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    When people think of or hear the word personality, what usually comes to mind is how that person dresses, the way they speak or even how they carry themselves on a daily basis. However, some people have personality disorders. One type of personality disorder is dependent personality(DPD). This is a mental condition where one feels the need to depend on others to fulfill their emotional and physical needs. Individuals with this disorder tend to let other people take responsibility for their own lives, without the initiative to do or think on their own. They fear disapproval and rejection, which can sometimes lead them to do preposterous tasks or even endure physical and verbal abuse, to gain people attention and support. Depression is much higher in people with dependent personality disorders.”According to one psychodynamic theory, dependent personalities are defending themselves against unconscious hostility. They need to ward off this emotion, which was originally directed against overbearing parents, so they submit to others as a way to avoid showing or even acknowledging anger( Harvard Health…

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    “A pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behavior” (APA, 2013, p. 675) characterizes Dependent Personality Disorder. This description aptly defines the personality of Buster Bluth from the television show Arrested Development. Buster has difficulty making everyday decisions, has issues with expressing disagreement, seeks out another close relationship once one goes awry, goes to excessive lengths to obtain nurture, has anxiety when faced with…

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    Abstract Our group presentation covered personality disorders. The project was divided into the three clusters of personality disorders: A, B, and C. My portion of the project covered Cluster C personality disorders. This is an in-depth analysis of Cluster C and general information about personality disorders and treatment options. Introduction Why are some people happy and easy to be around? What makes others more reserved and quiet? These, and many more, characteristics make up a person 's…

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    Adler Alfred Adler’s theory of personality largely revolved around birth order, style of life, and inferiority. Adler believed that infants are born into feeling inferior which in turn leads to overcompensation in order to turn our weaknesses into strengths. His idea of superiority striving, striving to improve oneself and achieve your own personal best, has been a characteristic of my personality since I can remember (Cloninger, p. 72). I have always had goals and dreams that have the same…

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    The review says that overprotective and authoritarian parenting styles have been linked to the development of Dependent Personality Disorders because when a child is reinforced by their parent to be extremely compliant, that child is likely to see themselves as dependent or helpless in future relationships they develop (Disney, 2013). This clinical review talks about how children of overprotective parents are taught that they are fragile. They are also taught that they will never survive unless…

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    The compound-complex sentence is the sentences that combine with a compound and complex sentence. Furthermore, the compound-complex sentences have to have two independent clauses pairing with one dependent clause. For example, “I go to work full time, and I go to school full time because I want to be successful” In this case, “I go to work full time, and I go to school full time” is a compound sentence, and “I go to school full time because I want to be successful” is a complex sentence. In the…

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    The world is never at peace; there is always some type of battle occurring whether it be mental, verbal, or physical. However, many of these battles are preventable. This is portrayed in John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace, a story about two boys, Gene and Phineas, and their path to adulthood during World War II. By struggling through life’s obstacles, the boys slowly begin to mature. Knowles incorporates elegant and choppy syntax to illustrate that the creation of inner conflicts results in a…

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    All clauses contain a subject, a predicate, and a verb. The difference between these three components will be distinguished in the examples below. In order to be able to identify clauses, you should also know that there are four main types of clauses: independent, dependent, relative, and noun. Independent clauses An independent clause is a sentence that can stand on its own and that forms a complete thought. Every independent clause will follow the same pattern of SUBJECT + PREDICATE/VERB =…

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    The therapeutic interventions chosen were supposed to be based on evidence of what works. Although, empirical evidence for effectively treating personality disorder is limited, and so interventions were chosen based on a rational analysis of the most effective way to treat a given problem. The eclectic interventions were integrated, delivered, and coordinated through an emphasis on generic methods and on a “phases of change” model targeting symptoms and problems systematically (Livesley, 2008).…

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    The diagnostic criteria require that the behaviors must appear in two or more of the certain areas, which are the perception of self, the intensity and duration of feelings towards situations, relationships with people around, and the ability to control self. Analyzing Richards’s case, he loses touch with his family members as is well noted once he gets to high school where his character changes and he drops school. The onset of personality disorders is around the age when Richards begins to…

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