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A personality is everything that makes you, you. It includes everything about how you think, feel, and act. A personality disorder is when the way that you think, feel, and/or act causes you intense distress, deviates strongly from societal expectations, or causes you to have difficulty functioning normally.

A personality disorder is more than just having a bad day once in a while. It is a behavioral pattern that occurs over a long period of time. Symptoms of personality disorders usually start to show in your late teens or early 20s.