The Hollywood Guide to Personality Disorders

Give clients examples they’ll understand with this FREE resource!

Gregory Lester, PhD

How often does this happen to you?

You’re watching a movie and a character is such a clear example of narcissistic behavior that you make a mental note to use this clip as a reference in future sessions.

Or worse—a character in a TV show gets diagnosed as borderline for the sake of the plot…when they actually fit almost NONE of the criteria.

Whatever the personality disorder, Hollywood is full of examples.

Although some portrayals are less than accurate (I’m looking at you Girl, Interrupted!), it can be helpful to have a “character case study” as a benchmark when working with challenging clients.

That’s why I’ve complied a robust list of personality disorders represented by characters from famous movies and TV shows.

This list illustrates the differences between “normal” personality and disordered personality. Once you understand the personality disorders affecting these characters, you’ll never see them the same way again!

› › Click here to download your free resource today!


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Gregory Lester, PhD, is a clinical, consulting, and research psychologist with practices in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Lester has presented over 2,000 personality disorders trainings to over 200,000 professionals in every major city in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In his nearly 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Lester has treated over 1,000 personality disorder cases and has performed psychological evaluations on over 2,500 individuals.

Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas and as a special consultant to The United States Department of Justice. Dr. Lester’s office served as one of the original research sites for the DSM-5® revision of the personality disorders section where he collaborated with Emory University, the New York State Psychiatric Group, The University of Missouri, The University of Kentucky, and the late Dr. Robert Spitzer, chairman of the DSM-3 committee.

Dr. Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Colorado Psychological Association. Dr. Lester is the author of nine books, including Power with People, a manual of interpersonal effectiveness, Shrunken Heads, an irreverent memoir of his graduate school training, and Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Personality Disorders, which is the largest-selling front-line clinical manual on diagnosing, treating and managing personality disorders. Dr. Lester’s research and articles have appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Western Journal of Medicine, The Yearbook of Family Practice, The Journal of Behavior Therapy, The Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, The Handbook of Depression, Transactional Analysis Journal, Living Word Magazine, The Priest Magazine, and The Houston Lawyer.

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Topic: Personality Disorders

Tags: Personality Disorders

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