Personality Disorders

The world is as it is because we perceive it that way. And we all live in our different worlds
-- Dr Javed Hingora, Founder of the STEPS Program© and the KIDS Program

Each person has a unique personality and based on it, uniquely perceives the world. When certain personality traits are out of balance, they begin to affect the ability of the person to function normally, or cause distress to others around them, these are called personality disorders. In homeopathic philosophy, all personality traits are seen as a combination of genetic makeup and environmental influences and life experiences a person goes through. Some experiences that are significantly influential are capable of causing a health imbalance including some personality traits becoming a disorder. Therefore, analysis of personality forms a primary component of homeopathic analysis, often deciding the right course of treatment. The whole person is treated, not only a part of the body and the aim is to achieve balance.

Personality disorders are one of the most neglected areas of health, though being very common in occurrence. All humans, to some degree, suffer from them at some time due to life events and inherited personality traits. For the person suffering from it, it seems the natural way to ‘be’ and hence there is usually a lack of awareness or even denial when these are pointed out. It becomes important to treat them, however, since it begins to affect the person’s normal functioning and those around them.

Personality disorders are characterized by an unhealthy way of thinking, functioning or behaving. A person with a personality disorder finds it hard to perceive and relate normally to situations and people. This causes significant limitations in relationships, work, education and social activities.

Chemical pharmaceutical treatments do not offer any specific treatment for personality disorders, neither is personality type taken into consideration when deciding on treatments for other diseases conditions. This is in complete contrast to the homeopathic approach wherein this unique personality is seen as a deciding factor behind a person’s perception of the world and their reactions to life events based on it. Since a host of physical disorders arise from emotional disturbances, addressing them is essential for healing.

Broad types of Personality Disorders:

Cluster A personality disorders:

Keywords: Odd or eccentric thinking or behavior.

Paranoid:

  • A generally suspicious nature with a distrust of others or their motives.
  • A feeling that there are conspiracies against them.
  • Taking offense to remarks or comments.
  • Reluctance to trust or confide in others.
  • Holding on to grudges for long.
  • Fixed ideas that their partner is unfaithful.

Schizoid:

  • Seclusion, isolation from others, avoidance of society, preferring to be alone.
  • Limited emotional expression.
  • Inability to be a part of normal social interactions.
  • Lack of joy in most activities.
  • Seeming cold and distant.
  • Lack of sexual interest.

Schizotypal:

  • Strange and peculiar thinking, speech, behavior or conduct.
  • Delusion of hearing voices, smelling odors, seeing objects or images.
  • Delusion of an ability to influence others with their thoughts alone.
  • Lack of empathy or inappropriate emotional responses.

Cluster B personality disorders:

Keywords: Overreaction, overly emotional and unpredictable behavior.

Antisocial personality disorder:

  • Lack of regard for others’ feelings or needs.
  • Lack of moral feeling or remorse. Criminal tendencies like stealing, cheating others, lying etc.
  • Aggression, violence often violating the rights of others.
  • Lack of regard for safety of self or others.
  • Irresponsible and impulsive actions.

Borderline personality disorder:

  • Changeable mood, impulsive and risky behavior.
  • Lack of clarity about self image.
  • Feeling of being unfulfilled, empty or abandoned.
  • Intense anger with threats to harm self.
  • Intense or unstable relationships.

Histrionic personality disorder:

  • Constant attention seeking by being dramatic, provocative, disruptive or emotional.
  • Prone to being influenced easily by others. Especially relevant in the times of social media.
  • Shallow and changeable emotions.
  • Too concerned about what others think of them, especially physical appearance.
  • Being clingy or having a wrong perception of closeness to others.

Narcissistic personality disorder:

  • A feeling of superiority over others.
  • Tendency to show off, boast their talents, wealth, appearance.
  • Lack of regard for others’ feelings.
  • Constant need for being praised.
  • Arrogance.
  • Often using others to get what they think they clearly deserve.
  • Excessively competitive behavior.

