Personality Disorders

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Paranoid Personality Disorder
A disorder characterized by unwarranted distrust and suspicion of others and their motives.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
A disorder characterized by detachment, apathy, and coldness in social relations.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Characterized by eccentric behavior, delusions, social anxiety, and a lack of social connections.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
A pattern of disregard and violation for the rights of others, characterized by frequent lying, law-breaking, a lack of remorse for actions, and a lack of concern for the safety of others.

The meaning of the word can be figured out by breaking it down, Anti: Against, Social: Society. They go against society.
Borderline Personality Disorder
A disorder characterized by mental instability, confusion over self image, impulsiveness when it comes to self-harmful decisions (drugs, excessive spending, reckless driving) and frequent feelings of anger or emptiness.
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Characterized by a pattern of excessive attention seeking, generally through seduction, exaggeration, or provokation.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Characterized by a need for the attention and admiration of others as well as an inflated ego.
Often accompanied by arrogance and a lack of empathy towards others.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
A pattern of extreme sensitivity to the negative evaluations of others, also tied with feelings of social inadequacy and ineptitude.
Dependent Personality Disorder
An excessive need to cling to and be taken care of by others.
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
A pattern of requiring to complete an activity or action (compulsion) to deal with unwanted thoughts (obsession)

Examples:
A fear of contamination (obsession) leads to an avoidance of touching anything directly (compulsion)