Personality Disorders Cluster B Part 2

Personality Disorders Cluster B Part 2

Cluster B Personality Disorders

Cluster B personality disorders are commonly associated with dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. These disorders include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder

    • Disregard for others’ needs or feelings
    • Constant lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others
    • Repeated problems with the law
    • Recurring violations of the rights of others
    • Aggressive and typically violent behavior
    • Disregard for the safety of self or others
    • Impulsive behavior
    • Consistently irresponsible
    • Lack of remorse for behavior
  • Borderline personality disorder

    • Impulsive and risky behavior, such as having unsafe sex, gambling or binge eating
    • Unstable or fragile self-image
    • Unbalanced and intense relationships
    • Drastic mood swings, often as a reaction to interpersonal stress
    • Suicidal behavior or threats of self-injury
    • Intense fear of being alone or abandoned
    • Continuous feelings of emptiness
    • Regular and recurring intense displays of anger
    • Stress-related paranoia that comes and goes
  • Histrionic personality disorder

    • Constantly seeking attention
    • Overly dramatic, excessively emotional, or sexually provocative behavior to gain attention
    • Speaks dramatically with strong opinions, but few facts or details to back them up
    • Easily influenced by others
    • Shallow, rapidly changing emotions
    • Excessive concern with physical appearance
    • Thinks relationships with others are closer than they really are
  • Narcissistic personality disorder

    • Belief that you’re special and more important than others
    • Fantasies about power, success and attractiveness
    • Failure to recognize others’ needs and feelings
    • Exaggeration of achievements or talents
    • Constant expectation of praise and admiration
    • Overt arrogance
    • Unreasonable expectations of favors and advantages and often taking advantage of others
    • Envy of others or belief that others envy you

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