Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline personality disorder is characterized by love-hate patterns and black-or-white thinking. People with this disorder may suffer from mood swings, impulsivity, suicidality, an unstable sense of self, disordered eating, substance abuse and intense, erratic behavior in relationships.
Histrionic Personality Disorder – People with histrionic personality disorder feel a constant, overwhelming need for approval or attention from others. They may be extremely emotional and use sex or professional tactics to get what they want in an inappropriate social context. They are often overly dramatic and initially charming.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by extreme self-preoccupation and lack of empathy for others. People with this disorder can be insecure, manipulative, overly demanding and vain. They are typically motivated by power and adoration from others.
Avoidant Personality Disorder – People with avoidant personality disorder feel deeply inadequate and insecure. They are very sensitive to others’ perception of them and may be or feel socially inept. They often avoid occupations or social situations that will require them to interact with others. They are usually hypersensitive to rejection but crave emotional closeness at the same time.
Paranoid Personality Disorder – Those with paranoid personality disorder are overly suspicious and distrustful of others. This may result in isolation or detachment from society, hostility, and extreme difficulty in interactions with others.