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What are some signs of having a personality disorder?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Recurrent patterns

To be a disorder, a personality style must cause impairment in day-to-day life.
There are such a wide range that the type of impairment may be anything from never getting along with others to being a "neat-freak" who can't tolerate any level of disorder. The key is longstanding, repetitive problems over time because of the person's behaviors and interactional styles.

In brief: Recurrent patterns

To be a disorder, a personality style must cause impairment in day-to-day life.
There are such a wide range that the type of impairment may be anything from never getting along with others to being a "neat-freak" who can't tolerate any level of disorder. The key is longstanding, repetitive problems over time because of the person's behaviors and interactional styles.
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