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What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

Personality problems: Psychopath and sociopath describe someone who lies, cheats, steals, exploits others, and has no remorse -- like antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic pd exploits others too, but they feel entitled and there's not so much lying. Antisocial does it b/c he feels everyone else does it. Borderline pd needs others desperately & falls apart when rejected. Dramatic, unstable, self-injuring. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

Empathy: Psychopathy is considered a severe form of antisocial personality (ASP). However, there is a big difference and that is the ability to empathize with others. While a characteristic of ASP is a lack of concern for the rights of others, they do have the ability to empathize, particularly with those close to them. However, it is generally accepted that true psychopaths do not have this ability. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

Major differences: Psychopath= a person who exploits others without concern for whether they are hurting the person (i.e. Not having a conscience) ("sociopath" is an outdated term for psychopath) borderline personality=is typically a long-standing set of traits that cause extreme and chronic relationship problems narcissistic personality=long-standing belief and acting that one is superior to others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the terms antisocial personality disorder and psychopath?

What is the difference between the terms antisocial personality disorder and psychopath?

Antisocial PD: They're similar -- but psychopath is not a medical diagnosis, where antisocial personality disorder is. "psychopath" is a common term for someone whose behavior is amoral or which goes against what's acceptable in his/her society, has difficulty establishing deep connections with others, exploits others, does not learn from experience, etc. For antisocial pd, see: http://tinyurl.Com/2yr6cn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Anxiety versus moods: It is avoidant personality disorder that is characterized by excessive interpersonal anxiety. It is similar to a type of social phobia that is insinuated in the personality of a person so much that the person actually starts to believe it to be an unavoidable part of a hostile world. Borderline personality disorder is typified by the capacity for frequent mood swings and clinginess. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What is the difference between clinical depression and schizoid personality disorder?

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Depression: Both can show avoidance and withdrawal and isolation with blunted affect, but depression also shows vegetative symptoms such as change in sleep/appetite/energy , and thoughts of despair &self-harm. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between ptsd and borderline personality disorder?

Whats the difference between ptsd and borderline personality disorder?

Anxiety v. Character: Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) is an anxiety disorder initially caused by experiencing a traumatic event. Borderline personality disorder is a long-term pattern of inner experience and behavior that is quite different from the expectations of one's culture. This character pattern can be traced back at least to adolescence or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Is antisocial personality and narcissism the same thing?

Is antisocial personality and narcissism the same thing?

No :): Antisocial personality (aka sociopathy or psychopathy) speaks to "superego lacunae" (i.e., a swiss-cheese conscience that knows little remorse / little regret / little guilt), whereas unhealthy narcissism speaks to a more fragile / vulnerable sense of self that is needing constant external reinforcement and stroking. (btw, asocial personalities are simply not that comfortable around people.). ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Very different: Borderline pd is a personality disorder -- meaning there are fixed behavior patterns that don't change with circumstances, causing significant problems in relationships, work, and school, etc. Bipolar d/o is a mood disorder, and the person could behave normally when not in an episode. Borderline pd may have rapid mood shifts and extreme rage, usually in relation to abandonment issues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar and borderline personalityty disorder?

What's the difference between bipolar and borderline personalityty disorder?

Mood v.PersonalityDO: Bipolar do is a mood D.O., bpd is a personality do. There are medications that can stabilize bipolar d.O there are no medications that stabilize bpd. Long term therapy is most helpful. ...Read more

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What is bpd with narcissm? And what is mild antisocial personality disorder?

Bpd: BPD is bipolar disorder which is treatable medical condirltion. Narcissistic personality is a type of disorder which is not treatable. Antisocial personality is on a spectrum of narcissistic disorder. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar/depression and borderline personality disorder?

What's the difference between bipolar/depression and borderline personality disorder?

Can be confusing: The difficulty is that people with bipolar can have a few of the same symptoms as people with borderline personality (bpd). Also, the names are similar and someone can have both disorders! one sign of bipolar (vs. Bpd) is a positive response to mood stabilizing medication without a pathological fear of abandonment and chronically chaotic relationship patterns. ...Read more

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What's the difference between schizo-affective disorder and schizotypal personality disorder?

Big - some overlap: Schizoaffective disorder is a severe disorder involving recurring episodes of psychosis and mood problems. This can include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking along with mood symptoms including depression, mania, or mixed. Schizotypal personality is less about episodes and more about a life-long maladaptive pattern, involving social isolation and a tendency to have magical thinking. ...Read more

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Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Yes: Yes, they are human and feel emotion. Their reactions and the circumstances leading to those reactions may differ from others', though. ...Read more

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How are psychopath and sociopath different?

How are psychopath and sociopath different?

Sociopath/Psychopath: are basically the same disorder. Sociopath is a newer term for psychopath. Some people debate slight differences but the terms refer to complete disregard for the feelings and rights of others. It's as if the person is born w/out a conscience. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

Codependent: traits suggest an overly-dependent relationship w/someone and the need for more self-confidence and independence. Dependent personality disorder is more intense, more woven into the attitude of the person. In either case, psychotherapy can be helpful. Aim for inter-dependence, i.e., sometime you gain strength/help others and sometimes its the opposite. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bipolar/depression and borderline personality disorder?

Differences: It can sometimes be tough to tell a rapid cycling bipolar person from borderline pd. You need long-term history. Borderline personality d/o is a longstanding, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of internal experience and behavior marked by instability in sense of self, relationships, and mood. Fear of abandonment, and primitive defenses like splitting. Between episodes, bipolar people r normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoid personality disorder and delusional disorder?

What is the difference between paranoid personality disorder and delusional disorder?

Specific or general?: Paranoid personality is pervasive suspiciousness, hostility, and distrust as a habitual response. The suspicions are unfounded but they are plausible. Delusional disorder is an irrational delusion about one specific thing (and it may be completely implausible, even psychotic). Outside of the one area of delusion, the person's thinking is otherwise normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between manic depression, bipolar and split personality?

All in a name: Manic depression is the historical name for now termed bipolar affective disorder witch is a disorder of mood split personality aka multiple personality disorder and now referred to as dissociative identity disorder is a condition inflicting an individual to manifest distinct personalities. Each with characteristic patterns of thinking feeling and relating to others and the world. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder?

What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder?

Reality: Schizophrenia means a loss of contact with reality. If you read or saw "A beautiful mind" that would be an excellent example of paranoid schizophrenia. A personality disorder does not have this disconnect. ...Read more