Personality disorders are conditions where a person is significantly different from average people, regarding the way they think, understand, feel or relate to others.

These differences in the way a person feels and the distorted perception of other people may lead to a strange behavior, which can be strange and painful and upset other people. Common characteristics of Personality Disorders are:


  1. negative feelings, such as agony, anxiety, unworthiness or anger
  2. avoidance of other people and feelings of emptiness and disconnection
  3. difficulty in managing negative feelings, with self-destructive behaviors (for example drug and alcohol abuse, or drug overdose) or, in rare cases, threats against other people
  4. strange behaviors
  5. difficulty in maintaining stable and close relationships, particularly with their partners
  6. periods of loss of contact with reality
  7. the symptoms are usually getting worse with anxiety.


People with personality disorders often have other mental health problems too, particularly depression and substance abuse.