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    5.03 Personality Disorders: How important is personality to you?

    Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
    ~Charles Schwab, Founder and CEO of the Schwab Corporation

    How do you describe a person? You may describe their physical attributes or their personality. What makes a person have a “good personality” and why is it so important to have a “good” one? For many, having a “good personality” characterizes a person as nice, kind, respectful, funny, admirable, happy-go-lucky, and so forth. One can say a person with a great personality will have many friends. Would it be fair to say that a person with a horrible personality may have very few friends?

    In this lesson you will learn about personality disorders and why people with these disorders have a hard time with relationships.