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.
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Kirk and Kutchins (1992) joined the list of critics with publication of The Selling of DSM and their new book, Making Us Crazy, is a meticulously researched analysis of individuals and groups who participated in the controversial evolution of posttraumatic stress disorder, masochistic personality disorder, self-defeating personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Other chapters on post-traumatic stress disorder, self-defeating personality disorder, masochistic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder contain useful historical anecdotes.
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.