What is a personal experience you have with a mental disorder?

Not sure if this counts, but I had a coworker who had some sort of mental disorder. He would tell me all the time that he was retarded, and he was very awkward, so I think he at least had Asperger's, but I'm not sure if that's considered a mental disorder or what.

We worked the night shift together at a fast food place in the middle of nowhere (why we stayed open all night, I couldn't tell you) but because the store would be dead the whole night, the boss only scheduled three of us every night: the customer service person, the kitchen person, and the manager to do maintenance. I was the customer service person, and this guy was in the kitchen.

He was so creepy. He was a 43 year old man, and I, an 18 year old girl. He was really bad at his job, but liked to blame mistakes on anyone else. He lectured me often on how to do my job, but did not know how to do it. I knew he was a little slow, so I stayed civil to him, but stayed away, especially when he got angry. He was really big and tall, and I was very small. I knew it was time to quit my job when he came up to talk and told me what he really thought of me.

He said he thought I was very attractive and would definitely date me and do other things, but I was not tall enough for him. I reminded him that he's 25 years older than me, and he replied that he likes to date girls ages 16-19. Also, he told me the next day that he summons witches at night and he could use one to kill my manager. He got frustrated one night and yelled that he was going to kill himself and ran to the back of the store and disappeared behind the shelf with a kitchen tool. I ran back to find him just to see him casually standing in the back, asking me how my day was going. He didn't look angry anymore.

I felt like complaining to management would ruin his life because he had almost nothing. He had a father living with him who used the guy's money for his alcohol addiction. I ended up quitting the job because he was just scared me. I knew he was on medication for a couple mental disorders, because he also had depression, but I wonder if it was some kind of personality disorder.

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