by Larry Jordan on May 14, 2013, 6:10 pm, in reply to "Jim's Schizoid diagnoses"
Edited by board administrator May 14, 2013, 6:11 pm
Let's be careful not to put too fine of a point on it. What you are referencing is a quote I have in my book from Bea Terry saying a couple of friends of Jim's -- who knew he had consulted a therapist -- thought he was "schizoid." But I think that term was loosely used by the mutual friends, and was not necessarily an official clinical diagnosis. |
It's certainly true Jim was a conflicted man, whose personal behavior did not always match his professed ideals. We see that a lot in public figures even today. The difference, I think, is that Reeves had a conscience and this disparity troubled him deeply.
There is ample evidence that Jim Reeves compartmentalized his life and was very secretive about many of his activities, such that friends who thought they knew him well later realized they didn't know him quite as well as they thought they did.