Which personality disorder (as described in the DSM) best describes you?

1. Histrionic personality disorder - characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking. These individuals are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. Associated features may include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs.

2. Borderline personality disorder - unusual levels of instability in mood; black and white thinking; the disorder often manifests itself in idealization and devaluation episodes (including a switch between idealizing and demonizing others), as well as chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships. They may be into self-harm or suicide attempts (like cutters). This disorder is similar to bipolar.

3. Antisocial personality disorder - characterize by disregard for the rights/safety of others, failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors, deception/conning others for personal profit or pleasure, impulsiveness, irritability and/or aggressiveness. A.K.A. sociopathy.

4. Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder - characterized by a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.

5. Avoidant personality disorder - characterized by feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction. They often consider themselves to be socially inept or personally unappealing and avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed, humiliated, rejected, or disliked.

6. Narcissistic personality disorder - Described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.

7. Schizoid personality disorder - characterized by a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness and sometimes (sexual) apathy, with a simultaneous rich, elaborate and exclusively internal fantasy world. (not the same as schizophrenia, although they share some similar characteristics such as detachment or blunted affect.)


Note: bipolar, dysthymia, major depressive disorders are mood disorders, so I didn't include them in this list of personality disorders


I sometimes would describe myself as close to a schizoid personality disorder type.

Which one of these is closest to your personality? ...or... do you have any of these personality disorders?

Which personality disorder (as described in the DSM) best describes you?
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