It is a disorder wherein a person has a pervasive dependence on other people psychologically. It is a personality disorder that is considered a chronic condition, wherein a person would depend on others just to meet any of their physical and emotional needs. This leads to achieving independence minimally, which makes them helpless on their own. It can affect both ordinary people and famous people, which means that this disorder does not affect a single person alone. Some of the most known cases when it comes to such disorders are famous people, making people aware of the disorder and who has it.
There are many evidences that can show that a person is suffering from DPD. One of the common problems that a person may experience is putting their self-esteem down and not being able to cope up in certain situations on their own. People who are projected to have such problems are not common people alone but also famous people in different fields. Some of the famous people with dependent personality disorder are David Beckham, Bobby Fisher and Peter Green.
Each of these individuals has shown different symptoms, which lead to the discovery of their personality disorder. They would communicate with people who are dominant in their own fields, to acquire the same title that others have. Some famous people with dependent personality disorder may become reasonable at times and end up with extraordinary sacrifices just to maintain their bonds with people whom they depend on.
Whenever they depend in a certain individual, they would cling to the relationship that they have built yet quickly attaches to other people once they lose the relationship with other individuals. Since these famous people can enter a situation wherein they will be criticized, they tend to take every negative thing said seriously, which may result to oversensitivity.
Due to dependence to other people, people who have this kind of disorder would spend more time thinking about negative things about their abilities, leading to low self-esteem and helplessness. They would just go along with people they like and always agree to whatever they may say due to their fear of losing their approval or support. There are also times wherein people would experience difficulty in staying in a place alone and are always looking for someone whom they can spend their time with.
Aside from physical dependence, there are also people who would tend to always ask for others opinions about making certain decisions they make in life. They fear to be separated from people whom they have learned to live with and always seek to build another relationship just to maintain their dependency towards others.
Though there are treatments available for some of the mentioned famous people with dependent personality disorder, the results are not for a long term basis. Therapies, wherein people with such disorders will be taught on discovering their individual dependency patterns and how much time they spend in order to maintain such patterns, are used to eliminate their dependency and use alternative in improving their independence.