DEPENDENT PERSONALITY DISORDER By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Where a person becomes dependent on others for daily living. Was known as passive dependent personality. DEPENDENT PERSONALITY DISORDER: "Dependent personality disorder is due to a lack of self-confidence and self-dependence." Related Psychology Terms STRUCTURED CLINICAL INTERVIEW FOR DSM-IV AXIS PERSONALITY DISORDERS (SCID-LL) PASSIVE DECEPTION ATYPICAL, MIXED, OR OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDER RECEPTIVE CHARACTER PERSONALITY DISORDERS FUNCTIONAL STATUS STATE-DEPENDENT MEMORY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEVICE STATE-DEPENDENT BEHAVIOR PRIMARY PERSONALITY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEPENDENT PERSONALITY DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dependent-personality-disorder/ (accessed March 4, 2021).