self-defeating personality disorder


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self-defeating personality disorder

 
a personality disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of behavior detrimental to the self, including being drawn to problematic situations or relationships, failing to accomplish tasks crucial to life objectives, excessive self-sacrifice, inviting criticism and anger, undermining of pleasurable experiences, and inability to enjoy the rewards of success.

self-defeating personality disorder

a personality characterized by a type of behavior that inhibits the individual from achieving his or her own desires and goals. It is characterized by involvement in situations that continuously lead to failure, rejection, and loss even when other options for involvement are available. Also called masochistic personality.
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Self-defeating personality disorder includes women who repeatedly enter into relationships with men who abuse them as well as men who persist in taking menial jobs far below their vocational training.
He was in treatment for his lifelong series of failures and what I diagnosed as self-defeating personality disorder.