affective personality

affective personality

a chronic personality disorder resulting from an enduring disturbance of mood that shapes cognition, attitude, and identity and thus colors the whole of the person's psychic life and interpersonal behavior.
See also: affective personality disorder, chronic hypomanic personality, cyclothymic personality.

af·fec·tive per·son·al·i·ty

(a-fek'tiv pĕr-sŏn-al'i-tē)
A chronic behavioral pattern in an enduring disturbance of feelings or mood expressed as a form of depression and related emotional features that color the whole of the psychic life.
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