People who are perceived as odd or eccentric includes

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: people who are perceived as odd or eccentric, includes paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders o Cluster B : People whose behavior is overly dramatic, emotional, or erratic, this grouping consists of antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders o Cluster C : people who often appear anxious or fearful, this cluster includes avoidant, dependent and obsessive- compulsive personality disorders ° ° Paranoid Personality Disorder A personality disorder characterized by pervasive suspiciousness— the tendency to interpret other people’s behavior as deliberately threatening or demeaning People who have paranoid personality disorder tend to be overly sensitive to criticism, whether real or imagined Clinicians need to weigh cultural and sociopolitical factors when arriving at a diagnosis of paranoid personality disorder ° ° Schizoid Personality Disorder People with schizoid personalities rarely express emotions and are distant and aloof
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Yet the emotions of people with schizoid personalities are not as shallow or blunted as they are in people with schizophrenia It is a personality disorder characterized by persistent lack of interest in social relationships, flattened affect, and social withdrawal Often described as a loner or an eccentric, the person with a schizoid personality lacks interest in social relationships The person’s emotions usually appear shallow or blunted, but not to the degree found in schizophrenia ° ° Schizotypal Personality Disorder A personality disorder characterized by eccentricities of thought and behavior, but without clearly psychotic features Schizotypal personality disorder may be slightly more common in males than in females and is believed to affect about 4.6% of the general population Investigators also find higher rates of the disorder among African Americans than among Caucasians or Hispanic Americans ° ° Antisocial Personality Disorder A personality disorder characterized by antisocial and irresponsible behavior and lack of remorse for misdeeds People with antisocial personalities often violate the rights of others, disregard social norms and conventions, and, in some cases, break the law People with antisocial personalities also tend to be impulsive and fail to live up to their commitments to others ° ° Antisocial Behavior and Criminality We tend to think of antisocial behavior as synonymous with criminal behavior Although it is the case that antisocial personality disorder is associated with an increased risk of criminality, not all criminals have antisocial personalities nor do all people with antisocial personality disorder become criminals
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Many people with antisocial personality disorders are law abiding and successful in their careers, even though they may treat others in a callous and insensitive manner ° ° Psychopathy and Sociopathy Psychopaths - 1% of the population, born that way, brain differences,
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