Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by enduring patterns of behavior, thinking, and relating to others that significantly deviate from societal norms and cause distress or impairment in multiple areas of life. These patterns are deeply ingrained and typically emerge during adolescence or early adulthood, persisting throughout a person’s life.
There are several types of personality disorders, each with its own distinct features. Some common examples include borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and avoidant personality disorder. Each disorder is characterized by specific traits and behaviors that impact how individuals perceive themselves, interact with others, and navigate their environment.