Cluster B Personality Disorders

  1. Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder is the only disorder that cannot be diagnosed before the age of 18. However, antisocial personality disorder requires a “conduct disorder” diagnosis beforehand. As with all personality disorders, the antisocial person tends to repeat behaviors that are deemed to be criminal, shameful, sinful or immoral in the society, which will be evident from an early age. The person may commit all kinds of crimes, including theft, extortion, aggression, sexual crimes, without thinking of the consequences and repetitively. Lacks a sense of responsibility, loyalty and honesty, often lies. He does not regret what he has done, does not learn from his mistakes. Together, they tend to fade a little with age, and the frequency of aggression, irritability and sexual offenses decreases.

Antisocial personality disorder is partially obscure and creates a social problem, as it is defined as a pattern of behavior that “disregards and violates the rights of others”.

  1. Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is highly associated with self-harming behavior such as suicide. In addition, there may be some distortions in the cognitive functions of the person. These; 1) troublesome but non-psychotic thoughts, such as non-delusional skepticism and reference thoughts; 2) quasi-psychotic thoughts, such as temporary, circumscribed, partially realistic delusions and hallucinations, and 3) delusions and hallucinations that are inconsistent with reality. Unstable, intense relationships are also a distinctive feature for the borderline person. While the person makes every attempt to avoid being alone, they may experience frequent arguments, repetitive separations, and display inappropriate behaviors that cause fear and anger in others.

  1. Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic people have a belief that they need to be the center of attention or gain the appreciation of others. Therefore, they exhibit attention-seeking behaviors. Although these people make a great effort to establish intimacy, human relations are often superficial. Their sense of identity is weak and they behave according to the expectations of the environment in order to adapt to their environment.

Histrionic people are high-energy, over-expressive, and lacking in detail. Even if they start a job with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm, they get bored quickly. They attach great importance to their appearance. They have seductive looks. They can spend both a lot of time and a lot of money to look impressive. Seductiveness manifests itself in their behavior as well as their appearance. Seductive behavior is a type of manipulative behavior that helps Histrionics get the attention they want. The sexually seductive behavior of the histrionic person is not only directed towards the person with whom he is sexually or emotionally attracted, but also manifests itself in many different types of relationships.

  1. Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Typically, the narcissistic person is characterized by smugness, self-centeredness, insensitivity to what others experience and their own infliction, lack of continuity in relation to objects, and lack of psychological fabric. The narcissistic person experiences deterioration in his relations with others as a result of the increasing state of his self that is alienated from reality and exaggerated in an imaginary way. This deterioration causes the self to deform even more and thus this vicious circle continues.

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