There are currently 10 diagnosable PD's on the DSMv and I would be interested to learn what personality types they may have originated from. They are now grouped under Axis II disorders but used to be grouped in clusters as follows:-
Cluster A - odd or eccentric disorders
paranoid personality disorder - characterized by irrational suspicions and mistrust of others
schizoid personality disorder - characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, seeing no point in sharing time with others, anhedonia, introspection.
schizotypal personality disorder - characterized by odd behavior or thinking.
Cluster B - dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders
borderline personality disorder - extreme "black and white" thinking, instability in relationships,
self-image, identity and behavior.
antisocial personality disorder - a pervasive disregard for the law and the rights of others
narcissistic personality disorder - a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack
histrionic personality disorder - pervasive attention-seeking behavior including inappropriate sexual
seductiveness and shallow or exaggerated emotions.
(note: psychopaths and sociopaths seem to be grouped in with APD/NPD)
Cluster C - anxious or fearful disorders
avoidant personality disorder - social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to
negative evaluation and avoidance of social interaction.
dependent personality disorder - pervasive psychological dependence on other people.
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (not the same as OC disorder) -characterized by rigid conformity to rules, moral codes and excessive orderliness.
2 Disorders for further study but not currently on the DSMv are:-
Depressive personality disorder - is a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors beginning by early adulthood.
Passive-aggressive personality disorder (negativististic personality disorder) - is a pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance in interpersonal situations.
2 disorders that were previously on the DSMIII but were deleted for further study are:-
Sadistic personality disorder - is a pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning and aggressive behavior.
Self-defeating personality disorder (masochistic personality disorder) - is characterised by behaviour consequently undermining the person's pleasure and goals.
Any insights would be very welcome. Thanks.