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Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes: An mmpi result could be consistent with a narcissitic personality disorder. However psychological testing results alone should not be used to make the diagnosis. The results can be used to help confirm what is noted with formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Are sociopathic tendencies hereditary?

Are sociopathic tendencies hereditary?

Probably not: Antisocial personality disorder, psychopath & sociopath refer to an indifference to social rules and a high level of callousness. “psychopath” originally suggested a biological tendency to antisocial behavior, while the term “sociopath” suggests that antisocial behavior is learned. Most theorists believe that antisocial behavior is learned, although brain injury may contribute to psychopathy. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Many adults fear it.: Fear of abandinment is, if we're honest, fairly wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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

Disorders: A psychopath/sociopath are the same thing as antisocial personality disorder. this is a person with no real conscience or sense of right and wrong. Borderline PD is the person who has a disturbed sense of self, is emotionally volatile and over the top, impulsive, terrified of abandonment, is black and white in their thinking and self mutilates. The narcissist is the grandiose, egomaniacal person. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

That might happen: If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time. However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met. ...Read more

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Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

No: No, asperger's and antisocial personality disorder do not seem similar to me. People with asperger's may have difficulty relating socially to others, but lying and purposeful exploitation of others is not part of the syndrome as it is with antisocial pd. ...Read more

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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment. ...Read more

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Can narcissists and/or sociopaths steal your personality?

No...but...: No one can steal your personality. However, narcissists and/or sociopaths can manipulate an individual in a way that makes that person feel convinced that they are not in control. They seek power over others and can use subtle ways to achieve said power. ...Read more

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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder"? Same as sociopath?

Basically Same: The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well. ...Read more

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Could antisocial personality disorder(psychopaths/sociopaths) be tested on a scientific level?

Could antisocial personality disorder(psychopaths/sociopaths) be tested on a scientific level?

Personality testing: by a clinical psychologist along w/his/her clinical interview can give you a clinical estimation of your situation based on statistics and your input. This will help to create a treatment plan to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are avoidant and borderline personality disorders?

Avoidant and BPD: Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by social fears, feeling socially inadequate, and fearing rejection. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods that are worsened by feelings of rejection, abandonment, and emptiness. Where avoidant folks often don't engage socially (they avoid), borderline folks engage fearlessly and often in poor relationships. ...Read more

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Can historic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder similar or difference?

Differences: Narcissists have a pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration and a lack of empathy. They are often arrogant, think that they are important, exaggerate their achievements and have a sense of entitlement. Histrionics are overly dramatic and appear like they are acting. They are seeking attention and may be overly sexualised. Their emotions are overexaggerated. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

Mood vs relationship: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, characterized by the patient vacillating between mania and depression. Borderline personality disorder is, as implied a personality disorder and NOT a mood disorder. Borderline PD is characterized by profound fear of abandonment, disturbed sense of self, impulsivity, extreme emotional reactivity, self mutilating behaviors, and idealization/devaluation. ...Read more

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Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?

It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read more

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Does conduct disorder in a child usually mean sociopathic tendency later?

Does conduct disorder in a child usually mean sociopathic tendency later?

Conduct: Do have a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder one must have met criteria for conduct disorder. However, children often do grow out of conduct disorder. Counseling for child and family may help. ...Read more

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Are sociopathic tendencies hereditary?

Probably not: Antisocial personality disorder, psychopath & sociopath refer to an indifference to social rules and a high level of callousness. “psychopath” originally suggested a biological tendency to antisocial behavior, while the term “sociopath” suggests that antisocial behavior is learned. Most theorists believe that antisocial behavior is learned, although brain injury may contribute to psychopathy. ...Read more

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