An ongoing need for orderliness, perfection, and control is the characteristic trait of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Because of this trait, individuals with this personality disorder have tremendous difficulty being flexible or open to different ways of doing things. Their perfectionism may lead to inefficiency if they spend excessive amounts of time obsessing on tasks toContinue reading “What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?”
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What is Dependent Personality Disorder?
Dependent Personality Disorder is characterized by an ongoing, excessive desire to be taken care of, which results in clingy behavior, unreasonable submissiveness, and an intense fear of separation. Additional Symptoms In addition to the characteristics listed above, individuals diagnosed with Dependent Personality Disorder will also meet at least five of the following symptoms: Has difficultyContinue reading “What is Dependent Personality Disorder?”
What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?
Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD) is characterized by three primary elements: social inhibition and awkwardness, feelings of inadequacy, and a great fear that others have a negative view of them. Symptoms In addition to the traits above, individuals with this disorder will also identify with at least four of the following: avoids occupational activities that requireContinue reading “What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?”
What is Histrionic Personality Disorder?
Dramatic. Extremely emotional. Attention-seeking. These are characteristic patterns for individuals with Histrionic Personality Disorder. Symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder: In addition to excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior, at least five of the following symptoms must also exist: Prefers to always be the center of attention and is upset if they are not Tries to drawContinue reading “What is Histrionic Personality Disorder?”
What is Paranoid Personality Disorder?
Do you know someone who is always suspicious and distrustful of others? They might have a Paranoid Personality Disorder. Yes, that’s a real thing. Let me explain. Paranoid Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis. Individuals with this disorder tend to constantly believe that others are out to get them. They do not trust anyone,Continue reading “What is Paranoid Personality Disorder?”
What is a Personality Disorder?
What is a personality disorder? This post is the first in a blog series that will help you understand what a personality disorder is and the various types that exist.
Peel Off Your Labels
Just because someone sticks a label on you doesn’t mean you have to keep wearing it around. Peel it off and throw it in the trash!
Are You a Person Who Can Accept “No?”
We talk a lot about learning to say “no” and being able to set healthy boundaries for ourselves. But are you able to accept “no” from others?
Your Self-Image Colors Your Perception
If you tend to constantly worry about what others think of you, the problem might actually be what you think of yourself.
How To Approach Difficult Conversations
Sometimes the most important discussions are also the most difficult. Below are some helpful steps for approaching those conversations.