Cluster A (Odd, Eccentric)
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by pervasive distrust or suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent. It is characterized by a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness of others.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships (and happy about it), a tendency towards a solitary or sheltered lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, and apathy.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by pervasive patterns of “strange” or “odd” behavior, appearance, or “magical” thinking. There is no history of psychosis or schizophrenia.
Cluster B (Dramatic, emotional, erratic)
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for the rights of others and engagement in unlawful activities.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by emotional dysregulation, patterns of unstable interpersonal relationships and high impulsivity.
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Individuals are flamboyant, attention-seeking, and display excessive emotions (may be shallow or shift rapidly). May use physical appearance or sexuality to draw attention, and also concerned with appearance.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Individuals have a grand sense of own importance and are very sensitive to criticism. Rarely able to empathize with others. Characterized by arrogance, need for admiration, and tendency to exploit others.
Cluster C (Anxious, fearful)
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Individuals are timid and shy, but wish to have friends, unlike schizoid individuals. Due to fears of being uncomfortable and afraid of rejection or criticism, they avoid social contact.
Dependent Personality Disorder
Individuals fear separation and tend to be indecisive and unable to take the initiative. They have difficulty expressing disagreement because they fear abandonment.
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
Individuals are perfectionistic, inflexible, and unable to express warm, tender feelings. They are preoccupied with details and rules and do not appreciate changes in routine.
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