Personality Disorders

Type of psychology: Psychopathology

Fields of study: Personality assessment; personality disorders

The personality disorders are a cluster of psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and long-standing patterns of relating to others and the environment that create significant impairment in functioning.

Key concepts

• antisocial personality disorder

• avoidant personality disorder

• borderline personality disorder

• dependent personality disorder

• histrionic personality disorder

• narcissistic personality disorder

• paranoid personality disorder

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