Types of Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are some of the most widely misunderstood mental conditions. Some people self-diagnose with a personality disorder. Others confuse personality types (e.g., extroversion and introversion) for personality disorders.

People with personality disorders see themselves and the world and react to situations in ways that cause problems. They process emotions differently than people without the disorder. Some act impulsively while others struggle to relate to others, a cycle that impacts their personal and social life.

While anyone can experience a personality disorder, some major predictors and factors predispose an individual to develop a personality disorder. Most personality disorders begin in the teen years as one’s personality takes shape.

Originally published on Medium at Oct. 12, 2023