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Are personality traits inherited?

Are personality traits inherited?

For 30-60% of people: Multiple studies have shown that many personality traits are more inherited than acquired, showing a 30-60% range in the influence of inheritance. Most studies seem to show over 50% is based on genetics, and the rest on environment. That is not to say that family does not have substantial influence on personality development - studies say they can mitigate personalities but not change them. ...Read more

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What's personality power?

What's personality power?

Not recognized : "personality power" is not technically recognized as a specific phenomenon in psychology. It could refer to someone's charisma or leadership ability. Certainly, people with powerful personalities make a distinct impact on others. ...Read more

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What is split personality?

What is split personality?

DID: The technical term refers to dissociative identity disorder (DID). Individuals with this disorder use dissociation as a defense mechanism against stressors, trauma, or other negative events. The presentation is multiple personalities that are suited to handle different stressors/traumas. For more info: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...Read more

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What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read more

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How i can improve my personality ?

How i can improve my personality ?

What's wrong w/it?: Feeling inadequate is very common, even for people who seem to have it together. From a early age we feel ashamed due to criticism, punishment or embarrassing mistakes. As a child, it feels like it's you, even when it's not. The world tells us we're not good enough & ads say others are beautiful and happy. It's likely you have good qualities you discount. In therapy you may find you're not so bad. ...Read more

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What is an egocentric personality?

Egocentric : This terms usually refers to a self centered person who has a limited capacity for empathy.Best. ...Read more

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Is there a parkinsonian personality?

No: Parkinsons is a movement disorder characterized by specific set of tremors and gait symptoms. Certain diseases and drugs can induce a "parkinsonian syndrome" that can mimic this disease. It is not a personality disorder nor is there a "parkinsonian personality.". ...Read more

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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...Read more