Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal


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Which of the following statements is FALSE about Personality Disorders?

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1. Which of the following descriptions suggests that you might have a Cluster A personality disorder?

2. You are convinced that people are out to get you, you react in a hostile manner in social interactions, and you experience little emotion. Which personality disorder do you most likely have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine how much you know about the psychological disorders categorized into cluster A, including what they have in common and what distinguishes them from each other. In the quiz, you will be asked to identify symptoms of schizoid, schizotypal, and paranoid personality disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer question on the following to pass this quiz:

  • Facts about personality disorders
  • Trait(s) found in cluster A disorders
  • Characteristics of paranoid personality disorder patients
  • Trait(s) of schizoid personality disorder
  • Characteristics of patients with schizotypal personality disorder

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast disorders from the lesson, including paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cluster A personality disorders
  • Making connections - use your understanding of these psychological conditions to catalog patients' symptoms

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal, will introduce you to more information about these disorders. You will learn how to:

  • Define personality disorders and what distinguishes them from other physiological disorders
  • List characteristics shared by the three disorders found in cluster A
  • Identify which disorder a patient may be suffering from given his or her behavior