Before you call a type of behaviour a disorder, it should cause enduring patterns that deviate from the expectations of society. These are some of the symptoms of a disorder.
Writers need to know about personality disorders if they are going to write about them. These are only brief definitions of patterns of behaviour. Do lots of research before you give a major character one of these disorders.
Source for information and table
If you enjoyed this, read:
- Personality Disorders - DSM-5 Resource for Writers
- When Crazy Is Good - 9 Good Reasons For Your Character's Bad Behaviour
Mental Illness - Writing Resource
If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.
Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate