A. An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture. This patten is manifested in two (or more) of the following areas :
- Cognition (i.e., ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events )
- Affectivity (i.e., the range, intensity, liability, and appropriateness of emotional response)
- Interpersonal functioning
- Impulse control.