10 Types of Personality Disorders

10 Types of Personality Disorders
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What Does Personality Mean?

Personality refers to the particular characteristics of a person, such as how they act around others and what they may think about others.

What is Personality Disorder?

It’s when a person’s thoughts or behavior deviates from what is considered normal behavior.

Three Different Categories of Behaviors Broken Down into Clusters:

A: Odd or Eccentric

  • Schizoid, Paranoid, and Schizotypal

B: Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic

  • Antisocial, Borderline, and Narcissistic

C: Anxious Fearful

  • Avoidant, Dependent, Anankastic (Obsessive-Compulsive)

10 Types of Personality Disorders

1. Anankastic Personality Disorder

  • Also known as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).
  • Excessive orderliness and perfection.
  • Difficulty in discarding things.

2. Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • Disregard for and violation of others’ rights.
  • Failure to conform to social norms.

3. Avoidant Personality Disorder

  • Heightened social inhibition.
  • Feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity.

4. Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Instability in interpersonal relationships.
  • Concerned that people don’t like them.
  • Antagonistic and antisocial.
  • May injure themselves.

5. Dependent Personality Disorder

  • Excessive neediness.
  • Fear of separation.

6. Histrionic Personality Disorder

  • Attention-seeking.
  • A heightened sense of dramatization.
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior.

7. Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • An exaggerated sense of self.
  • Obsessed with power and success.
  • Sees others as inferior.

8. Paranoid Personality Disorder

  • Distrustful and suspicious of others.
  • Misreads innocent remarks.

9. Schizoid Personality Disorder

  • Detached from social relationships.
  • Chooses solitary activities.
  • Emotionally restricted.

10. Schizotypal Personality Disorder

  • Difficulty with relationships.
  • Eccentric.
  • Superstitious.
  • Excessive social anxiety.

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