passive-dependent personality


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passive-dependent personality

[′pas·iv di′pen·dənt ‚pərs·ən′al·əd·ē]
(psychology)
A character disorder marked by a behavioral pattern characterized by a lack of self-confidence, indecisiveness, and a tendency to cling to and seek support from others.
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Psychodynamically, these patients have passive-dependent personality disorder.