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Characteristics Associated With Personality Disorders


Personality disorders are associated with certain characteristics.

Rather than a science, psychology is more like fine art. One cannot deduce all mental health occurrences and create falsifiable predictions from a single "Theory of Everything." In terms of personality disorders, a few characteristics tend to recur. However, the symptoms and indicators of most personality disorders (as stated by the patient) are similar (as observed by the mental health practitioner).

Patients with personality problems have the following characteristics:

They are steadfast, resolute, and resolute (except for those suffering from Schizoid or Avoidant Personality Disorders).

They believe they are entitled to preferential treatment and preferential access to resources and staff, and they scream for it. They frequently complain of a variety of ailments. Patients, therapists, nurses, social workers, supervisors, and bureaucrats often engage in "power plays" with these individuals, who rarely follow orders or adhere to standards of conduct and procedure.

They believe they are better than others, or at the very least, different. Many personality disorders are characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance and egotism. As a result, they lack compassion (the ability to appreciate and respect the needs and wishes of other people). They treat the therapist or doctor as if she is less than they are in therapy or receiving medical care.

Self-centred, self-obsessed, and monotonous people with personality disorders are uninteresting.

As a result of their mental illness, people with personality disorders are prone to manipulating and exploiting others. Because they lack self-confidence and trust, they cannot love or share intimately with others. In addition to their emotional instability, they also exhibit social maladaptation.

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It's unclear whether personality disorders are a terrible natural conclusion or a sad result of a lack of nurturing in a patient's environment.

However, most personality disorders generally begin as developmental issues in childhood or adolescence. They become full-blown dysfunctions when they are repeatedly exacerbated by abuse and rejection. Personality disorders are persistent and rigid behaviour patterns, feelings, and thoughts. As a result, they tend to remain constant and do not "develop" throughout time. "All-pervasive" means they impair every aspect of the patient's life, including their professional and personal connections and ability to socialize.

Unhappiness is a common symptom of personality disorders, which often coexist with mood and anxiety problems. Most patients have an egotistical personality disorder (except narcissists and psychopaths). They despise and despise themselves and dislike and despise the harm they cause to the people closest to them. Even still, personality disorders are nothing more than blatant forms of self-protection. As a result, few people with personality disorders are fully self-aware or capable of making life-changing introspective discoveries.

Patients with personality disorders are often plagued by a wide range of additional mental health issues (for example, depressive illnesses, obsessions-compulsions). In addition, self-destructive and self-defeating inclinations have taken a heavy toll on them.

Alloplastic defences and an external locus of control characterize patients with personality disorders. In other words, individuals tend to blame others or the outside world for their misfortune, failures, and situations rather than accept responsibility for their acts. Since they are susceptible to paranoid persecutor delusions and fears, they are more vulnerable. When under pressure, they will change the game's rules, introduce new variables, or try to change their environment to suit their demands to anticipate (actual or imagined) dangers. They see everything and everyone as nothing more than a means to an end.

Narcissistic, antisocial, borderline, and histrionic patients tend to be ego-syntonic, despite their severe character flaws, emotional instability, and vastly underutilized potentials, all of which make them prime candidates for Cluster B personality disorders. Most people with bipolar disorder do not find anything about their personality or behaviour repugnant.

Patients with personality disorders and those with psychoses can be distinguished (schizophrenia-paranoia and the like). On the other hand, the former is free of symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and weird ways of thinking. Psychotic "micro episodes" are common in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and usually occur during treatment. In addition to being fully oriented, patients with personality disorders have clear senses (sensorium), a good memory, and a reasonable amount of general information.

© 2022 Khuram Shahnawaz

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