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How Many of These Traits Are Common Among People?


1. Expects to be harmed by others

2. Questions the loyalty or trustworthiness of others

3. Reads hidden threatening meanings into harmless remarks or comments

4. Bears grudges or is unforgiving

5. Reluctant to confide in others

6. Easily slighted and quick to react with anger or to counterattack


1. Alternates between over-idealization and devaluation

2. Impulsive

3. Mood instability

4. Inappropriate displays of temper

5. Uncertainty about values, long-term goals, types of friends

6. Self-image problems

7. Chronic feelings of boredom or emptiness

8. Imagines abandonment


1. Reacts to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation

2. Takes advantage of others to get one=s own ends

3. Excessive sense of self-importance

4. Preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, brilliance

5. Sense of entitlement

6. Requires constant attention and admiration

7. Preoccupied with feelings of envy/jealousy


1. Puts things off that needs to be done so that deadlines are not met

2. Becomes sulky or argumentative when asked to do something he does not want to do

3. Works slowly or does a bad job on things he does not want to do

4. Thinks that others make unreasonable demands on him

5. Avoid obligations by claiming to have >forgotten=

6. Thinks he is doing a much better job than other people think he is doing

7. Resents suggestions from others

8. Obstructs or frustrates the efforts of others by failing to do his part of the task

9. Criticizes or scorns people in positions of authority.


Dr. Morris Murray, Jr. 



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