borderline schizophrenia

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Noun1.borderline schizophrenia - schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
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Selin should understand straight off that Latif is suffering from borderline schizophrenia when he's talking to thin air, but somehow she chooses to believe that he's a good guy and Mansur does indeed exist and is not entirely a figment of the man's imagination.
I'd agree with Kort that you might need to be gifted with a rich imagination rather than borderline schizophrenia to think up images such as Der moralische Kulturguetertransport (The Moralistic Cultural Commodities Transport), 1961, in which a skeleton horse pulls a carriage filled with a Moomin-like figure playing a violin, a smiling tuxedoed coachman, and a medley of birds, animals, and insects, all traveling under the canopy of an exuberant rainbow sheltering the entire scene from the dark night sky beyond.
From Garofalo's borderline schizophrenia to Wes Studi's mundane philosophical pep talks (he plays a clueless mentor inaccurately dubbed the Sphinx) to Stiller's priceless loss of confidence when he realizes that there's really nothing super about him at all, the group's sense of the ridiculous rarely strays off target.

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