Depressive Personality Disorder
The Depressive Personality results from desiring, needing, and delighting in belonging; and from fearing, and being distressed by, not belonging.
- Gloomy, incapable of fun, complaining
- Skeptical, pessimistic, and given to brooding
- Guilt-prone, low self-esteem, and preoccupied with inadequacy or failure
- Introverted with restricted social life
- Sluggish, living a life out of action
- Few interests, but which, nonetheless, can be pursued with relative constancy
- Reliable, dependable, and devoted
- Habitual long sleeper (more than 10 hours a night)
The Depressive Temperament is adapted from: Akiskal, Hagop S. (1995). Table 16.6-1, "Attibutes of Depressive and Hyperthymic Temperaments," Mood Disorders: Clinical Features. Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI, Vol. 1.
Eds. Harold I. Kaplan and Benjamin J. Sadock. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, pg. 1125.