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Everything About Personality Disorders: Learn.Identify.Manage

20 Apr 2016

 ‘Oh, don’t mind her, she’s just got that type of a personality’.

‘Did you see his Personality?’

 

 

These are some of the ways in which we use the term personality in our day-to-day lives.  With the increasingly aware age of internet and social media, we have started using the term ‘personality disorder’ as well. So what is personality and what are personality disorders really about?

 What is Personality 

 

 is the Sum of our Pattern of  

 

 

Let's Take a Case of Melinda 

Melinda has to work on a project that will require her to interact with a lot of people on a daily basis and work with a larger team.

She Thinks that it is difficult for her to connect with people 

She Feels nervous about taking up the project

She Acts by deciding to not take up the project

Melinda Seems to be an Introvert! This is Melinda's Personality. 

All of us behave in certain predictable ways no matter how different the situation is. These set patterns make up our personality.

Our personality don’t change much over time but  they do evolve  with different experiences and as circumstances change around us.

However we are usually Flexible to let our experiences change us for the good in order to cope with life effectively.

Now Let's come back to the Case of Melinda 

On a second Thought, she thinks that The Project A will give her ample opportunities to GROW

She Feels Happy of the things she can conquer and achieve from this project

She Acts by changing her plan and Accepting the Project Offer

Melinda is Still Nervous like a WRECK but she has Adapted for her own good.  

 ADAPTABILITYhere is the key 

 

And Personality disorders?

Now this aspect of  Adaptability  is what is Missing when one has a personality disorder.

 

Patterns of Thinking, feeling and Behaving become more  Rigid & Inflexible, even when you want to change 

           

People with personality disorders hold long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible.

 

    If you feel the same way & can relate to the points mentoned above,  

Then you  can schedule a discussion about your situation with one of 

ePsyClinic's leading psychologists  

 

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Who suffers from personality disorders? 

 

 

Although personality disorders have been significantly associated with the Male Gender, the overall prevalence has been seen to be Similar across the genders. 

 

Types of Personality Disorders & Symptoms

 

                                                                      

 is a personality disorder characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others.

                                                                     

 is a personality disorder characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control at the expense of flexibility & openness!

 

                                                                  

 is a personality disorder characterized by Impulsivity – spur of the moment actions, Difficulty in controlling emotions, Difficulty to maintain relationships, Often self harm, like cutting self or suicidal attempts and most Importantly Tendency to cling to damaging relationships as afraid of being alone

                                                                             

 

 is a personality disorder characterized by . Hypersensitivity to criticism and disapproval, expecting it often,  .Worrying about rejection. Worrying about being ridiculed or shamed,. Feeling lonely, isolated and inferior to others and always Wanting to be liked and accepted

 is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, and apathy. 

is  personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions, usually beginning in early adulthood, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval

 is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people 

 is a personality disorder characterized by severe social anxiety, paranoia, and often unconventional beliefs.

is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and often others.

 

What Causes Personality Disorders?

Upbringing 

 

Early Childhood

 

Brain-Related  

Adult Life Issues 

 

 

 

Impact of Personality Disorders

 

On Relationships 

 

On Work

 

 

& On Self..

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Management of Personality disorders

 

                                                                                

                                                                    we treat personality disorders by

1) Medication – Medications assist with personality disorders and our psychiatrist will help prescribe the best fit for you.

2) Counseling & Therapy – It helps teach you the ways to manage your symptoms and reduce problematic behaviors that are a part of your personality and interfering with your functioning and relationships. The type of psychotherapy required differs based on what type of personality disorder you have.

 

 

        If you feel the same way & can relate to the points mentoned above,  

Then you  can schedule a discussion about your situation with one of 

ePsyClinic's leading psychologists  

 

Use Chat Button At the Bottom left to connect Now! 

 

 

Some Quick Tips to Manage

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Personality disorders do take time to treat as compared to other disorders but they are completely manageable.

 

 

    If you feel the same way & can relate to the points mentoned above,  

Then you  can schedule a discussion about your situation with one of 

ePsyClinic's leading psychologists  

Use Chat Button At the Bottom left to connect Now! 

 

 


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