Hucal wrote:Just making a guess based on the traits of both, because I have no idea. I was combining sociopathy and schizoid for that example. I wouldn't really know how to explain a sociopath with avoidant traits... to me, they seem like contradictory disorders in a lot of ways. AvPD'ers have low self-esteem, feel socially awkward, self-loathe, self-critical, etc., and I feel like a lot of sociopaths do not usually express themselves in such a way that makes them look weak and timid. I'm sure there are exceptions, though.
Bumping this thread.
I remember reading a while ago a concept like intrinsic and extrinsic self esteem and how it is related to narcissism.
I guess if this theory is right antisocials and narcissists have high intrinsic self esteem meaning that they feel that they are capable of great things.
Now extrinsic self-esteem should mean something like how society view you, or more specifically how well you believe society sees you. In that theory avoidant PD is basically extremelly low extrinsic self-esteem.
If you combine these concepts things are not contradictory. I guess if there is one personality that is the oposite of antisocial PD it would be the dependent PD who unlike the avoidant feel they are completelly uncapable of doing anything by them selves.
So if I had to sum it up it would be.
Antisocial/Narcissitic: High Intrinsic, Extrinsic N/A
Avoidant/Schizoid/Schizotypal/Paranoid: Intrinsic N/A, Low Extrinsic
Dependent: Intrinsic Low, N/A Extrinsic
Histrionic?: Intrinsic N/A, Extrinsic High
Histrionic is the Opposite of Schizoid*
Antisocial is the Opposite of Dependent
Does anybody have resources regading this two types of self-esteem and the relationshio to narcissism?
Schizotypy is like drugs: You get good ruminations and bad ruminations