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Taking joy in irritating others is unlikely to be classifiable as a personality disorder, however, the Dark Triad describes individuals with disagreeable habits. In combination with other extremely adverse behaviours, it is perhaps classifiable as Conduct disorder or Narcissistic personality disorder.


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There is an ongoing debate as to whether it is best to view personality disorders as being categorical or dimensional in nature. Your question infers the perspective of the categorical view. The alternative dimensional perspective suggests that the three disorders you mention are very similar, that is, these three conditions overlap to a large extent with a ...


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In response to your question on the prevalence of NPD, I've listed some research here: Dhawan, Kunik, Oldham, and Coverdale (2010) did a systematic review of literature on the prevalence and treatment of NPD from Jan 1980 to Aug 2008. Twenge and Foster (2010) updates a US based meta analysis of the prevalence of NPD among college students (based on ...


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I think this question is not really about strict religious upbringings or sexuality at all, this is really about the broader issue of rebellious attitudes and anti-authoritarianism. No matter what controlled environment with particular sets of rules that groups of people find themselves in, there will always be a handful of those who rebel. A good reference (...


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I think what you are asking pertains to how learned helplessness is defined. If sticking to the traditional behavioral definition, then yes, 'learned helpless' is a response to an accumulation of stimulus-response events. See (Lerner, et al. 2018) However, if you depart from the traditional behavioral definition, you can incorporate the individuals role in ...


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The test you seem to be talking about is often referred to by different names, but the name used by The Myers & Briggs Foundation[1] and most of the papers on the subject[2] is MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). PS: I did my best to identify it according to your description, but leave a comment if I'm wrong. It is important to add that this test is ...


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This was discussed by Erich Fromm, a German social psychologist. In his popular book "To Have or to Be?" he explains this mode of attached to one's own conviction as the modes of existence related to "Having" as if this was one's property that it is about to defend. On the other hand, people living in the mode of "Being" do not &...


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Technically, this is an English Language question really rather than about psychology or neuroscience. Esteem is about respect and admiration. See https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/esteem Therefore, someone who has self-esteem respects themselves and admires their achievements. So to expand on that, if you have self-esteem, that helps to ...


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Here is an article which is very helpful for finding information about What is Avoidant personality disorder & social anxiety. I personally found it very informative because i have seen that many people around me who suffered. https://sympdisease.com/what-is-avoidant-personality-disorder-social-anxiety/#...


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If you want to use IPIP, better use the Mini-IPIP (20 items) instead of selecting items yourself: Donnellan, M. B., Oswald, F. L., Baird, B. M., & Lucas, R. E. (2006). The Mini-IPIP Scales: Tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five Factors of Personality. Psychological Assessment, 18(2), 192–203. https://doi.org/10/d5649w


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I know that the question is old, but it is still relevant so I will attempt to answer. In the meantime Johnson has developed a 120-item version of the IPIP-NEO. The development is described in detail here: Johnson, J. A. (2014). Measuring thirty facets of the Five Factor Model with a 120-item public domain inventory: Development of the IPIP-NEO-120. Journal ...


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