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Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is one of a group of conditions called anxious personality disorders, which are marked by feelings of nervousness and fear. DPD also is marked by helplessness, submissiveness, a need to be taken care of and for constant reassurance, and an inability to make decisions.

DPD is one of the most frequently diagnosed personality disorders. It appears to occur equally in men and women, and usually appears in early to middle adulthood.
the symptoms of a dependent personality disorder would be

Inability to make decisions, even everyday decisions, without the advice and reassurance of others

Avoidance of personal responsibility; avoidance of jobs that require independent functioning and positions of responsibility

Intense fear of abandonment and a sense of devastation or helplessness when relationships end; often move right into another relationship when one ends

Over-sensitivity to criticism

Pessimism and lack of self-confidence, including a belief that they are unable to care for themselves

Avoidance of disagreeing with others for fear of losing support or approval

Inability to start projects

Difficulty being alone

Willingness to tolerate mistreatment and abuse from others

Placing the needs of their caregivers above their own

Tendency to be naïve and to live in fantasy
by Sunni Skys August 03, 2009