Do You Have Dependent Personality Disorder?

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Are you dependent on people in your life for just about everything? Then you might have dependent personality disorder, one of the most common personality disorders, and our simple quiz can help you decide if you do. People with this disorder are overly agreeable with others and cannot live their own life without assistance. Basically, your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all driven by others, every step of the way.

Dependent personality disorder frequently starts in childhood and is set off by trauma, abuse, or family history. You'll be pleased to know that,with a bit of help, you can become more independent, improve your self-confidence, and build better, more equal relationships with the people in your life. First off, take the quiz (by yourself)! If the results show that you might have dependent personality disorder, you can go from there. Remember, this quiz is just for fun; if you're really concerned, regardless of the results, please speak to a professional.

Did you know?

Are there different types of dependent personality disorders?

A dependent personality disorder is characterized by heavy reliance on other people to function. This includes day-to-day tasks and any major decisions in life. It’s a mental health issue that encompasses a wide variety of unhealthy attachment behaviors. Although it’s the dependency that defines the disorder, there are actually three different types. Co-dependent Dependence: This type of dependence is characterized by a person's excessive reliance on another, often to the detriment of their own needs and well-being. The co-dependent individual often feels responsible for the feelings, actions, and well-being of others, leading them to neglect their own needs. Maladaptive Dependent: People with maladaptive dependence exhibit an excessive need to be taken care of, leading to submissive and clinging behavior. They fear separation and may go to great lengths to maintain relationships even if they are unhealthy. High-functioning Dependent: While still exhibiting dependence, these individuals can function at a high level in society. They may have successful careers and appear independent, but they rely heavily on others for emotional support and decision-making.

In essence, while all three types involve reliance on others, the nature, intensity, and impact of that dependence vary.

How to Play?

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So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!

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