Wednesday, December 05, 2012

10 Personality Disorders

I was surprised to find out yesterday that there are, officially, only 10 different personality disorders.  Which one do you come closest to?  I'm paranoid that I may have all of them.

Cluster 1
1. Paranoid
Thinks everyone's out to get them (not be confused with what I am, "perceptive").

2. Schizoid
Detached, aloof, prone to introspection and fantasy, may appear cold and callous

3. Schizotypal
odd beliefs, appearance, magical thinking (superstitious), suspiciousness, has unreasonable "ideas of reference" to him or her by others

Cluster 2
4. Antisocial
Callous unconcern for the feelings of others, lacks guilt, aggressive, no conscience (more common in men)

5. Borderline
Lacks a sense of self, feelings of emptiness and abandonment (more common in women)

6. Histrionic
Need for attention and approval of others, seem to be playing a role, as if in a drama

7. Narcissistic
Grandiose sense of self-importance, need to be admired, self-absorbed, selfish

Cluster 3
8. Avoidant
Sense of social ineptness, avoids people, doesn't want to be embarrassed, rejected

9. Dependent
Lack of self-confidence, need to be taken care of, ingratiating, self-effacing (can hook up with the narcissistic)

10. Obsessive-compulsive (different from OCD)
preoccupation with details, perfectionism, rules, black and white thinking

9 comments:

Mr. Mcgranor said...
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Mr. Mcgranor said...

This is obviously from a pre-psychological revolution* book -- reworked.

*Of the Counterculture. Such was a dismantling of psychology.

John Mark said...

I'm definitely a cluster 3 person as far as inclination is concerned :). My job forces me out of my comfort zone, that and my relative poverty that also keeps me from becoming a recluse :)

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Ahhh, my family system....:-)!

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Mr. Mcgranor, Is this what you refer to? http://www.westga.edu/psydept/index_8267.php

Mr. Mcgranor said...
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Mr. Mcgranor said...

Yes indeed it has been edited of course. Angie Van De Merwe, the neurotic personality is not explored. Also other traits due to deconstruction and revision. Yet strangely --even though no longer in technical use, nor in print-- is the fact that Freud is with you...As you play the correct psycho-dynamic.

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Mr. Mcgranor, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Alfred Adler forever!

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