Ten Personality Disorders
Here is a list of ten personality disorders.
Here is a list of ten personality disorders.
CLUSTER A PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Sufferers of Schizoid Personality Disorder are often seen as cold and detached because of the lack of emotion or by a limited range of emotion. They are indifferent to praise and often have a lack of close relationships. They often experience a low sex drive as well as social isolation. SPD is a Cluster A personality disorder.
Sufferers of Schizotypal Personality Disorder are often seen as odd or awkward. They experience odd speech that may be vague or rambling and often have a limited range of emotion or have inappropriate emotional responses. The discomfort in social situations often leads to social isolation and a lack of close friends. The sufferers often have strange or unusual beliefs or delusions and behave in a way that is equally strange and unusual. ScPD is a Cluster A personality disorder.
Sufferers of Paranoid Personality Disorder are often seen as uncomfortable. They experience paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others. There are five subtypes. Obdurate PPD with compulsive tendencies, Insular PPD with avoidant tendencies, Querulous PPD with negativistic tendencies, Malignant PPD with sadistic tendencies, and Fanatic PPD with narcissistic tendencies. PPD is a Cluster A personality disorder
CLUSTER B PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Sufferers of Narcissistic Personality Disorder are often seen as arrogant. They are callous and possess unemotional traits, as well as grandiosity. They have an excessive need for admiration and because of this, they generally have a lack of close friends. They can be very manipulative. There are two major types: Body-oriented Somatic Narcissists and personality-oriented Cerebral Narcissists. There are four minor subtypes: Overt, Covert, Seductive, and Vindictive Narcissists. NPD is a Cluster B personality disorder.
Sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder are often seen as impulsive. They experience mood swings that generally alternate between anger and joy. They have self-destructive tendencies and are likely to self-harm. They often have a lack of close friends due to social isolation and because of their antisocial behaviour. They tend to be hostile and highly irritable. There are four BPD subtypes: Discouraged BPD with submissive tendencies, Petulant BPD with defiant tendencies, Impulsive BPD with capricious tendencies, and Self-Destructive BPD with intropunitive tendencies. BPD is a Cluster B personality disorder.
Sufferers of Antisocial Personality Disorder are often seen as discontent. They experience mood swings, anger, anxiety, depression, and shamelessness. They generally lack close relationships with people due to a lack of guilt. Sufferers also experience grandiosity and a distorted self-image. Lowered activity in the prefrontal cortex may explain their poor decision making skills and antisocial behavior. Sufferers usually have a history of conduct disorder. They can be manipulative. APD is a Cluster B personality disorder.
Sufferers of Histrionic Personality Disorder are often seen as exhausting. These people are preoccupied with their appearance, speak dramatically, and seek to be the center of attention. Their behaviour may be provocative, sexual, and suggestive. They consider relationships closer than they are and are easily manipulated. They might experience depression, anxiety, and rapid shifts in emotion. HPD is a Cluster B personality disorder.
CLUSTER C PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Sufferers of Avoidant Personality Disorder are often seen as cowardly. They are often anxious and are socially isolated. They want close relationships but they do not generally pursue them. They may experience depression and a lack of confidence because of their inferiority complex. They do not respond well to negative feedback. AVPD is a Cluster C personality disorder.
Sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder are often seen as compulsive. These people are obsessed with perfectionism and a strict adherence to a moral and ethical code of conduct. With a strong desire for orderliness, these people also obsess for control. Their inflexibility makes them hard to negotiate and compromise with. Because of their continuous planning, they are surprisingly inefficient due to never finishing a task. They might suffer from great anxiety. OCPD is a Cluster C personality disorder.
Sufferers of Dependent Personality Disorder are often seen as clingy. Because of their strong fear of rejection or separation they tend to be anxious or even depressed. Their lack of self-confidence gives them great difficulty in making decisions. They often are trapped in abusive relationships. DPD is a Cluster C personality disorder
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