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Personality Disorders vs. Personality Styles

Personality disorders are chronic and persistent behavioral and emotional disturbances that are often diffcult to treat. Some professions argue that these disorders are not mental disorders at all, but personality styles that these individuals are just odd or unusual. Are personality disorders mental disorders or just personality styles that these individuals have which are just odd or unusual?

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Personality disorders are real and not just personality styles. Have you ever heard of anybody with a personality going through school such as schizoid, Antisocial, Borderline, Avoidant, and a few other disorders. When going through school at any level you may have called a ...

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This is an essay on how personality disorders and personality styles are alike and not alike.