Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive


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Which of the following gives the best similarity between all personality disorder patients?

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1. Which trait best describes the cluster C personality disorders?

2. Mary often spends her time alone. When she has to be out, she can usually be found in the corner of the room. She doesn't want to be rejected, so Mary usually just avoids speaking to others. Which of the following personality disorders does Mary most likely have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You might know some people with difficult or unusual personalities. But what makes a personality a certifiable disorder? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you determine if you know the answer. You'll specifically be tested on traits of cluster C personality disorders and personality disorders generally.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Personality disorder patients
  • Trait of cluster C personality disorders
  • Risk for a person with dependent personality disorder
  • Defining characteristics of avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cluster C personality disorders lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define types of cluster C personality disorders, such as dependent, avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about personality disorders, review the accompanying lesson titled Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obssessive-Compulsive. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define personality disorder
  • Explain what is meant by a 'cluster' of personality disorders
  • Recognize the traits that the cluster C personality disorders have in common
  • Define avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders
  • Identify traits of each of the cluster C personality disorders