Personality Disorder: Meaning, Types, Causes and Treatment

Before we understand what is Personality disorder, I Just want you to know a little about personality. There is no specific definition and honestly, it is very difficult to pin down exactly what we mean by the word personality.

A personality is the collection of traits that we have developed as we have grown up as an individual. The way we think, feel or behave is our personality.

It seems difficult to sum up the personality into these three characteristics as we think, feel or behave differently in different situations. Yes, it changes in different situations, you may know someone who is very shy in public, but he/she is exactly opposite in private life.

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Personality Disorder

In the previous post we understood what is Personality Disorder and what are the types of Personality Disorder. Now let us further Understand what are the causes and Treatments available for Personality Disorder. The answer is not clear, but it seems like below points play a part.

Personality Disorder Causes

#1. Upbringing and family circumstances.

Upbringing and family circumstances

Physical or sexual abuse in childhood, violence in the family  are  some of the reasons for personality disorder. It is not the case all the time. This disorder can be avoided If children are taken out  of this environment. Such circumstances may lead of feeling, of worthlessness and may make you aggressive. Because, they don’t get the love in return and as a result, they face personality disorder.

#2. Problems.


In addition, problems like Severe aggression, disobedience, and repeated temper tantrums in childhood plays a part.

For them everything is a trouble. Their focus is on the problem and not the solution.

#3. Trauma.


Repeated childhood traumas (unrelated to abuse), incidents or accidents may lead to personality disorder. Only major and early severe trauma can cause personality disorder.

What I am trying to say is not every one who experiences a traumatic situation will have Personality Disorder. Many people who cope up with these incidences and deal with it the right way will avoid such disorder.

#4. Genetics and inheritance

Genetics and inheritance

Some elements of our personality are inherited. Some experts believe that one can suffer from this disorder because of the genetic link and may also face  certain other mental health problems. For example, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder because of genetics and inheritance.


It is possible to live a normal life with the help of various treatment.

Treatment for people with personality disorders can be psychological (talking therapies) and/or physical (Medication).

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