It can be difficult to have a meaningful friendship or relationship with this type of person.
When people think of the word “antisocial,” they probably think of a loner-type of person who is shy, doesn’t have a lot of friends, and sits at home playing World of Warcraft instead of trying to find a girlfriend.
Yeah, that friend of yours just might have Borderline Personality Disorder.
Per the DSM IV, Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed when there is pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by 5 (or more) of the following: Borderline Personality Disorder is just as frustrating for the person who has it as it is for the person who’s dealing with the person who has it.
Per the DSM IV, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is diagnosed when someone meets 5 (or more) of the following 9 criteria: People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be extremely frustrating to deal with and will test the very ends of your patience.
At the same time, though, having a framework can help you understand people who have semi-pathological traits and characteristics and can actually make it more tolerable to cope with these people. The diagnostic bible of psychiatry is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which is constantly being updated and revised.She’s sexually provocative way past the point of appropriateness.You may have talked to her at a party or two, but don’t feel like you could ever have a deep or meaningful conversation with her.One of the things we learn in psychiatry is that when a person with a certain personality invokes a strong reaction in us, is helps give us insight into what their issues are but also tells us a lot about ourselves.Instead of just talking about liking or disliking a person, we talk about countertransference.