Thereare many different types of personality disorder and many cannot beeasily detected. Generally, if a person is behaving peculiarly,specifically if it is different from their usual behaviour, or ifthey experience inconsistent emotional states that can fluctuatewildly, they might be suffering from a personality disorder. Beloware detailed disorders with their major symptoms to helpidentify these afflictions.
Disordersof this kind typically emerge during adolescence, but can sometimesshow up in children. The most common symptoms include emotionalfluctuations, anxiety or panic, depression, impulsiveness,aggression, subterfuge and distrust. Some of these symptoms will showup for every type of personality disorder, so they are the key onesto look out for.
Thistype of disorder typically induces aggressive behaviour in thesufferer, usually accompanied by a lack of empathy for other people.Sufferers are sometimes called sociopaths or psychopaths and areusually products of poor economic environments or troubledchildhoods. Criminals usually exhibit this type of disorder.
Symptomsinclude acts or threats of physical violence or abuse, a degree ofdisregard for other people, irresponsibility and lack of respect forrules and laws.
Symptomsfor this type, also called anxious personality disorder, all dealwith the extremely low self-esteem of the sufferer. People with thisdisorder are typically very sensitive to rejection and criticism andare very lonesome. They generally feel cut off from society, but thisis usually a manifestation of their own mind telling them that theyare not worthy. They will avoid being social with others, preferringto be quiet and alone.
Theemotions of sufferers of this disorder will fluctuate greatly due totheir inability to control their feelings. They might evencontemplate suicide and may attempt it on different occasions. Again,a troubled childhood may spark this disorder, as can an abusiverelationship. Symptoms include desperately avoiding being single outof a fear of rejection, extreme mood swings, low self-esteem, selfharm and suicidal tendencies.
Peoplewith this disorder will desperately cling to others for emotionalsupport as they have made themselves dependent on other people tohelp with their mental challenges. They will have a strong acceptanceissue due to low self-esteem and will constantly require approval,help or support for even the smallest issues. They will tend to givein to the opinions of others quite easily, tolerating much morenegative feedback than a non-sufferer. They are scared of rejectionand will agree with almost anything to avoid arguments.
Theseare just a few examples of the many types of existing personalitydisorders. Many of them share the same symptoms of low self-worth,extreme mood swings, fear of rejection and obsession with aparticular person or subject. Identifying these symptoms can betricky, so hopefully these examples will be of use. Remember thatpersonality disorders can be treated or at least contained by apsychiatric therapist. Sufferers may not find help for themselves, soit is up to their friends and family to notice their symptoms andseek aid if possible.