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Different Personality Typyes

by: Erika D'Angelo

Different Personality Typyes 15480

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These notes cover borderline personality, histrionic personality, narcissistic personality, antisocial personality, avoidance personality, dependent personality, and obsessive personality. Along wi...
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Milling
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Abnormal psychology, Psychology, personality, Personalities, Boderline, Histrionic, narcissistic, Antisocial, Avoidance, Dependent, Obsessive




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Date Created: 03/05/16
1. Borderline Personality Type – part of the dramatic and erratic cluster ­ A long term pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self­image, and  feeling, as well as impulsive behavior  ­ Do not like being alone; alternate how they see other people ­ Self­critical, unstable self­image, change goals, impulsive behavior  ­ Tendency to make suicidal threats ­ Can’t control anger  2. Histrionic Personality Disorder  ­ A long term pattern of excessive emotionality and seeking from others  ­ Center of attention ­ Sexually provocative  ­ Concerned with impressing others  ­ Shallow emotions  3. Narcissistic Personality Disorder  ­ A long term pattern of feeling of self­importance, need for admiration, and lack of  sensitivity to others.  ­ De­value others accomplishments ­ Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, beauty, power ­ Believe to be special and can only relate to others that are special  ­ Trying to compensate for low self­esteem  ­ Sense of entitlement  ­ Others will do favors for them, but they won’t return the favor ­ Take advantage of others, lack of empathy  4. Antisocial Personality Disorder  ­ A pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others.  ­ Used to be called psychopaths/sociopaths  ­ Engage in behaviors that are grounds for arrest ­ Sometimes impulsive ­ Lack of remorse, don’t feel guilty  IV. Anxious/Fearful cluster – shares one symptom with anxiety disorder  1. Avoidant Personality Disorder   ­ Long term pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and oversensitivity to  negative evaluation  ­ Don’t want to be rejected  ­ Feel inferior to other people  ­ Sensitive to negative evaluation  2. Dependent Personality Disorder   ­ Need to be taken care of. Leads to submissive of clinging behaviors and fears of  separation  ­ Usually cling to an adult  ­ Reluctant to disagree with a parent­like figure  3. Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder  ­ A long term pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at  the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency  ­ Reluctant to get rid of worthless items  ­ Person believes their views of the world is correct. They have no insight to their  behavior, and think everyone else is the problem.   This is not to be mistaken for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. People with OCD  recognize their obsession are irrational and don’t take pleasure in performing  compulsion. V. Therapies  1. Biological – can receive medicine 2. Psychodynamic – try to help people achieve insight of their patterns  3. Behavioral ­  ignore diagnosis, focus on behavior. Try exposure/muscle  relaxation  4. Cognitive – help person analyze distorted thoughts.  A. Don’t have effective interventions except for…. ­ Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality  Disorder  ­ Basic skills in containing erratic behavior  ­ Tolerance for negative emotions ­ Confront major traumas  ­ See world in a more integrated way (Positive and negative) 


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