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How can you tell if someone has a personality disorder?

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Answered 2006-09-14 02:59:19

First, there is no such thing as a perfect personality. However, the easiest way to find out if someone has been seeing a psycologist or some other type of mental health professional is to wait for the appropriate time to ask that person something to the effect of "have you talked with a therapist about that?". Besides that, it takes a long time to get to know someone.

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