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What Are Narcissistic Tendencies
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
A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more
There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may rate very: high on IQ testing but have difficulty relating to others. IQ is a genetic gift often unwrapped in an enriched environment. Makes a person no better or worse than anyone else. Please see a mental health professional for the antisocial part, which can be treated but takes work in between sessions to develop empathy and behaviors that help one relate. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harming self: Warning signs for suicide include thinking and talking about it, talking about reuniting with a dead loved one, giving away possessions, talking about dying, hopelessness, severe depression, isolation and withdrawal. Suicidal tendencies would include engaging in high risk behavior with little regard for one's own safety: drinking and driving, excessive drug use, reckless driving, etc. ...Read more
Old stories: We evolve our personas from the stories we tell ourselves, made up of memories, the way others treat us, traumas. These serve as cues to our present responses. Paranoia is a strong, fear response based on the meaning of the partiular experience. If you were attacked by a dog as a child, you might forever be fearful of a large animal. A more vulnerable persona is predisposed to respond this way. ...Read more
See below: It's rather difficult to define due to various reasons. Usually, para-suicidal behaviors are suicidal gestures with the goal of not dying and/or attempt to destroy a body tissue, but again, without intent of dying. For example, cutting behaviors. Para-suicidal behaviors usually lead to a physical injuries and help should be thought when a person is preoccupied with self-harm. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. ...Read more
These are two big: questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type. ...Read more
Mental Health Dx: To be sure, you need to work with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional -- and the criteria are as dr. Ali shows them. Before that though, you might notice extremely volatile relationships where you idolize people one time, and scorn them the next. You may feel angry or empty much of the time. You may be impulsive, and self-harming -- especially if someone threatens to leave you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Turtle shell: They feel inadequate and are very sensitive to what others think of them so they avoid activities with other people, socially, at work, etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dissociative D/O: "dissociative disorders" means a group of 4 disorders having in common: memory loss for certain periods of time, events, & people; sense of being detached from self (depersonalization); perception that things around you are distorted & unreal (derealization); blurry sense of identity; disturbed functioning in life, work, etc. Reality testing is intact, unlike psychotic illnesses. ...Read more
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