Personality Disorders

Your personality is the way you usually think, feel, and respond in certain situations. Whether it’s stress at work, being made fun of, accomplishing a goal, or discussing the weather, we generally think, feel, and respond to these events in consistent ways. When these patterns cause problems in everyday life, especially when interacting with other people, then a person may have a psychological problem called a Personality Disorder.

Personality Disorders are long-lasting problems that a person has experienced almost his or her entire life, usually beginning in adolescence or early adulthood. Personality Disorders affect about 10% to 13% of people.

General characteristics of these problems include:

Below are some specific symptoms of different Personality Disorders.

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid Personality Disorder affects 0.5% to 2.5% of people and more males than females.The symptoms include:

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder is experienced by less than 2% of people and more males than females.Below are some symptoms:

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