Personality Disorders {Re-post}

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Chapter 1


Avoidant personality disorder

[] You have low self-esteem.
[] You have a fear of embarrassment that results in avoidance of new activities.
[] You retreat from others in anticipation of being rejected from them.
[] You have a preoccupation of being rejected or criticized in social situations.
[] You yearn for social relations yet you feel you are unable to obtain them.
[] You have created an imaginary world for yourself to escape your loneliness.
[x] You often appear self-involved and unfriendly to others.

Score: 1

Paranoid personality disorder

[] You usually shift blame to other people.
[x] You are very distrustful and rely more on yourself than on others.
[x] You search for hidden meanings in everything and read hostile intentions into the actions of others.
[] You're consumed by anticipation of betrayal of friends/families/etc.
[] You are quick to challenge loyalties of friends and loved ones and try to avoid close relationships.
[] you fear having a close relationship with someone.
[x] You often appear cold and distant to others.
[x] You tend to carry long grudges.

Score: 4

Borderline personality disorder

[] You are prone to constant mood swings and bouts of anger.
[] You'll often take your anger out on yourself by injuring yourself or you even attempt suicide.
[] You have low self-esteem.
[] Your relationships with friends/family/bf/gf are quite unstable, but this is not mostly because of your actions.
[] Your relationships with friends/family/bf/gf are quite unstable, but this is because of your actions.
[x] You are quick to anger when your expectations aren't met.
[] You're very impulsive.
[] You think in black and white terms.

Score: 1

Narcissistic personality disorder

[] You take advantage of others.
[x] You require excessive praise and admiration.
[x] You have a lack of empathy.
[] You exaggerate the things you did so others see you as superior.
[x] You are picky with choosing friends since not everyone deserves to be with you.
[x] You have a grandiose sense of self-importance.
[] You make a good first expression but you have difficulty maintaining long lasting relationships.

Score: 4

Schizophrenia personality disorder

[] You were told that your mannerisms or appearance is odd or eccentric.
[] You believe you have an extra sensory ability or that an unrelated event relates to you in some important way.
[] You were told that you have an odd way of thinking or that your speech patterns are difficult to follow.
[] You often appear shy, aloof, or withdrawn to others.
[] You have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time.
[x] You seek isolation from others. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
[] You have feelings of anxiety in social situations.

Score: 1

Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder

[x] You are overly focused on orderliness and perfection and not very flexible.
[] You tend to get caught up in the details and miss the bigger picture.
[]You avoid making decisions because you fear making mistakes.
[x] You often have difficulty expressing emotions.
[x] You avoid working in teams, believing others are too careless or incompetent.
[x] You aren't very generous with your money or time.
[x] You set unreasonably high standards for yourself and others and you tend to be very critical of others when they do not live up to these high standards.

Score: 5

Antisocial personality disorder

[] You lack remorse for harm done to others.
[] You tend to steal, lie or have other criminal behaviors because you believe your victims are weak and they deserve to be taken advantage of.
[] Your decision-making is rather impulsive and irresponsible.
[x] You are much more concerned with your own needs than the needs of others.
[x] You don't care about the feelings of others.
[] You are usually very aggressive.
[] You disregard the safety of yourself and others.

Score: 2

Histrionic personality disorder

[x] You NEED to be the center of attention.
[] You dress or act provocatively in order to get attention.
[x] You are overly-dramatic and your speech is theatrical.
[] You exaggerate friendships.
[x] You are manipulative.
[x] You think everybody loves you.
[x] Your emotions change rapidly and are shallow.

Score: 5

Dependent personality disorder

[] Its very difficult for you to make decisions.
[] You might cling to people because you fear losing them.
[x] You have bad thoughts about yourself when someone rejects you.
[x] You often feel helpless and/or depressed when you're alone.
[x] You get deeply hurt by mild criticism or disapproval.
[] You're very submissive.
[] You jump from relationship to relationship.

Score: 3

Schizoid personality disorder

[x] You don't show much emotion.
[] Your interpersonal skills are weak.
[x] Some people call you a 'loner'.
[x] You don't seek relationships with others and prefer to be alone.
[x] You don't show a need for acceptance and attention and you are unresponsive to praise or criticism.
[x] Your desires are low.
[x] You often appear to others as remote, aloof, humorless and unengaged.

Score: 6


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