Some of the Types of Personality Disorders
There are a wide variety of different personality disorders out there these days, generally characterized by a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes mood swings and other often peculiar behavior. Here is a look at some of the personality disorders that exist.
Borderline Personality Disorder – This personality disorder is also called BPD. This is a serious mental illness that has a lot to do with pervasive instability in behavior, moods, self image as well as interpersonal relationships. The most common method of manifestation for this personality disorder is instability in the person’s sense of self. They constantly see the world in black or white, up and down, love and hate, and cannot help it.
Schizoid Personality – This is a type of psychiatric condition that entails social isolation coupled with an indifference to other people. This personality disorder creates an isolated pattern that tends to be lifelong in nature. People that are suffering from this disorder will completely separate themselves away from all other people as much as they possibly can, and as such they tend to develop a very reclusive nature.
Schizotypal Personality – This personality disorder is primarily characterized by thinking and beliefs that are perceived to be odd or peculiar. People with this personality disorder tend to dress eccentrically and they tend to have odd thoughts, interpersonal style and behavior that does not fit in with the norm.
Paranoid Personality – This psychiatric condition is characterized by the person having a very extreme distrust and suspicion for pretty much everyone else, friends, family, strangers and otherwise. This far surpasses the normal level of paranoia that someone might experience. Someone that has paranoid personality disorder may consistently feel as if they are being persecuted, and they may constantly be afraid that they are being under attack. Paranoid personality disorder can become increasingly worse with time, especially when the paranoid personality feels that someone really is out to get them.