For this assignment you need to: Identify a fictional character from either a mo
For this assignment you need to: Identify a fictional character from either a movie, television show, or novel (no animated characters) that you believe has at least some features of one of the personality disorders listed below Decide which personality disorder the person is most likely to have using diagnostic criteria Indicate whether the criterion listed below (A-E) is or is not met and explain why the person does/does not meet the criterion. For each criterion, try to give at least two examples to support your diagnostic decision. Please provide a thorough explanation for each criterion Example: I believe criterion 1 is/is not met because What were some of the difficulties you encountered while trying to decide whether the person/character met the above criteria? *** The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose a personality disorder, the following criteria must be met: A. Significant impairments in self (identity or self-direction) and interpersonal (empathy or intimacy) functioning. B. One or more pathological personality trait domains or trait facets. C The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are relatively stable across time and consistent across situations. D. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not better understood as normative for the individual’s developmental stage or socio-cultural environment. E. The impairments in personality functioning and the individual’s personality trait expression are not solely due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., severe head trauma) Antisocial personality disorder criteria: (1) failure to conform to social norms, (2) irritability and aggressiveness, (3) reckless disregard for the safety of self and others, (4) lack of remorse. Paranoid personality disorder criteria: (1) suspects that others are exploiting, harming of deceiving him or her, (2) is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used against him or her, (3) reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events, (4) perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or counterattack. Narcissistic personality disorder criteria: (1) has a grandiose sense of self (2) requires excessive admiration, (3) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, (4) has a sense of entitlement.) Borderline personality disorder criteria: (1) a pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships, (2) unstable self-image or sense of self, (3) inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger, (4) impulsivity in at least two of the following areas: spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating. Histrionic personality disorder criteria: (1) is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention, (2) interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior, (3) displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions, (4) consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self. Utilize the provided link below as well as the DSM-V link provided under Course Content for more information about personality disorder.

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