personality disorder

Definitions of personality disorder

n inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior

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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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
Type of:
disturbance, folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder
(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

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