character disorder


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character disorder

[′kar·ik·tər dis′ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A pattern of behavior and emotional response that is socially disapproved or unacceptable, with little evidence of anxiety or other symptoms seen in neuroses.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This behavior reflects an emotionally immature, unstable personality Basically, I feel he has a narcissistic character disorder with not too latent paranoid elements."
Al Guilani told the court that he enclosed to the case file a few reports which stated that the defendant suffered from a mental illness of which the symptoms are character disorder, change in the mood, tension, in addition to the loss of will and responsibility over things.
Cases represent examples of complex problems such as character disorder with masochistic features, emotionally unstable personality with psychotic potential, and schizoid with marked hypochondriacal features.
Thayer appears to have had a "character disorder" his whole life.
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But ychiatrist Dr Philip Joseph said his study of Gonzalez convinced him the killer had a character disorder but was NOT mentally ill.
Fujita ruled that an extreme character disorder could be found in the defendant, but that he was suffering no mental disorder such that he was unable to bear criminal responsibility.
The character disordered are cunning because they know themselves from within and can readily see character disorder in the countenance of one just like themselves.
Some researchers believe that the behavior of MSBP perpetrators is a character disorder; it does not follow social norms.
The sentencing judge proclaimed Sirico a "danger to society," and the court psychiatrist diagnosed him as having a "character disorder." The transcript was posted on The Smoking Gun (www.thesmokinggun.com) in February.
Conversion hysteria, after all, is not a character disorder, like "self-hatred," "self-aggrandizing romance," "casual indulgence" and the other psychological and sexual aberrations Horowitz and Collier diagnose in the American left.