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What is a personality disorder that Ophelia may have? Proof? I need help writing...

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ermalanister | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM via web

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What is a personality disorder that Ophelia may have? Proof? I need help writing a psychological report

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted June 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM (Answer #1)

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It is possible that Ophelia had borderline personality disorder.  Individuals with this disorder typically have trouble with interpersonal relationships, just like Ophelia.  Another symptoms is fear of abandonment; we see this when Ophelia follows what the men in her life tell her to do, rather than thinking for herself. It is clear that she does not value herself, because she relies on others to tell her what to do.  She also demonstrates impulsiveness when she wanders into the water and ends up drowning.  It is clear that she does not think about the consequences of her actions.

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