Chapter 12

Personality Disorders

Set E

Social Anxiety Spectrum

A spectrum of disorder proposed to include both avoidant personality disorder and social phobia.

Splitting

An element of object relations theory which argues that individuals with weak egos engage in a defence mechanism by evaluating people, events or things in a completely black or white way, often judging people as either good or bad with no shades of grey.

Sociopath

A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour.