I just do not know how to communicate with my fellow tenant who is Schizophrenic.
She seemingly intentionally will do things to aggravate me or our landlord. She refuses to listen when I try to talk to her as if she were just an average adult. She will disregard what our landlord tells her to do.
She will not respect my property or my strong directives.
I have repeatedly told her to not sit in my patio chair. She does so anyway.
She is very belligerent and obstinate and not only with my but also with my landlord.
She will be told to clean up her messes and not do so. My landlord has reprimanded her several times.
She thought that a panther would be in the front of the house and bears in the backyard even though we live in a city.
She, recently, sat right next to me and put her cell phone into my face and not for me to see a video or to listen to music. She got into my personal space as if she really needed to be close to someone.
If I tell her that she is speaking nonsense and that that is why I cannot speak with her, she blows up and yells at me.
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS SCHIZOPHRENIC, period.
Do Schizophrenics display these kinds of behaviors? Is obstinacy and belligerent behavior common for one who is Schizophrenic?
She will burst into song or laugh about something that is going on in her head.
How can I get along with a person who is defiant and disrespectful, manipulative, slick or cunning? I can barely be near her any more for fear that she will fly off the handle.
Any suggestions? Am I describing typical Schizophrenic behavior?