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    Borderline personality disorder is a dreadful mental illness that affects every aspect of a victim’s life. Holden Caulfield, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, seems to be suffering from BPD. Holden is a sixteen year old boy who was recently kicked out of his school, Pencey Prep, and he decides to travel to New York City and live there by himself for a few days. During his time in New York, he shows undeniable signs of the mental disorder, Borderline Personality…

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    I. Introduction What is anti-social personality disorders or sociopathic disorders? A sociopath is defined as someone suffering from a type of chronic mental condition in which a person 's way of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional and destructive. A person with a sociopathic disorder is also someone that has been diagnosed with an antisocial personality disorder. Anti-social personality disorders or sociopathic disorder can have a lifetime effect on a…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder For centuries people have been researching to find out just exactly why people do what they do. Over this time disorders and conditions has been discovered to explain and ultimately answer this question. Physical and mental symptoms have recorded in order to find out if a person has a disorder. Lots of people every day find out what seems to separate them from what society would consider normal. Today, all mental disorders are placed in their own classes.…

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    Antisocial personality disorder is a type of chronic mental condition in which a person's ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional — and destructive.People who cannot contain their urges to harm (or kill) people repeatedly for no apparent reason are assumed to suffer from some mental illness. However, they may be more cruel than crazy, they may be choosing not to control their urges, they know right from wrong, they know exactly what they're doing, and…

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    Jolie. Lisa was diagnosed as a sociopath, also called Antisocial Personality Disorder. She is the “villain” of the movie. She behaves badly, a bad influence to other patients, and pushes people to their breaking points. “Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder that is characterized by a long-standing pattern of disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. A person with antisocial personality disorder (APD) often feels little or no empathy toward…

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    Narcissistic Personality Disorder The American Psychiatric Association (2013) defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as, “A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts” (p. 669). The APA (2013) goes on to state that an individual who meets the criteria for NPD shall meet at least five of the following criteria: 1) absurd/exaggerated self-importance, 2) imagined…

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    There were many things in the client sessions that elicited visceral reactions from members of our group. George, the first client who suffered from Antisocial Personality Disorder, seemed to be almost bragging about his exploits. We would like to think that as counselors we would comport ourselves as professionally as the psychologist conducting the interview. We recognize that we have an ethical obligation to do so. However, as spectators watching George, there was a degree of shock at hearing…

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    a loner, alone time is not only a desire, but an absolute necessity to maintaining a healthy sense of balance and sanity. Which type of person best describes you? Do you prefer to be alone, or in the company of others? Here are 10+ Special Personality Traits Commonly Shared Among People Who Prefer To Be Alone: 1. Their Time is Valuable…

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    I do not have much experience with Borderline Personality Disorder, other than what I had heard and read about it in my Principles of Psychology class. So reading this, was an interesting insight into the disorder. I have never met anyone with the disorder so this was a good way to see the disorder through the eyes of someone that has it. For me, the thing that I found most interesting about what Susanna Kaysen had to say about Borderline Personality Disorder was, “This clarity made me able to…

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    shows many characteristics that resemble a narcissist. But is he a narcissist or someone with a narcissistic personality disorder? A narcissist is someone who is in love with him or her self. A person with narcissistic personality disorder is “conceited, boastful, or pretentious.” They view other people as inferior to them and treat them accordingly. Those with narcissistic personality disorder desire the best of the best, for instance; an extravagant vehicle or a prestigious home. They are…

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