Personality Disorders

Angry and irritable mood:

  • Often loses temper
  • Often touchy or easily annoyed by others
  • Often angry and resentful

Argumentative and defiant behavior:

  • Often argues with adults or people in authority
  • Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules
  • Often deliberately annoys people
  • Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehaviour


  • Often spiteful or vindictive
  • Has shown spiteful or vindictive behavior at least twice in the past six months

Aggressive Conduct:

  • Intimidating or bullying others
  • Physically harming people or animals on purpose
  • Committing rape
  • Using a weapon

Deceitful Behavior:

  • Lying
  • Breaking and entering
  • Stealing
  • Forgery

Destructive Behavior:

  • Destructive conduct may include arson and other intentional destruction of property.

Violation of Rules:

  • Skipping school
  • Running away from home
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Sexual behavior at a very young age
  • Boys who have conduct disorder are more likely to display aggressive and destructive behavior than girls. Girls are more prone to deceitful and rule-violating behavior.
  • Poor motor coordination
  • Anxiety and low mood
  • Sensory issues
  • Attention difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • Tics
  • seizures