Dictionary of Cluster B Disorders and Psychological Terms

A List of the Terminology You Need to Know plus Bonus Words

Prajinta Pesqueda
9 min readDec 3, 2022


Joshua Hoehne


Acting Out — Defense mechanism where an inner conflict manifests and presents as an action that contains aggression, defiance, or another negative emotion.

Amnesia — Loss of memory. Cluster B have selective amnesia related to object inconstancy (out of sight out of mind). They have no constellated memory thus no feelings of attachment. They erase you completely while keeping an artifact in the form of an introject in their head.

Affect — The outward presentation of our innermost feelings and how other people observe and interpret these expressions. Some people have flat affect: they maintain unresponsive, emotionless, monotonous, immobile, unmoved outward appearance/response (autistic, narcissistic, schizoid, psychopathic). Other people with the dramatic (Cluster B) personality disorders — (histrionic and the borderline) — have exaggerated and labile (changeable) affect.

ambient abuse- It is the fostering, propagation, and enhancement of an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, instability, unpredictability and irritation. There are no acts of traceable physical abuse, yet it can be even more traumatic and long-lasting. Covert narcissists are masters of ambient abuse.

Antisocial Personality Disorder (sociopath)- ASPD appears in early adolescence but criminal behavior and addictive behaviors often lessen with age (around 40–50). It may have a genetic or hereditary component.


Borderline Personality Disorder-BPD is characterized by a pattern of unsuccessful and unstable relationships accompanied by wildly fluctuating (labile) behavior and self-concept. They are unpredictable and display self-destructive behaviors including suicide and self-harm.


Catatonia- Consisting of catalepsy, mutism, stupor, automatic obedience, and echolalia, it is an exaggerated form of mania (in other words: an affective disorder) exhibiting the freeze component of the flight, fight, freeze, or fawn reaction to threat.

Clusterf*ck- One of the best terms to describe a relationship with a Cluster B…



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