someone who has extreme difficulty in establishing and maintaining close relationships with others due to cognitive/perceptual distortions
'Magical Thinking' --> belief in superstitiousness, clairvoyance, sixth sense, telepathy, etc..
Ideas of reference --> perception that irrelevant/unrelated things in the world are referring to them directly or have special personal significance
Eccentric speech (vague, metaphorical, over-elaborate, etc..)
Socially isolated, lack of close friends --> excessive social anxiety, mainly related to paranoid fears
Undue social anxiety, hypersensitivity, also lack of focus/attention
Under stress: hallucinations, delusions
High suicide risk
May be more moderate form of 'schizotype'
Unstable, chaotic, and intense relationships
Self-damaging behavior (cutting, burning, unprotected sex, alcohol/drugs, gambling, overeating, reckless driving)
Inappropriate intense anger and marked mood shifts ('transient psychotic episodes); impulsivitiy
Frantic effort to avoid real or imagined abandonment, intolerance of being alone
Feelings of internal emptiness and 'void'
Repeated suicidal gestures, self-mutilation
Splitting - failure to integrate parts of the self or others into a unified whole
Transient Psychotic Episodes - brief losses of sense of reality and bizarre behavior
13th EditionLori Watson, Patrick J. Hurley