There are varied conceptions about personality disorders that have been formulated over time. Some of these ideas are misconceptions and do not represent the actual facts about personality disorder. This paper delves into the canonical conception of personality disorder. The view of this conception is that it is a dysfunctional expression of the personality traits that are comparatively resolute and abiding. However, a research conducted by the author disputes these allegations. This article review discusses the ways in which personality disorder is characterized by the patterns that define the traits. Also discussed is the number of ways that can be considered when analyzing personality stability with change. This article also evaluates a number of factors that affect the stability and change of personality disorder. This article also evaluates the scientific methods used by the author and evaluates whether the author adhered to the scientific regulations. Conclusively, the article finds whether the research findings answered the research questions.
Stability and Change in Personality Disorder
The canonical conception of personality disorder is that it is a dysfunctional expression of the personality traits that are comparatively resolute and abiding. As such, the foundations of personality disorders are in childhood as well as adolescence and prevail into adulthood. Due to this, the disorders are difficult to change as they are embedded in one’s life for a long time. There are researches conducted that challenge the canonical conception of personality disorder. The new view reveals that the personality of individuals is dynamic and changes with time.
Albeit the changes are slow into adulthood, the maladaptive exhibitions of personality disorders are more eminently stable than they were previously believed to be. The findings of the research have been described in the article. Also discussed are the factors that affect the stability and alterations in personality disorders. The arising conceptions on personality disorders have essential implications for the diagnosis, treatments as well as an assessment of the pathology of personality disorders. These conceptions defy that of the Western culture on changing characteristics of the disorder, proving it to be changing, relatively, in the course of time.
Personality disorders have always been characterized by the patterns that define the traits. Paranoia disorder is characterized by distrust of other and being suspicious of their motives, leading to misinterpretation of them being malevolent.. A schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by social as well as interpersonal deficits that are marked using acute discomfort and lowered capacity to have close relations. Aside from the above mentioned, the criterion of characterization applies to other disorders.
There a number of ways that can be considered when analyzing personality stability with change. In the article three of such ways have been discussed; Mean-level or developmental stability and change indices the degree to which average trait degree changes within a population adherent. The second is the rank-order stability and change reflects the degree to which people assert the relative levels of their traits. The third and final way discussed in the article is the diagnostic stability. In this method, change is defined as whether or not an individual attains the criteria for similar categories of diagnostics across time.
There are a number of factors that affect the stability and change of personality disorder. The relations with other disorders should be considered when evaluating the change and stability of personality disorder. The stability of functioning is also a factor as studies indicate that personality disorder based dysfunction is clear and stable. The baseline for its manifestation relates equally within different baselines. The variability of personality disorder criteria is another factor that affects stability and change. The diagnosis of personality disorder needs manifestation in different diagnostic criteria.
The findings of the researcher are significant and conclusively leaving no questions unanswered. The findings were interesting and covered all the aspects of personality disorder. Also, the research findings and results were very appropriate for the research questions. The experiment was able to answer the hypothesis and confirm that personality disorder changes with time. The findings confirmed that the disorder, unlike confirmed by the Western ideas, is dynamic and clear. The arising conceptions on personality disorders have essential implications for the diagnosis, treatments as well as an assessment of the pathology of personality disorders. In the conducted research, the author provided the specific methodologies used during the research process.
The author reviewed enough of the various opinions regarding your topic to provide a thorough and realistic assessment of the topic. The author has conclusively discussed the available information on the subject as relayed by the previous works and research. The researcher also followed all the required scientific protocols such as Identification of the target population, obtaining a sample and using random assignment to groups among other protocols. The researcher also provided clear definitions that were operationalized on both the dependent and independent variables. No scientific methods were violated during the experiment. All the principles of scientific methods were appropriately followed by the researcher. Conclusively, the author was able to confirm that personality disorder is not dynamic.