Personality Disorder Support Community

Personality Disorder Support Community

What is a PD Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions that affect how a person thinks and how he views the world, as well as the way he behaves and relate to other people. People with personality disorders may find it difficult to build and maintain relationships and friendships. Other people may be offended by their behaviour, views or attitude, or find them unusual and difficult to relate to.

Personality disorders can appear from childhood or during the teenage years, but they are usually apparent by early adulthood. These disorders create patterns of behaviour which are rigid and inflexible, and they may find themselves in similar situations again and again. People with personality disorders may find it difficult living the life that is considered normal by society's standards, so they usually find themselves in the outer fringes of society.

Personality disorders sometimes makes it difficult for people to live a normal day to day life.

They may find it difficult to :

  • Maintain themselves.

  • Build friendships and relationships.

  • Maintain friendships and relationships.

  • Stay employed.

  • Obey rules or laws.

  • Change destructive behaviour.


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) American Psychiatric Association (2000)