Personality disorders affect the way we think, feel and behave. Our personalities are usually developed by our late teens or early 20’s and allow us to get on reasonably well with other people. For some people this doesn’t happen, and for some reason our personality develops in a way that makes it difficult to live with ourselves and relate to other people.
Dealing with life events and adapting to changes in circumstances helps us to mature, learn from past experiences and adapt our behaviour accordingly. People with Personality Disorder may find this more difficult.
This can involve:
Not getting on with our friends and family
Not getting on with people at work
Difficulty making or keeping relationships
Problems staying out of trouble
Problems controlling your feelings or behaviour
This can make you feel unhappy and distressed . You may find your attitudes and beliefs are different to other people, and people find your behaviour unusual or unexpected.
There are many different types of personality disorder which are described in the leaflets below.
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If you are worried about yourself, or someone close to you, it is worth discussing your concerns with your GP. For services in Manchester click here.