Do you have a personality disorder?

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ME - posted on 07/24/2010

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Borderline Personality Disorder is CRAZY STUFF...Now...you ONLY have these disorders if they dramatically affect your DAILY LIFE or work or relationships...so most of us probably don't fit the bill...But, Borderline (usually women) are the ones who suck people in, then push them away, then suck people in, then push them away...they may threaten self-harm as a way to get attention, if threats don't work, they will harm themselves, and blame someone else (as in, "you don't love me, this is your fault")...They have a very hard time taking any responsibility for their actions...

Diagnostic Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder:
1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
2. Pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation
3. identity disturbance: unstable self-image
4. impulsivity in at least two areas (eg. spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating)
5. recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats
6. Affective instability
7. chronic feelings of emptiness
8. inappropriate, intense anger
9. transient, stress related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.

This is from my copy of the DSM-IV-TR...there may be a more recent edition...I graduated in 2007...

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Jacquie - posted on 07/25/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: High
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: High
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate

I agree with the results 100%. I know I'm a crazy person and I'm okay with that.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/24/2010

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I just read everybody else's responses. Apparently I am a lunatic.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/24/2010

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LOL... this was an interesting test. It gave me the same results that I have already suspected in myself. I refuse to get a formal diagnosis, but we discussed personality disorders in my abnormal psych class and there were a few where I was like "Wow, thats so much like me!" Apparently the test agrees.

Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: Very High
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: High
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Very High
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-compulsive: Moderate

The wierd thing is... my mom suffers from ALL 3 of the ones I scored low on, and these things are supposd to be hereditary. Hmmmm..

Jane - posted on 07/24/2010

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I had a low on everything except for narcissistic where I had a moderate but I can't figure out how...I answered NO to every question. Maybe that's it...who knows :)

*Lisa* - posted on 07/24/2010

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Shivers!! I certainly don't fit the bill in the borderline thing then!! Maybe it's the way I answered the questions...

Rosie - posted on 07/24/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

i definitely agree with the avoidant one, i can't stand confrontation of any kind. the histrionic-kindof, but it says moderate so i guess that would be true too. the schizotypal-no, i don't agree with that one, i am nothing like the description that it gave.

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Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

I guess it's a good thing that I'm only a little bit of some things. That way I can't go freaky on people, lol.

Isobel - posted on 07/23/2010

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what exactly does the "borderline" section mean? I just want to be certain whether or not I want to talk to Lisa anymore ;P

*Lisa* - posted on 07/23/2010

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I suddenly feel the need to delete my post... like I've shared too much information or something... *shifty eyes*

*Lisa* - posted on 07/23/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Very High
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

What on earth does THAT mean?????

Isobel - posted on 07/23/2010

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I love that we seem to have a lot of avoidance and histrionics, hilarious, given that we are all behind a computer screen on DEBATING MUMS gqtm

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Somewhat accurate...
Avoidant, yes...
Schizotypal yeah sure,
How can I be highly avoidant and moderately Histrionic at the same time... I guess I have double personalities or something.

Jackie - posted on 07/23/2010

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Mu results - ummm... Not sure if I should even post this. gqtm.

Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Moderate
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: High
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

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Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Yep seems to have gotten me fairly spot on!
But i feel i have the right to be paranoid especially when i am getting a certain person sling shit at me on FB then start driving past my house! :s

Johnny - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Okay, this is bull. I rate at minimum "moderately" dependent. And I definitely have some "avoidant" tendencies.

Erin - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Moderate
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Isobel - posted on 07/22/2010

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Their slogan should be "Are you looking for someone as messed up as you are? Tired of meeting obsessive/compulsives when you are really looking for a narcissist?...well we can hook you up with people that have the social disorders that best compliment YOUR social disorders"


hahahahahaha

Isobel - posted on 07/22/2010

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Did anybody else notice the ad for a dating service at the top? Perfect product placement hahahaha

Charlie - posted on 07/22/2010

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Disorder Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline:Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic:Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent:Low
Obsessive-Compulsive:Low

Joanna - posted on 07/22/2010

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Haha Katherine if I posted mine I think you'll be okay!

(I almost didn't post mine though).

Jessica - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate

Caitlin - posted on 07/22/2010

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That doesn't work.. Schizoid? They say Low sexual desire.. HAH! I think that's in part because they don't consider that in social situations I have trouble because i'm HOH and have hearing aids that don't help 100%... Oh well.. I would say i'm anti-social, but apparently not!

Caitlin - posted on 07/22/2010

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Disorder | Rating
Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: High
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Ez - posted on 07/22/2010

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I don't think I'm histrionic at all.. I friggin HATE drama!! The rest is probably pretty accurate though.

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Well... I guess referring to myself as anti-social is a bit off, but......

Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Very High
Dependent: High
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Krista - posted on 07/22/2010

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I don't know about the histrionic part, though. I'm really not a drama queen at all.

I can understand the narcissistic score, though. I AM self-absorbed, love praise, and can't take criticism worth shit. The bugger of it is that I'm fully aware that I'm like this and would love to change it, but it's easier said than done.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Moderate
Schizoid: Moderate
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Joanna - posted on 07/22/2010

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Shit.



Disorder | Rating

Paranoid: Moderate

Schizoid: Moderate

Schizotypal: High

Antisocial: Moderate

Borderline: Moderate

Histrionic: Moderate

Narcissistic: Moderate

Avoidant: Very High

Dependent: High

Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate





edited to add I looked at the "more info" for all of them, and they all seem to fit except Histrionic and Narcissistic. How can I be Avoidant AND Narcissistic? I don't fucking want people to look at me. Weird.

Jodi - posted on 07/22/2010

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Disorder Rating Information
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

A bit boring really :)

Isobel - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Pretty boring

Ez - posted on 07/22/2010

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate

Sharon - posted on 07/22/2010

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Krista - I spit all over my screen, lol
"Oh shut up, Lindsay! We were talking about meeeeeeeeeee!"

Carolee - posted on 07/22/2010

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Yep... that's me...

Disorder | Rating

Paranoid: High
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

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Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: High
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Should have known it would say I'm an attention loving self centered person - I am THE best and everybody should be HONOURED that I give them MY time lmao.

Lindsay - posted on 07/22/2010

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Ok that was my attempt at being nice! It's about meeeeeeeeeeee! :-P

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