“I am the greatest!” a famous boxer declared loudly and often. Had he in fact acted throughout his adult life as though he were the greatest, the most appropriate personality disorder diagnosis would be:
Answer A. histrionic.
“That’s it!” says your friend, the psychotherapist. “I can’t work with that client. As soon as I show any empathy at all, it becomes almost impossible to challenge the client, and the client keeps calling me at all hours of the day.” Most likely, this is a client with:
Answer A. antisocial personality disorder.
B. obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
C. borderline personality disorder.
D. schizotypal personality disorder.
A client is initially very resistant to therapy, cannot acknowledge weaknesses, and ignores feedback. Most likely, the client is experiencing:
Answer A. narcissistic personality disorder, and will make a great deal of progress in therapy.
B. schizoid personality disorder, and will not make much progress in therapy.
C. schizoid personality disorder, and will make a great deal of progress in therapy.
D. narcissistic personality disorder, and will not make much progress in therapy.
An individual diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder reports having a great deal of difficulty figuring out how others feel, and as a child had difficulty developing adequate language skills. These findings would make the most sense to a theorist with which background?
Answer A. cognitive