Terrified at the thought of having a personality disorder? It does feel scary to be told that there is something fundamentally wrong with your personality as a whole. That’s why I find it useful to identify and work with your attachment style as the focus.
Working with your attachment style is a lot less threatening and a lot more actionable than diagnosing you with a personality disorder that makes you doubt yourself even more than you already do.
Think of it as venn diagrams. If you have an insecure attachment style, it’s not necessary that you have a personality disorder; but if you have a personality disorder, your attachment style could definitely use some work.