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personality disorder

 agroup of disorders characterised by pathological trendsin personality structure. It may show itself by lack of good judgment or poor relationships withothers, accompanied by little anxiety andno personal sense of distress.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.