Personality disorders often affect a person's thinking and behavior. Many find it hard to function in day- to-day life, and it can lead to mental health issues. There are ten types of personality disorders.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Those with antisocial personality disorder act without considering how their actions affect others. Around 1-3% of the population have ASPD. If you have this condition, you may find it difficult to maintain relationships or have stability in life. Other signs of ASPD include:
- Irresponsible behavior
- Aggressive behavior
- Possibility of criminal activity
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Avoidant personality disorder involves evading social situations. The reasons why a person may steer clear of social interaction is because of the fear of rejection. You may want to form interpersonal relationships but lack confidence.
Borderline Personality Disorder
A person with borderline personality disorder will struggle to control their emotions. They may experience mood swings, changes in behavior, and periods of depression or anxiety. Borderline personality disorder can make doing daily activities challenging. Other issues you may face are:
- Distrust in others
- Poor anger management
- Feeling empty
- Feeling detached
Dependent Personality Disorder
There is an overwhelming need to be dependent others, and it can impact your relationships. Signs of dependent personality disorder include:
- Unable to make decisions without help
- Lack of confidence
- Fear of losing someone's support
- Seeing others as more qualified
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Those diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder dislike not being the center of attention. Relying too much on the approval of others affects you daily life. It will result in making rash decisions and being easily influenced by others. Others may see you as overemotional or flirtatious.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
It is important to have confidence in your abilities. However, having strong feelings about your capabilities can lead to a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. These strong feelings involve seeing yourself as better than others, or you may resent someone else's success. Those with this condition rely on others to notice their worth.
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder will show an extreme worry over perfection and hard work. The need for control is often prioritized over relationships. If you have OCPD, you may:
- Hoard items
- Find it difficult to assign tasks to others
- Have a hard time completing tasks
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Paranoid personality disorder can lead to extreme distrust in others. You may believe someone is lying or trying to manipulate you. There is a general feeling of anxiety and fear. It is difficult for a person to retain close relationships.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Most people with schizoid personality disorder can function well in day-to-day life. Despite not having psychotic symptoms, you may have little interest in intimacy. A struggle to relate to others affects your ability to form relationships.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
People with this condition find it hard to understand how their behavior affects others. Signs of schizotypal personality disorder are:
- Inappropriate facial expressions
- Odd beliefs that influence behavior
- Distorted thoughts
- Eccentric behavior
Who Can Help with Personality Disorders?
It is important to take care of your mental health. If you are diagnosed with any of these personality disorders, you can benefit from therapy. To learn more, contact us today!