A lack of trust is something that was probably instilled in me unknowingly as a child due to my parents and my upbringing. My lack of trust makes me leery of most people I come across, but not to a point where it consumes me on a regular basis. The suspicion of others is present in my close personal relationships as well as with people I am meeting for the first time. This causes me to be stressed out a lot of times when it is probably unnecessary and I will actually lose sleep over it because my mind is going a hundred miles per hour. However, it does not affect just me. My family, friends, and strangers unfortunately are affected because of this suspicion. I have known my husband for eleven years. We have been together for ten of those. Sometimes when he tells me he is going to hang out with a friend, I wonder where he really is. He has never given me reason to think he would be with another woman or that he would intentionally lie about something like that. However, I will actually keep myself awake at night, not matter the hour, until he gets home and I am usually in bed by ten o’clock every night. When I consult with patients at work about costly treatment that is needed, when they tell me they will be back with a personal check or cash in the back of my head I’m saying “Yeah, right!” Sometimes when patients write me a check for a large dollar amount, I wait for the bank to notify us that it has not cleared. I will not schedule certain procedures unless I have payment up front because of these suspicious fears. I also check IDs multiple times even I have seen the person ten times. I do not know this person and I know nothing about them. If my lack of trust in people was more severe, it could be considered a disorder from a dimensional standpoint. I think it is normal to be less trusting of people you do not know, but to be distrusting of someone that has earned your trust is not so normal. If I took my lack of trust to the extreme, I would literally be so consumed by worrying about trusting people that I would not be able to function normally. My lack of trust would have me questioning myself eventually on top of everyone around me. If my distrust in my patients became evident to them because of the severity, I would lose my job and affect my company’s reputation. My disorder would be described as a severe lack of trust disorder rather than a suspicion disorder because I am not suspicious of anything except people’s words or actions. It would be described as someone who feels they cannot trust anyone due to being suspicious of their words or actions. The disorder does not apply to anyone specifically and the distrust can reach strangers as well as loved ones. People would be identified as having this disorder similarly to those with obsessive compulsive disorder. A person would have to recognize there is an issue present in order for treatment to be a possibility. It also shares some traits of OCD because of the obsession with thinking people are being…
difficult to work with.
Personality disorders, is the condition that I find most difficult to work with. I did not know how many types of personality disorder there where, and that a person may meet the criteria for several different disorders, while a wide range of people may fit different criteria for the same disorder, despite having different personalities. Most people think of people in simple terms such as good and bad, friends and enemies, loving and hateful. Personality disorders are not so simple…
26 November 2013
Are there separate personalities, or is it different aspects of one personality for a person with a multiple personality disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder, formerly called multiple personality disorder, is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and perception. When one or more of these functions is…
Limitation of Self-Report Data
Faculty of Behavioral Sciences,
Theories of Personality
August 8, 2011
There has been a rapid increase in the development of web based psychological self-help sites over the past decade. Many of these sites offer test and measures focusing on various aspect of personality and psychological functioning. The tests on the websites use self-report data to obtain information. While self-report data…
Chapter 13 - Bipolar disorder and personality disorder are associated with a group of disorders known as mood disorders. Bipolar disorder is where a person suffers from repeated episodes of mania and depression simultaneously. Personality disorder is where a person has obstinate, maladaptive personality traits that cause substantial diminishing of social and professional functioning. There does not seem to be much difference between bipolar disorder and personality disorder. When Social Security…
This paper will discuss the causes and psychological impact of borderline personality disorder. It will also talk about how to treat those impacted by borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder facts like: The causes of borderline personality disorder? How is borderline personality disorder diagnosed? And what is the treatment for borderline personality disorder? And other findings as I research on the disease.
I selected Borderline personality Disorder as my…
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very serious disorder that causes unstable-mood, behavior and relationships. 1.6 percent of adults are diagnosed with BPD in any given year. Scientist believes that BPD is a misleading diagnosis but there is no better term for the illness. Borderline Personality Disorder is a disorder causing patient’s to have trouble regulating emotions, thoughts, impulse control and reckless behavior. Scientists also believe patients…
Intro to Psychology
Mental Disorders Essay
There are hundreds of mental disorders, ranging from somewhat harmless to life changing. These disorders tend to share characteristics and as such are grouped into categories. The major groups are as follows; Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders, and Personality Disorders. Anxiety Disorders tend to make people react to certain objects/situations with…
test or an interview format of a self-report study. The format of self-report study that will be used to discuss limitations of self-report data will be a test and a personality disorder test will be used as an example. For specific example answers for the test I completed the results all rated “low” for all personality disorders. Limitations arise from decreased reliability and validity and issues with credibility of responses due to response bias. Content validity, construct validity and criterion-related…
THESIS: Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious personality disorder that disrupts families and lives that is often miss-diagnosis and untreated due to the lack of education about the disorder. Through education families, patients, and co workers can learn the triggers and signs to the disorder. Education will also lead to appropriate treatment and diagnosis for patients so that they can live stable happy lives.
A. Description of a personality
B. What is borderline…