We all have parts of our personalities which are difficult to manage. If you have a personality disorder it doesn’t mean you’re different from other people, you may just need extra help in managing emotions and behaviours.
You may be given a diagnosis of personality disorder if you have all 3 of these symptoms:
The way you think, feel or behave causes you and those around you problems in day-to-day life
The way you think, feel or behave causes problems across different areas of your life. For example keeping a job may be difficult if you can’t get along with colleagues. You may find it difficult to keep out of trouble