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PERSONALITY DISORDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does personality disorder mean? 

PERSONALITY DISORDER (noun)
  The noun PERSONALITY DISORDER has 1 sense:

1. inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior

  Familiarity information: PERSONALITY DISORDER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSONALITY DISORDER (noun)


Sense 1personality disorder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("personality disorder" is a kind of...):

disturbance; folie; mental disorder; mental disturbance; psychological disorder ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "personality disorder"):

maladjustment (the condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability)

antisocial personality disorder; psychopathic personality; sociopathic personality (a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings ('psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by 'sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now 'antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term))

schizoid; schizotypal personality (characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia)


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