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6th Dec '16 11:48:54 AM ElectroKraken
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes - shows little interest in confiding in others or romantic relations despite showing perfect social skills, and is indifferent to praise, usually allowing all of the credit to go to whichever police officer Sherlock happens to be working with. His brother Mycroft also shows many characteristics of this personality disorder, including joining a club whos main rule prohibits talking to each other, showing extreme anhedonia manifested by little interest in much, even though his skills are probably superior to those of Sherlock.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes - shows little interest in confiding in others or romantic relations despite showing perfect social skills, and is indifferent to praise, usually allowing all of the credit to go to whichever police officer Sherlock happens to be working with. His brother Mycroft also shows many characteristics of this personality disorder, including joining a club whos whose main rule prohibits talking to each other, showing extreme anhedonia manifested by little interest in much, even though his skills are probably superior to those of Sherlock.
28th Nov '16 4:21:11 PM tmantookie
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizoid_personality_disorder Hard to]] [[LivingProp distinguish from background scenery]] [[IneffectualLoner yet somehow manages to be abrasive]]. Severe cases of this disorder resemble catatonic states. If they have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder depersonalization disorder]], they won't be freaked out by it. Similar to {{Asexuality}}, this disorder rarely shows up in the media since its hard to show a ''lack'' of something, though many characters would meet the criteria if they were less ambitious (which pushes them towards antisocial territory), weren't secretly shy (and thus veering more into avoidant territory), or weren't spiced up with the RuleOfCool. Less severe cases are hard to differentiate from the avoidant. The main difference is that avoidants flee from interpersonal interaction due to severe insecurity and low self-esteem, whereas schizoids lack the interest in the first place, either not enjoying it, finding emotional closeness to be smothering or finding it risky.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizoid_personality_disorder Hard to]] [[LivingProp distinguish from background scenery]] [[IneffectualLoner yet somehow manages to be abrasive]]. Severe cases of this disorder resemble catatonic states. If they have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder depersonalization disorder]], they won't be freaked out by it. Similar to {{Asexuality}}, this disorder rarely shows up in the media since its it's hard to show a ''lack'' of something, though many characters would meet the criteria if they were less ambitious (which pushes them towards antisocial territory), weren't secretly shy (and thus veering more into avoidant territory), or weren't spiced up with the RuleOfCool. Less severe cases are hard to differentiate from the avoidant. The main difference is that avoidants flee from interpersonal interaction due to severe insecurity and low self-esteem, whereas schizoids lack the interest in the first place, either not enjoying it, finding emotional closeness to be smothering or finding it risky.
28th Nov '16 3:43:18 PM sunflowers
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* Diane Selwyn from ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' exhibits the classic Borderline symptoms of suicidal ideation, intense anger, splitting, chronic feelings of emptiness, and excessive efforts to avoid abandonment.

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* Diane Selwyn from in ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' exhibits the classic Borderline symptoms of suicidal ideation, intense anger, splitting, chronic feelings of emptiness, and excessive efforts to avoid abandonment.abandonment.
* David Lynch seems to love this trope. Dorothy Vallens in ''Film/BlueVelvet'' and Laura Palmer in ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' each show enough symptoms to qualify for a diagnosis of BPD.
16th Nov '16 3:38:16 PM margdean56
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Also, although the specific personality disorders list traits, a personalty disorder is more defined by the inability to get along with others than specific personality traits. When most people encounter a situation they will experiment with different things (some things they're reluctant to try and some things not so much) until they find something that works for them and everybody involved. People with personality disorders will keep doing the same thing regardless of results.

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Also, although the specific personality disorders list traits, a personalty personality disorder is more defined by the inability to get along with others than specific personality traits. When most people encounter a situation they will experiment with different things (some things they're reluctant to try and some things not so much) until they find something that works for them and everybody involved. People with personality disorders will keep doing the same thing regardless of results.
13th Nov '16 1:06:17 PM nombretomado
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%%* Tala from JusticeLeagueUnlimited.

