- “A personality disorder is a type of mental illness in which you have trouble perceiving and relating to situations and to people — including yourself. There are many specific types of personality disorders.” (Mayo-1).
- “In general, having a personality disorder means you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving no matter what the situation. This leads to significant problems and limitations in relationships, social encounters, work and school.” (Mayo-1).
Cluster A Disorders
- “These are personality disorders characterized by odd, eccentric thinking or behavior…” (Mayo-1)
- Paranoid Personality Disorder.
- Schizoid Personality Disorder.
- Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
Cluster B Disorders
- “These are personality disorders characterized by dramatic, overly emotional thinking or behavior…” (Mayo-1)
- Antisocial (Sociopathic) Personality Disorder.
- Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Histrionic Personality Disorder.
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Cluster C Disorders
- “These are personality disorders characterized by anxious, fearful thinking or behavior…” (Mayo-1)
- Avoidant Personality Disorder.
- Dependent Personality Disorder.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. “Personality Disorders.” PubMed Health.
- (Mayo-1) Mayo Foundation for Medical Information and Research. “Personality Disorders.”