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A  Personality Disorder Chart

            Personality disorders are mental health conditions in, which a person has a long pattern of behaviors, emotions and thoughts which is very different to the expectations of their culture. These behaviors interfere with the person's ability to function in interpersonal relationships, work and other settings. The causes of personality disorders are unknown. It is believed that genetic and environmental factors play a role in its development.  Symptoms of personality disorders vary greatly depending of the type of the disorder.   However, in general, they are characterized by   disorders, which involve thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are not adapted to a wide range of scenarios. These patterns usually begin in adolescence and can lead to problems in work and social situations. These conditions range from mild to severe. Personality disorders are diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation that assesses the history and severity of symptoms. At first, people with these disorders usually do not seek treatment on their own, but seek help once their behavior has caused serious problems in their personal relationships or job. They can also seek help when they are struggling with another psychiatric problem, such as a mood disorder or substance abuse. Although it takes time to treat personality disorders, some forms of psychotherapy may help. In some cases, drugs are a useful complement. The outcome varies. Some personality disorders in adulthood greatly improved without treatment, while others only slowly improve even with treatment. Complications include problems with relationship, problems at work or school, and other mental health disorders.


 Is a pervasive distrusts and suspicious of others, such that the motives of others are interpreted as malevolent.

This condition begins in early adulthood, and it presents in a variety of contexts.

This disorder is more common in men than in women.

 Constantly on guard

-Ready for any real, or imagined threat.

-Hyper vigilant.

 Trusts no one.

 Insensitive to the feelings of others.

 -Constantly tests the honesty of others.

- Oversensitive

-Magnifies and distorts cues in the environment.

 Tends to misinterpret minute cues.

-Does not  accept  responsibility  for his, or her  own  behavior, but  attributes such  shortcomings  to others.


 Possible hereditary link.

 Subject early harassment and parental antagonism.


 It is characterized by a profound defect   pertaining to personal relationships.

 Failure to respond to others in a meaningful and emotional way.

 Diagnosis occurs more frequently in men than in women, and the prevalence within the general population is estimated to be between 3 to 7.5 percent.

 Indifferent to others

-Client is emotionally cold.

 Client is aloof.

-No close friends, but one prefer to stay alone.

- Inappropriately serious about everything, and have difficulty in acting in a light hearted manner.

- Appear shy, uneasy, or anxious in the presence of others.

 Possible hereditary factor.

 Childhood has been characterized as Bleak Cold un-Empathic.

 Notably lacking in nurturing.


 It is a graver form of the pathologically less severe schizoid pattern of personality.

-Clients are aloof and isolated.

-Everyday  world manifests in  magical  thinking, delusions,  ideas of  reference,  magical thinking,  depersonalization,  and withdrawal into  self.

- Behave in a bland and apathetic manner.

 Exhibit bizarre speech pattern, and when under stress may decompensate and demonstrate psychotic symptoms.

-Demonstrates bland and inappropriate affect.  

 Possible hereditary factor, psychological influence, such as neuro-chemical dysfunctions and anatomical defects within certain areas of the brain.  

 Early family dynamics characterized by impassivity, indifference, formality, and pattern of discomfort with personal closeness and   affection.



Diagnostic Classification. Retrieved From,  On August 21, 2013.


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