The Personality Disorder Of The Mayo Clinic

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History is full of tales of famous criminals, with the most brutal committing mass murder, both political and domestic. However, what is now called 'serial ' killing is something different. While there are those who hurt people or murder for profit or motive, serials killers murder for neither; their murders are rage based and usually filled with no remorse. The most entertaining and engrossing stories are usually the ones portrayed on television shows and movies. Though sadly they are entertainment for some, they are reality for others. The person or people committing these murders have a deeper mental issue, usually one that would be diagnosed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th edition) as a Personality Disorder. A Personality Disorder as defined by the Mayo Clinic is " a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving." They are typically grouped into three clusters (A, B, and C), with a total of 10 disorders in all. The fascinating thing about the people with personality disorders is they are oblivious to the fact that they have one; everything they do from their actions to their thoughts is innate to them. This is why they typically have a great amount of trouble when it comes to both connecting and relating to situations and people - leaving them limited in their personal relationships and social encounters in both work and school. On a whole, Personality disorders tend to…

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