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nondelusional paranoia; unjustified doubts; misreading harmless remarks or events; quick reactions of anger; holding grudges; expectation of being exploited; unjustified questions re: fidelity of partner

Paranoid Personality Disorder


detachment from social relationships; preference for being alone; lack of close friends; flat affect; emotionally cold; lack of desire for relationships; lack of sexual desire; indifference to opinion of others; lack of pleasure in activities

Schizoid Personality Disorder


inappropriate or constricted affect; irrational beliefs; magical thinking; ideas of reference; extreme social anxiety; unusual perceptual experiences (illusions); lack of close friends; paranoid ideation; eccentric appearance

Schizotypal Personality Disorder


constant demands for approval/praise; exaggeration of emotion; discomfort when not the center of attention; sexual seductiveness; use of physical appearance to draw attention; content of speech lacking detail; suggestibility; rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions; belief that relationships are more intimate than they really are; view of themselves as glamorous and impressive

Histrionic Personality Disorder


sense of entitlement; using others for personal gain; grandiosity; belief that they are special/unique; need for excessive admiration; lack of empathy; envious of others and belief that others are envious of them; fantasies of success/power/love; arrogance

Narcissistic Personality Disorder


unstable relationships; alternation between idealization and devaluation (good object-bad object); feelings of emptiness; mood reactivity; angry outbursts followed by shame/guilt; impulsivity that is self- damaging; avoidance of abandonment (real or perceived); suicidal threats; self- mutilating behaviors; identity disturbance; transient paranoia or dissociation

Borderline Personality Disorder


frequent physical fights or assaults; irresponsibility; deceitfulness; reckless disregard for safety; impulsive behavior; lack of remorse

Antisocial Personality Disorder


fear of being ridiculed; social inhibition; poor self- image; preoccupation with being criticized or rejected in social situations; avoidance of new activities; reluctance to take personal risks; restraint in intimate relationships; desire for social relationships; feelings of loneliness

Avoidant Personality Disorder


need for excessive advice/reassurance; need for others to assume responsibility; difficulty doing things independently; lack of self- confidence; going to great lengths to be nurtured/supported; feelings of helplessness; moving from one relationship to the next to receive care and support; difficulty disagreeing with others; need for approval; preoccupation with being left to take care of oneself

Dependent Personality Disorder


preoccupation with details, rules, lists, or organization; perfectionism; stubbornness; insistence that others do things “their way;” overly conservative with money; excessive devotion to work or productivity; reluctance to delegate to others; inflexibility around morals, ethics, values, etc.; difficulty throwing things out (even when useless or lacking in sentimental value)

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder