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Cluster A – odd or eccentric

  • Paranoid (pervasive mistrust)
  • Schizoid (socially detached)
  • Schizotypal (socially isolated, distorted perception)

Cluster B – dramatic, emotional, erratic

  • Antisocial (discounts others, no empathy)
  • Borderline (unstable, impulsive)
  • Histrionic (dramatic attention seeking)
  • Narcissistic (needs admiration)

Cluster C – anxious or fearful

  • Avoidant (socially inhibited, inadequate)
  • Dependent (submissive, separation fear)
1 Anti-Social Personality Disorder
People with Anti-social Personality Disorder; appear to experience a limited range of emotions, which can explain their lack of empathy regarding the suffering of others. People with the disorder may be prone to substance abuse or risk-seeking...
2 Avoidant Personality Disorder
People with Avoidant Personality Disorder are characterised by a complex pattern of feelings of inadequacy and extreme sensitivity to what other people think of them. People with the disorder frequently consider themselves to be personally...
3 Dependant Personality Disorder
People with Dependent Personality Disorder feel the need to be taken care of. They are fearful of separation or abandonment which can lead to clingy behaviour. This behaviour in turn can lead to others taking advantage of them. As people with...
4 Histrionic Personality Disorder
People with Histrionic Personality Disorder display a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behaviour. Usually beginning by early adulthood, they display an excessive need for approval from others as well as being inappropriately...
5 Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The term ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ was first coined by Heinz Kohut in 1971 and describes people who have a grandiose sense of self-importance, a thirst for admiration and a lack of empathy. People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder...
6 Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
People with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder are preoccupied with perfectionism and orderliness. Unlike Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), people are not aware that their behaviour is problematic. Although the majority of patients with...
7 Paranoid Personality Disorder
Those with paranoid personality disorder possess an unjustified distrust and suspicions of others. They fear that others are exploiting or deceiving them. Innocent statements may be interpreted as a threat or attack on their character. People with...
8 Schizoid Personality Disorder
People with Schizoid Personality Disorder are typically seen as “loners” – they are uncomfortable with close relationships and often do not marry or form long-lasting romantic relationships. They sometimes appear to others as being cold and...
9  We are Volunteers
The Joomla Core Team and Working Group members are volunteer developers, designers, administrators and managers who have worked together to take Joomla! to new heights in its relatively short life. Joomla! has some wonderfully talented people...
10  Schizotypal Personality Disorder
People with Schizotypal Personality Disorder have a reduced capacity for closeness with others which is present from an early age. They often have distorted or eccentric thinking, perceptions, and behaviours that can make them appear odd. For a...