This is the second part of the blog on Self-Esteem and The Gift of Challenging People.
We all know people who are challenging or difficult to know. In the earlier blog, I listed some of the characteristics of difficult or challenging people. We will look at the types of challenging people in today’s blog.
Difficult people do not intend to be difficult. They may or may not care about you, but they put themselves first because they have a personality disorder. It’s not that they want to be the way they are; they have no choice unless they seek help to make some changes. The more we seek to understand, the more we encourage harmony and peace.
There are ten types of personality (character) disorders in the current DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders TR). This same volume adds two more personality disorders meriting further study. This gives us a total of twelve listed below. Caution: It is not a wise man who engages in the diagnosis of self. It is equally unwise to diagnose another.