Dependent personality disorder features

RELIANT

  • Relies on others to make important decisions (needing reassurance)
  • Encourages others to make decisions
  • Limited capacity themselves to make decisions (about life responsibilities)
  • Inability to care for oneself (fears of such) so are uncomfortable alone
  • Abandonment fears of caring for oneself
  • Needs of others put first and unduly compliant with others’ requests
  • Tolerance – inability to disagree with others
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