Personality Disorders

Every personality is different, and every individual has unique characteristics that drive their behaviour and impact how they communicate with them. A personality disorder is a mental disorder in which a person experiences a severe and unhealthy thought process. If a person suffers from a personality disorder, they usually experience difficulties in understanding and relating to other people and circumstances. This causes problems in developing and maintaining good relationships whether in work, school, or social life.

Types Of Personality Disorder

Paranoid personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Avoidant personality disorder
Dependent personality disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

What causes Personality Disorders?

Many researchers believe that genetics and environmental aspects play a huge role in forming the personality disorder. Some of the studies suggest that malfunctioning genes might cause specific personality disorders, while another study connects anxiety, fear and aggression to genetics. Some of the other causes are mentioned below.

Childhood trauma:

Many people who get diagnosed with borderline personality disorder usually have past experiences of trauma or bullying during childhood. 

Verbal abuse:

Children who have experienced insensitive parenting and vocal abuse during their childhood are more likely to suffer from Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Sensitivity towards light, noise, texture, and other stimulants might also trigger anxiety at a young age and it can develop with age.


One of the reasons is making strong bonds or relationships with friends, family, or relatives. This might cause dependent personality disorder.

Symptoms of Personality Disorder

Destitute self-image
Unsuccessful relationships
Constant feelings of boredom
Unmanageable anger
Paranoid beliefs
Mood Swings

Therapies for Personality Disorders

Psychotherapy is a helpful way of managing and treating mental illnesses like personality disorders. At Blossoming Minds Therapy, our therapists deal with individuals by motivating them to talk about their condition, thoughts, feelings, thoughts, mindset and behaviour. Several types of psychotherapy are:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Family-focused therapy
Couples Therapy

Getting Help

If you or a loved one experiences any signs of a personality disorder, then it is worth talking to a health professional. Contact us today to schedule a FREE 15-minute discovery call and take the first step towards improving your mental health. Our clinical psychotherapists are here to help you find your best self. You’ll discover the best perspectives which will lead to happy moments.

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