I'd like to have some quotes/situations from the show for your arguments. I agree, she has Daddy-Issues and she may be egoistic. But why blame her for Ted or Barney breaking up with their girlfriends? That was their decision, wasn't it? And why a Personality Disorder?
I mean, if you don't like her, it's okay but I'd like some evidence for this.
I've provided examples. You know the phrase "It takes two to tango" and you're absolutely right: in the end, it was Ted who was in the relationship with Victoria to screw up, not Ted and Robin in the relationship, which means that if anyone's actions will ultimately decide the fate of the relationship, it would either be Ted or Victoria. However you have to admit that Robin was a really strong influence in the matter. She was very well aware of the affect she had on such a softie like Ted, but those things didn't really matter to her when she does things like call people up in the middle of the night just to have company, or stop him from making that one "fatal" move inward for the kiss. That would be the same with Barney, when they were in that cab. And let's not forget how tragically far "downhill" they went when THEY were together, with Barney's eating and Robin's ratty appearance. Even though it was made up to be really hilarious, the way Robin is attracted to men who can fight is in reality very much a "backwards" way to be (again, in real life).
I'll retract my statement about there being a "confirmed personality disorder" of any type, because saying "confirmed" means that I would perhaps have some professional insight, AND, saying "disorder" means that the aspects of her personality which would make her "borderline" or "histrionic" are so prevalent that it interferes with her ability to lead a healthy life, and that's not actually the case. She is employed, she can maintain friendships (such as they are), etc. Even though people with Personality Disorders do tend to be high-functioning anyway, the level at which it's decided that it's truly CLINICAL is an entirely different thing....
So, very good, you have persuaded me to re-evaluate and redefine my point, which is the heart of good discussion! I'll revise by saying that she has strong aspects of histrionic and "borderline" personalities in her life. It's still true that I don't really like Robin but I would have to emphasize that the only aspect of my not liking Robin is when she's in that "interference" role with Ted or Barney! Otherwise it's fine...
You know, it's for this very reason that one of my favorite episodes is "The Best Burger in New York"? :-) It's because it's one of very few episodes where nobody's whining about their relationship problems, and no one is showing their selfishness about it above another person's own emotional needs. LOL
I respect your reply to my post, Sheena Lynn