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%%* Tala from JusticeLeagueUnlimited.
''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
2nd Nov '16 4:07:59 PM Dravencour
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeEFBMxhfIs#t=8m03s Asuka]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' believes herself to be the number one pilot and insists that others treat her that way. Because of this, she has only one friend; [[NiceGirl Hikari.]] Behind all her bluster, hides a deep sense of social insecurity and self-loathing.
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' develops a full on god complex and doesn't take criticism well. He has no friends at all; he has pawns and enemies.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeEFBMxhfIs#t=8m03s Asuka]] Asuka Langley Souryuu]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' believes herself to be the number one pilot and insists that others treat her that way. Because of this, she has only one friend; [[NiceGirl Hikari.]] Behind all her bluster, hides a deep sense of social insecurity and self-loathing.
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' develops a full on [[AGodAmI god complex complex]] and doesn't take criticism well. He has no friends at all; he has pawns and enemies.
2nd Nov '16 4:06:15 PM Dravencour
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* Guts from {{Berserk}}. After being branded and hunting apostles, Guts doesn't trust anyone.

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* Guts from {{Berserk}}. ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. After being betrayed, branded and hunted by demons (and hunting apostles, them in turn), Guts doesn't trust anyone.
18th Oct '16 5:19:57 PM nombretomado
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%%* Alan from ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' gets like this sometimes until Charlie reminds Alan whose house it is.

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%%* Alan from ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' gets like this sometimes until Charlie reminds Alan whose house it is.



%%* Monica Gellar from ''{{Friends}}''
* Series/{{Monk}} uses his obbession for perfection and details to solves cases.

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%%* Monica Gellar from ''{{Friends}}''
''Series/{{Friends}}''
* Series/{{Monk}} uses his obbession obsession for perfection and details to solves cases.
12th Oct '16 3:43:15 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_1U2VpDZL8 Austin Powers]] from ''AustinPowers''. YEAH BABY!
%%* [[http://www.neiu.edu/~mecondon/cinfilm.htm Scarlett O'Hara]] from ''GoneWithTheWind''
* [[http://www.neiu.edu/~mecondon/cinfilm.htm Blanche [=DuBois=] ]] from ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has a phobia of growing old and becoming unattractive to men.

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%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_1U2VpDZL8 Austin Powers]] from ''AustinPowers''.''Film/AustinPowers''. YEAH BABY!
%%* [[http://www.neiu.edu/~mecondon/cinfilm.htm Scarlett O'Hara]] from ''GoneWithTheWind''
''Film/GoneWithTheWind''
* [[http://www.neiu.edu/~mecondon/cinfilm.htm Blanche [=DuBois=] ]] from ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has a phobia of growing old and becoming unattractive to men.



%%* Maria Bertram from ''MansfieldPark''.
%%* Mr. Toad from ''WindInTheWillows''.

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%%* Maria Bertram from ''MansfieldPark''.
''Literature/MansfieldPark''.
%%* Mr. Toad from ''WindInTheWillows''.
''Literature/WindInTheWillows''.
13th Sep '16 4:53:59 PM CyberTiger88
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Any behavior can be justified depending on what situation you're put in. It's believed these people act the way they do because [[FreudianExcuse as a child they were overexposed to situations where the behavior had survival value, reinforcing it]]. So they never learned to shift gears when the situation calls for it. Genetics usually only ensure that the childhood environment doesn't have a blank canvas to work on, but sometimes people literally were born that way. If you really want a better grasp of these disorders, it helps to get a basic understanding of evolution and the process of natural selection. Thinking about how this behavior would be useful in a low tech hunter-gatherer society tends to help too.

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Any behavior can be justified depending on what situation you're put in. It's believed these people act the way they do because [[FreudianExcuse as a child they were overexposed to situations where the behavior had survival value, reinforcing it]]. So they [[CripplingOverspecialization never learned to shift gears when the situation calls for it.it]]. Genetics usually only ensure that the childhood environment doesn't have a blank canvas to work on, but sometimes people literally were born that way. If you really want a better grasp of these disorders, it helps to get a basic understanding of evolution and the process of natural selection. Thinking about how this behavior would be useful in a low tech hunter-gatherer society tends to help too.
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