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Personality Disorders Part 2

Personality Disorders Part 2

Some 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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