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    It didn’t occur to me until I arrived home and talked to some friends about my train ride home that the person I talked to on the train was suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Robert walked with a certain air as if he served such a high degree of importance and had succeeded and accomplished very much. He was a young man who would like to focus the attention on himself constantly. As the train was leaving Chicago to Lincoln, I watched the train station in the distance, and noticed…

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    is Schizoid Personality Disorder. Schizoid is characterized by “a profound defect in the ability to form personal relationships or respond to others in any meaningful, emotional way” (Townsend, 2011, p. 568). Although she has been through three marriages, she stated “my marriages…

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    Being Antisocial can develop in the early years of childhood. If Antisocial behavior goes untreated, it can manifest into one developing an Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD). APD can become progressively more and more difficult throughout one’s life. If APD is not properly dealt with, one can experience negative behavior towards their surroundings, certain situations, and others. Which, could then result in the individual displaying some criminal like tendencies. Even though APD is a…

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    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness characterised by unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image and emotions, as well as impulsivity (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In order to be diagnosed, an individual must fit at least 5 of the 9 criteria detailed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5). I fit most of these criteria. At the end of 2014 I was officially diagnosed, after dealing with crazy, erratic emotions and a…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder LeeAnn Larsen Community College of Aurora Psychology 102 Introduction Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a specific pattern of impairments and traits (dsm-5, 2015). In this paper, I provide background information about Bryce Larsen, my person of interest, I discuss the history, diagnostic criteria, and effects of BPD, and I apply this information to Bryce’s lived experiences. This paper is purely for educational purposes and not a true…

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    Personality Disorders According to the largest study ever conducted on personality disorders by the U.S. National Institutes of Health about ten percent of the U.S. population has borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder obviously doesn’t affect everyone, but for those that suffer from it, it surely isn’t an easy thing to cope with. Personality disorders are characterized by a maladaptive thought pattern, feelings, and/or behaviors that can cause serious detriments to…

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    A personality disorder is a mental condition in which people do not think regularly nor do they function properly. They may have an irregular relationship with someone due to their misinterpretations on different situations and people. Someone who suffers from a personality disorder may not be aware that they have a problem because that is what they think is right. In the story Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, I have found that many characters have many symptoms of personality disorders.…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder in the Media Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is portrayed throughout the media with the stigma that all people that possess this disease are suffering as an impulsive monster. The media often attacks the idea of any mental illnesses and portrays it to their viewers/readers as the affected person being “psycho” or “crazy”. However, contrary to common thought, the representation of this illness throughout the media is incorrect (Hollywood). The fact that 14…

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    mother and two younger brothers. Corey has been married for two years, but his wife recently discovered his involvement in several extramarital relationships and he is now in therapy at the behest of his wife. Corey suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (“NPD”). Sufferers of NPD exhibit several symptoms, including: a grandiose sense of self importance, a demand for constant attention and admiration, and poor response to criticism and to being slighted. People with NPD often have…

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    neither is any other person who walks this earth. It brings me great sorrow that people have the audacity to treat others with blatant disrespect and deliberately inflict pain on another human being because they are different. Narcissistic personality disorder is under review to be dropped from the new version of the psychological diagnostic manual because it is becoming so prevalent.…

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