So really then, it is only a disease when people's needs ain't being met.
So, like I said:
No, it means, well, that it's interfering with your life enough that it requires treatment as opposed to just being quirky.
Hell, that's even the official, standard definition of mental disorder. ("and the disturbance must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.") A given traits is only considered a disorder for diagnosis purposes if it's causing you or people around you enough grief/issues that you can't function without it being treated.
Even if you're utterly weird, if you're getting along fine in life anyway no worse than the rest of us, then you don't have a disorder. (Or, rather, to be technical, even if you do have what would otherwise match a disorder, it's irrelevant, as you don't require treatment.)
edited 22nd May '11 11:42:41 AM by Jeysie