Friday, May 18, 2018

Quick Quiz: Name That Personality Disorder

It's good to have a handle on all the personality disorders for life and for the social work licensing exam. Before you encountered the DSM, you might've had your own language to describe people with personality disorders--things like "tricky" and "difficult." Well, now you have more precise language to put to use. And here's a chance to show what you know. We've taken samplings from each cluster and provide just enough for you to narrow down the PD. Your job: Name that personality disorder.

Here we go. A pervasive pattern _____________________?

1. Instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects.

2. Social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by perceptual distortions and eccentricities.

3. Grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.

4. Excessively emotional and attention seeking.

5. Disregard for and violation of the rights of others.

6. Detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions.

How'd you do? Scroll down for answers.

Read up on all the personality disorders on Wikipedia. Get realistic, ASWB exam-style questions (not just "name that" questions) about the DSM and lots more on any good mock social work exam. We recommend SWTP practice tests. Good luck. Let us know how it goes!

1. Borderline
2. Schizotypal
3. Narcissistic
4. Histrionic
5. Antisocial
6. Schizoid

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