Personality Disorders

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Personality disorders are enduring, pervasive, and inflexible patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that deviate markedly from the expectations of culture. (1) They are characterized by long lasting rigid patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Personality disorders can cause serious, problematic and impaired functioning. Professionals and researchers consider personality disorders to be an enduring pattern of inner experiences. To be diagnosed with a personality disorder, you must be experiencing severe distress that affects your social, personal and occupational life and also experience increased stress. Typically these are diagnosed at a young adult age, sometime in one’s twenties or thirties. Unfortunately personality disorders are a part of the integral part of people which results in a difficulty to treat or cure. (2)
“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”(2)
~ Khalil Gibran
There are eleven main types of personality disorders. Antisocial Personality Disorder is the first, which is a long standing pattern of having no care whatsoever of other’s rights and frequently crossing the line and/or violating them. This disorder is often called psychopathy or sociopathy by modern day culture. Antisocial PD is typically noticed in childhood or teen years and continues on and worsens into adulthood. People with this disorder often have to fight this for the majority of their lives. Avoidant Personality Disorder is the second; this disorder is feelings of inadequacy and being severely sensitive of what others perceive about them. People among this disorder are generally soci...

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...h becomes too much for some, who cannot or have not gotten professional help, and these people want some sort of escape, so they turn to suicide, alcohol, self-harm or some other sense of relief. One’s with personality disorders have an extremely unclear sense of what life is. What we wish is that all people suffering with these knew is that, there is someone, somewhere who can help them get through this, whether it be through medication, therapy or another type of treatment or aid. Don’t make a permanent decision because of something that could’ve been helped.

Works Cited

Rice, Dr. Timothy S. (2011).Psychology A Christian Perspective. Rocking R Ventures Inc. (1)
Grohol, Psy.D, J. G. (2013, July 16). Personality Disorders and Personality Traits. Personality Disorders and Personality Traits. Retrieved April 28, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/personality/ (2)
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