Cluster C Personality Disorders:

Avoidant personality disorder:

  • Feeling of being inferior, unattractive or inadequate.
  • Oversensitive to rejection or criticism due to an underlying lack of confidence.
  • Being too shy, timid and inhibited socially.
  • Fear of ridicule, rejection or disapproval.

Dependent personality disorder:

  • Excessive dependence on others. Almost like a child.
  • Clinging for support to people, with a childlike submission.
  • Fear of being left on their own.
  • Lack of self confidence with a need for frequent reassurance and support.
  • Inability to make decisions.
  • Difficulty starting projects due to lack of confidence.
  • Inability to stand up for themselves. Tolerating abusive treatment despite having options available.
  • Need to be in a relationship. Hurry to start a new one quickly once the current one ends.

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder:

  • Inability to function normally due to fixed ideas and thoughts.
  • Excessive need for orderliness, rules or attention to trivial details.
  • Setting unrealistic expectations and feeling incapable of achieving them.
  • Need to be in control of people and situations. Inability to delegate tasks.
  • Neglecting social and leisure activities due to overcommitment to projects or work.
  • Being too stubborn or rigid. Inflexibility about moral or ethical issues.
  • Being too miserly and needing strict budgeting.

Implications of Personality Disorders:

Personality disorders can significantly disrupt the lives of both the affected person and those who care about that person. Personality disorders may cause problems with relationships, work or school, and can lead to social isolation or alcohol or drug abuse.

How We Treat

The treatment of these disorders under the STEPS Program© is very individual and precise using non-chemical treatment modalities like homeopathy, hypnotherapy, NLP and counselling.

The treatment process can be summarized in 3 words:

Know. Heal. Evolve.

To truly heal, one must first know oneself, and all that causes one’s disease. For, it is only after true healing that one evolves to their full potential.

Dr Javed Hingora

Founder of the STEPS Program© and the KIDS Program©

Know. Heal. Evolve.

Step 1

Know

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the following are determined:

  • Analysing the personality and how it was shaped from an early age.
  • Analyzing all aspects of the person's health like their genetic history, birth history, medical history, current health status and their body type.
  • dentifying factors, especially interpersonal relationships, that contributed to causing an imbalance in behavior, feeling or personality.
  • Identifying what needs to be treated and changes that need to be made to facilitate normalcy.
  • Identifying and setting treatment goals, therapies, lifestyle changes needed for recovery.
Step 2

Heal

Treatment

  • With the STEPS Program©, in collaboration with Philolife therapies, a combination of the most appropriate therapies are employed to promote healing.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
  • Parents or family members are encouraged to participate in the treatment and health improvement process so that they learn the tools to contribute to the healing process.
Step 3

Evolve

Health Improvement and Disease Prevention

Resources for a healthy evolution into a better version of oneself are offered in collaboration with PhiloLifeWellbeing.com

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Step 1

Know

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the following are determined:

  • Analysing the personality and how it was shaped from an early age.
  • Analyzing all aspects of the person's health like their genetic history, birth history, medical history, current health status and their body type.
  • dentifying factors, especially interpersonal relationships, that contributed to causing an imbalance in behavior, feeling or personality.
  • Identifying what needs to be treated and changes that need to be made to facilitate normalcy.
  • Identifying and setting treatment goals, therapies, lifestyle changes needed for recovery.
Step 2

Heal

Treatment

  • With the STEPS Program©, in collaboration with Philolife therapies, a combination of the most appropriate therapies are employed to promote healing.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
  • Parents or family members are encouraged to participate in the treatment and health improvement process so that they learn the tools to contribute to the healing process.
Step 3

Evolve

Health Improvement and Disease Prevention

Resources for a healthy evolution into a better version of oneself are offered in collaboration with PhiloLifeWellbeing.com

For more information Enquire