Today I'll be doing the concluding part of the personality disorder series and a summary of all the personality disorders listed in previous posts.
SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER: pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning and aggressive behaviour.
SELF DEFEATING PERSONALITY DISORDER (MASOCHISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER) characterised by behaviour consequently undermining the person’s pleasure and goals.
PARANOID: guarded, defensive, distrustful and suspicious, hypervigilant to the motives of others to undermine or do harm. Always seeking confirmatory evidence of hidden schemes, feels righteous but persecuted.
SCHIZOID: apathetic, indifferent, remorse, solitary, distant, humourless. Neither desires or needs human attachments, withdrawn from relationships and prefers to be alone. Little interest in others, often seen as a loner. Minimal awareness of feelings of self or others, few drives or ambitions if any.
SCHIZOTYPAL: eccentric, self estranged, bizarre, absent, exhibits peculiar mannerisms and behaviours, thinks can read thoughts of others. Preoccupied with odd daydreams and beliefs, blurs line between reality and fantasy, magical thinking and strange beliefs.
ANTISOCIAL: impulsive, irresponsible, deviant, unruly, acts without due consideration, meets social obligations only when self serving, disrespects societal customs, rules and standards, sees self as free and independent.
BODERLINE: unpredictable, manipulative, unstable, frantically fears abandonment and isolation, experiences rapidly fluctuating moods shifts rapidly between loving and hating, sees self and others alternatively as all good and all bad, unstable and frequently changing moods.
INSTRIONIC : dramatic, seductive, shallow, stimulus seeking, vain, over reacts to minor events, exhibitionistic as a means of securing attention and favour. Sees self as attractive and charming, constant seeking for other’s attention.
NARCISSISTIC: egocentric, arrogant, grandiose, insouciant, preoccupied with fantasies of success, beauty or achievements, sees self as admirable and superior and therefore entitled to special treatments.
AVOIDANT: hesitant, self conscious, embarrassed, anxious, tense in social situation due to fear of rejection, plagued by constant performance anxiety, sees self as inept, inferior or unappealing, feels alone and empty.
DEPENDENT: helpless, incompetent, submissive, immature, withdrawn from adult responsibilities, sees self as weak or fragile, seeks constant reassurance from stronger figures.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE: restrained, conscientious, respectful, rigid, maintains a rule bound lifestyle, adhere closely to social conventions, sees the world in terms of regulations and hierarchies, sees self as devoted, reliable, efficient and productive.
DEPRESSIVE: sombre, discouraged, pessimistic, brooding, fatalistic, presents self as vulnerable and abandoned, feels valueless, guilty and impotent, judges self as worthy only of criticisms and contempt.
PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE (NEGATIVISTIC) : resentful, contrary, sceptical, discontent, resists fulfilling others’ expectations, deliberately inefficient, vents anger indirectly by undermining others’ goals, alternatively moody and irritable, then sullen and withdrawn.
SADISTIC: explosively hostile, abrasive, cruel, dogmatic, liable to sudden outbursts of rage, feels self satisfied through dominating, intimidating and humiliating others, opinionated and close minded.
SELF DEFEATING (MASOCHISTIC): differential, pleasure-phobia, servile, blameful, self effacing, encourages others to take advantage, deliberately defeats own achievements, seeks condemning or mistreatful partners.