People who have been hurt in a certain kind of way develop similar ways of coping with or approaching the world. They have enough similar and common sets of behaviors to be described as having a personality disorder. These sets of behaviors can be thought of as a constellation of personality traits. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes nine such personality clusters. Many people react with discomfort (as did I during graduate school while becoming a psychotherapist) to this sort of...
Friends Meetings and Personality Disorders
By Lynn Fitz-Hugh on May 1, 2014
Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a lifelong Friend, a therapist of 20 years, a mother, and a climate activist. She is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She blogs at thefriendlyseeker.blogspot.com.
Posted in: May 2014