This is a great piece of info. I used to think that being open with my diagnosis would help detract from the stigma surrounding it, but now I don't. You're right, if people don't like who I am, sharing a diagnosis won't make them like me any more. I've found that a few "friends" have suddenly noticed that they have PTSD when I disclose. Not that they have trauma or symptoms, but they just want to join in the "fun".If they’re not okay with those behaviors to begin with? They’re not going to magically become okay with them, now that they know their source.
I was of the understanding that people who have criteria A trauma don't want to disclose. I can't remember where I read that, I'll have to do a search. I seem to remember that it was a symptom of PTSD. I'll look it up and get back.