People with Cluster B disorders share a tendency to be dramatic, emotional, erratic and attention-seeking. Their moods are labile and often shallow. They often have intense interpersonal conflicts.
- Antisocial. The irresponsible, often criminal behaviour of these people begins in childhood or early adolescence with truancy, running away, cruelty, fighting, destructiveness, lying, and theft. In addition to criminal behaviour, as adults they may default on debts or otherwise behave irresponsibly; act recklessly or impulsively; and show no remorse for their behaviour.
- Borderline. These impulsive people engage in behaviour harmful to themselves (sexual adventures, unwise spending, excessive use of substances or food). Affectively unstable, they often show intense, inappropriate anger. They feel empty or bored, and they frantically try to avoid abandonment. They are uncertain about who they are, and they lack the ability to maintain stable interpersonal relationships.
- Histrionic. Overly emotional, vague, and desperate for attention, these people need constant reassurance about their attractiveness. They may be self-centred and sexually seductive.
- Narcissistic. These people are self-important and often preoccupied with envy, fantasies of success, or ruminations about the uniqueness of their own problems. Their sense of entitlement and lack of compassion may cause them to take advantage of others. They vigorously reject criticism and need constant attention and admiration.
Worried if you / your loved one have/has a Personality Disorder?
- Does the way you think, feel and behave cause you or others significant problems in daily life?
- Does the way you think, feel and behave causes significant problems across more than one aspect of your life?
- Have you been experiencing these problems for a long time?
If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.
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