Personality Disorders - Meaning and Different Types of Disorders
Personality refers to an individuals way of interacting with people around; his behavior towards others, attitude, thought process and way of perceiving things. It is the personality of an individual which makes him/her unique and stand apart from the rest.
Let us now understand the meaning of Personality disorders
Personality disorders refer to certain abnormalities in the behavior of individuals. Any form of disability in an individual which inhibits him from doing certain tasks which a normal person can easily do refers to a disorder. Personality disorders lead to some form of abnormality or disturbance in an individuals personality.
Personality disorders are conditions where an individual fails to behave in the desired manner and his thought process and mindset are not in lines with the societys norms and expectations. Individuals with some kind of personality disorder fail miserably in relationships, personal as well as professional lives.
Personality disorders can arise due to genetic factors (hereditary factors), environmental problems, cultural issues and so on. Individuals with a troubled childhood are more prone to personality disorders.
Individuals with a history of physical or sexual abuse often show signs of personality disorders. An individual can show signs of personality disorders from childhood which might become critical as he grows. Signs and symptoms of personality disorders vary from individual to individual.
Types of Personality Disorders
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