Personality disorder


A person with a personality disorder has certain sets of unfavorable and established character traits, patterns of behavior and emotional reactions, and relationships with others. These phenomena are a source of difficulties in academic, family and professional functioning. Personality disorders are permanent in nature, which distinguishes them from mental illnesses. The causes of personality disorders are varied and should be considered individually. Importantly, personality disorders can be worked on and changed in the course of psychotherapy.

The following personality disorders are distinguished:

Paranoid personality

  • hypersensitivity to failures,
  • vindictiveness,
  • suspiciousness,
  • a rigid approach to your own laws,
  • self-esteem,
  • propensity for conspiracy theories;

Schizoid personality

  • no reaction to praise and criticism,
  • emotional coldness,
  • difficulty expressing feelings
  • lack of close relationships,
  • negligible sexual needs;
  • dissocial (anti-social) personality
  • emotional coldness,
  • tendency to aggression and violence combined with non-compliance with social rules
  • emotionally unstable personality
  • emotional instability,
  • the need to take it out on others,
  • impulsive behavior,
  • hostility towards others


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