Personality disorders are characterized by patterns of maladaptive behavior, inner experience, and thoughts exhibited across multiple contexts. Often people may wonder if having a personality disorder means there’s something wrong with their personality, but that’s not how we think about it here at Brooklyn Minds. In this context, "personality" means longstanding patterns, and "disorder" means it’s a problem for you and/or others in your life. We think of personality disorders as not being able to trust the information you’re getting from your world or from yourself. For example, if anyone has ever told you that you looked great and you got angry and wondered why they said that, that’s what we’re talking about. Problems with identity, sense of purpose, empathy, and satisfying intimacy are often exhibited in people with personality disorders. Our treatments are designed to help you with those things. The labels don’t matter, but people have used those labels in the past, so we often reference them so you can have access to other information and resources.