Thursday, 16 April 2009
Sarah Palin's Disorders
Histrionic Personality Disorder
-Constant seeking of reassurance or approval.
-Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval.
-Inappropriately seductive appearance or behavior.
-Excessive concern with physical appearance.
-A need to be the center of attention (self-centeredness).
-Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification.
-Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear shallow to others.
-Opinions are easily influenced by other people, but difficult to back up with details.
-Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are.
-Making rash decisions.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
-Has a grandiose sense of self-importance
-Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
-Believes that he or she is "special".
-Requires excessive admiration
-Has a sense of entitlement
-Is interpersonally exploitative
-Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
-Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Antisocial Personality Disorder
-Persistent lying or stealing
-Apparent lack of remorse or empathy; inability to care about hurting others
-Inability to keep jobs or stay in school
-Impulsivity and/or recklessness
-Lack of realistic, long-term goals -- an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals
-Inability to make or keep friends, or maintain relationships such as marriage
-Poor behavioral controls -- expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper
-Narcissism, elevated self-appraisal or a sense of extreme entitlement
-A persistent agitated or depressed feeling (dysphoria)
-A history of childhood conduct disorders
-Recurring difficulties with the law
-Tendency to violate the boundaries and "rights" of others
-Aggressive, often violent behavior; prone to getting involved in fights
-Inability to tolerate boredom
-Disregard for the safety of self or others
-People with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder often experience difficulties with authority figures.
Dissocial Personality Disorder
-Callous unconcern for the feelings of others and lack of the capacity for empathy.
-Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
-Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships.
-Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
-Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
-Marked proneness to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior bringing the subject into conflict.