Dependent personality disorder falls under the cluster C personality disorders which are the personalities where people appear fearful or anxious. The other two in this cluster are avoidant and obsessive compulsive. I’ve talked about both and put them in my personality disorders playlist.

A handy pneumonic to remember the 8 characteristics is RELIANCE.

R – Reassurance.

E – Expressing disagreement

L – Life responsibility

I – Initiating projects

A – Alone

N – Nurturance

C – Companionship

E – Exaggerated fears