A person with cluster B personality disorder struggles to regulate their feelings and often swings between positive and negative views of others. This can lead to pattern of behaviours others describe as dramatic, unpredictable and disturbing.
ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER
A person with an antisocial personality disorder sees other people as vulnerable and may intimidate or bully others without remorse. They lack concern about consequences their actions may have. Symptoms include:
1) Lack of concern, regret or remorse about other people’s distress.
2) Irresponsibility and disregard for normal social behaviour.
3) Little ability to tolerate frustration and to control their anger.
4) Lack of guilt or not learning from their mistakes.
5) Blaming others for problems in their lives.
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
A person with borderline personality disorder is emotionally unstable, has impulses to self harm and has very intense and unstable relationship with others.
It is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others. Many people with borderline personality disorder would self harm and attempt suicide.
HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER
A person with a histrionic personality disorder is anxious about being ignored. As a result they feel a compulsion (overwhelming urge) to be noticed and the centre of everybody’s attention. Symptoms and behaviours include:
1) Displaying excessive emotion yet appearing to lack real emotional sincerity.
2) Dressing provocatively and engaging in inappropriate flirting or sexually seductive behaviour.
3) Moving quickly from one emotional state to another.
4) Being self centred and caring little about other people.
5) Constantly seeking reassurance and approval from other people.
Symptoms and signs may co-exist with borderline personality disorder.
NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER
A person with a narcissistic personality disorder swings between seeing themselves as special and fearing they are worthless. They may act as if they have an inflated sense of their own importance and show an intense need for other people to look up to them. Symptoms include:
1) Exaggerating their own achievements and abilities.
2) Thinking they are entitled to be treated better than other people.
3) Exploiting other people for their own personal gain.
4) Lacking empathy for other people’s weaknesses.
5 Looking down on people they feel are ‘beneath’ them while feeling deeply envious of people they see as being ‘above’ them.