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Abnormal Psych. Ch. 10
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blank personality disorder is much more common in men than in women and involves the exploitation of others without feelings of remorse.
There is a general agreement among researchers that personality
can be characterized by five basic trait dimensions
Helen is suspicious and doubts the loyalty of her friends. She is unwilling to forgive perceived insults and holds grudges. She is most likely to be diagnosed with....
paranoid personality disorder
The histrionic seeks blank while the narcissist needs
Histrionic seeks attention while the narcissist seeks admiration
Loretta has a long history of first idealizing men and then feeling they have abandoned her. Reckless acts of promiscuity, gambling, and suicide attempts. She feels that she never has a sense of self. Loretta probably has
Borderline personality disorder
Tom tells you that he can make his roommate take out the trash by simply thinking about his roommate doing it. He agrees with you that this could sometimes just be a coincidence, but he seems to truly believe he can sometimes get people to do things just by thinking about it. You find him understandable when he talks, but sometimes hard to follow. His clothes are messy and don't match. Tom tells you not to tell anyone about his power, because he knows that other people don't like him because they are jealous and they would hurt him if they could. The best diagnosis for Tom is
schizotypal personality disorder.
Sam shows little emotion and is loner. He has no social relationships, other than his family, and he seems to experience little pleasure, if any. What personality disorder might Sam have?
Schizoid personality disorder
Emily calls her husband every day at work to ask him what she should make for dinner. She spends her days at her mother's, because Emily worries that something will go wrong in her own home that she won't be able to handle. Even though she paints and draws well, Emily has never tried to take a class or use her talent, because she says she knows she really isn't good enough. Emily's most likely diagnosis is
Dependent personality disorder
Hope believes that she is the "star" of her graduate class and that the other students dislike her because they are jealous of her superior intelligence. She believes that she is entitled to be exempted from an important exam because of her outstanding performance in class. Hope probably suffers from
Narcissistic personality disorder
Lori is vain and self-centered. When she goes out, it is not at all uncommon for her to do things that ensure she is the center of attention. Her close friends describe her as a "drama queen." Assuming that her behavior is sufficient to warrant an Axis II diagnosis, which of the following personality disorders is she most likely to be diagnosed with
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