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Personality traits are long-term personal patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the world around us and oneself. When personality traits are inflexible and result in significant impairment in daily living, these personality traits may be considered a Personality Disorder. There are several types of Personality Disorders, each having unique characteristics.

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, emotions, and significant impulsivity.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder is a pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism and control.

  • Dependent Personality Disorder is a pattern of submissive and clinging behavior related to an excessive need to be taken care of.

  • Histrionic Personality Disorder is a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking.

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness of others.

  • Avoidant Personality Disorder is a pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.

  • Schzoid Personality Disorder is a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional expression.

  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a pattern of severe discomfort in close relationships, cognitive or perceptual distortions, and eccentricities of behavior.

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder is a pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

To schedule an appointment or for more information contact Pam Deneweth MA, Psychotherapist

Phone: (248) 937-8682 

Email: PamDeneweth@YourTherapistIsIn.com