Personality is a complex compilation of social skills, impulse control, affective modulation,risk assessment and ability to learn from previous experiences (Powers, 2005a). Personalitydisorders are fundamental and persisting problems related to who people are, how theysee themselves, how they cope with problems and how they interface with others(Putnam, 2009). The diagnosis of a personality disorder implies that the individual has,or could have the ability to evaluate interpersonal, social, legal and professional behavior inhis- or herself.
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