Personality Disorders

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Two of the more common personality disorders are antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Other types include narcissistic personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder. Personality disorders can make it difficult to evaluate one’s own thoughts and feelings, or to interact with or empathize with others to an extreme degree.


Antisocial personality disorder: Like all personality conditions, antisocial personality is characterized by enduring behaviors that impair their ability to relate to others in a genuine way and may result in harmful or dangerous behaviors that could cause physical, emotional, or psychological harm to people around them.


Borderline personality disorder: A lot of people have heard about borderline personality disorder (BPD) but don’t really understand what it is. Although there is still much to learn about BPD, generally speaking it is characterized by impulsive or reckless behaviors, volatile or unstable relationships, and difficulty in managing emotions. BPD often occurs simultaneously with other disorders, which can make it hard to diagnose and treat. Other symptoms of BPD may include:

  • Attempts to avoid abandonment
  • Unstable self-image
  • Mood instability
  • Self-damaging behaviors or thoughts