Overly accommodating personality
People who have dependent personality disorder are overdependent on other people when it comes to making decisions.
They cannot make a decision on their own as they need constant approval from other people.
People who have DPD are generally treated with psychotherapy.
The main goal of this therapy is to make the individual more independent and help them form healthy relationships with the people around them.
Generally people with DPD are also pessimistic: they expect the worst out of situations or believe that the worst will happen.
They tend to be more introverted and are more sensitive to criticism and fear rejection.
It begins by early adulthood, and it is present in a variety of contexts and is associated with inadequate functioning.
Symptoms can include anything from extreme passivity, devastation or helplessness when relationships end, avoidance of responsibilities and severe submission.
Those with overprotective or authoritarian parents are also more at risk to develop DPD.Traumatic or adverse experiences early in an individual's life, such as neglect and abuse or serious illness, can increase the likelihood of developing personality disorders, including dependent personality disorder, later on in life.This is especially prevalent for those individuals who also experience high interpersonal stress and poor social support.in which people depend on others to meet their emotional and physical needs, with only a minority achieving normal levels of independence.Dependent personality disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder, characterized by excessive fear and anxiety.